Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 20296-20297 [E8-7973]

Download as PDF 20296 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 15, 2008 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Health Department .......... 10 75 15/60 Health Department .......... 10 120 15/60 Health Health Health Health Health 11 11 11 11 11 3 1 1 1 1 15/60 15/60 15/60 15/60 15/60 Type of respondent Pediatric Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Project Case Report Form. Adult Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Project Case Report Form. Adult Discharge Audit Case Report Form ..................................... Adult Discharge Audit Form A: Description of Matching Method .. Adult Discharge Audit Form B: Sampling Strategy ....................... Adult Discharge Audit Form C: Summary ..................................... Adult Discharge Audit Form D: Future .......................................... Dated: April 8, 2008. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–7971 Filed 4–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–08–0572] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–5960 and send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:31 Apr 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Department Department Department Department Department .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Health Message Testing System, 0920—0572—Revision—National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM), Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service (CCHIS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC). Background and Brief Description The National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM) was established as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Futures Initiative to help ensure that health information, interventions, and programs at CDC are based on sound science, objectivity, and continuous customer input. Before CDC disseminates a health message to the public, the message always undergoes scientific review. However, reflecting the current state of scientific knowledge accurately provides no guarantee that the public will understand a health message or that the message will move people to take recommended action. Communication theorists and researchers agree that for health messages to be as clear and influential as possible, target audience members or representatives must be involved in developing the messages and provisional versions of the messages must be tested with members of the target audience. However, increasingly there are circumstances when CDC must move swiftly to protect life, prevent disease, or calm public anxiety. Health message testing is even more important in these instances, because of the critical nature of the information need. Consider the following situations: CDC must communicate about a hazard, outbreak, or other emergency that presents an urgent threat to one or more segments of the public. The national crisis in which anthrax spores contaminated mail, postal facilities, and PO 00000 Frm 00055 Average burden per response (in hours) Number of respondents Form name Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 congressional buildings is a striking example. CDC receives a mandate from Congress with a tight deadline for communicating with the public about a specific topic. For example, in 1998 Congress gave CDC 120 days to develop and test messages for a public information campaign about Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can cause stomach ulcers and increase cancer risk if an infected individual is not treated with antibiotics. Emerging lifestyle or technological trends create an ephemeral opportunity to leverage the attention or behavior of the public to increase the reach and/or salience of prevention messages. For example, media monitoring reveals a partnership between Napster, a musicbased web site, and the Pennsylvania State University. This partnership creates an ample opportunity for CDC to join in the collaboration to reach students with a salient health promotion message. For instance, a ticker found on the top of the Napster homepage screen might contain an informational URL followed by a message encouraging students, especially those residing in dormitories, to receive the meningitis inoculation series at their campus health center. This message would be tailored prior to the beginning of each academic year and would need to be posted in a timely manner before the arrival of the incoming freshman class. Of equal importance, this communication mechanism can be effectively used in emergency ‘‘rapid response’’ situations such as the campus shooting incidents at Virginia Tech and North Illinois University. In the interest of timely health message dissemination, many programs forgo the important step of testing messages on dimensions such as clarity, salience, appeal, and persuasiveness (i.e., the ability to influence behavioral intention). Skipping this step avoids the delay involved in the standard OMB review process, but at a high potential E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 20297 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 15, 2008 / Notices cost. Untested messages can waste communication resources and opportunities because the messages can be perceived as unclear or irrelevant. Untested messages can also have unintended consequences, such as jeopardizing the credibility of Federal health officials. There is no cost to the respondents other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Data collection method Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Central Location Intercept Interviews .............................................................. Telephone Interviews ....................................................................................... Individual In-depth Interview (Cognitive Interviews) ........................................ Focus Group Screenings ................................................................................. Focus Groups .................................................................................................. Online Surveys ................................................................................................ 300 300 200 900 300 400 12 12 10 10 20 12 5/60 4/60 6/60 3/60 8/60 6/60 300 240 200 450 ........................ 480 Total .......................................................................................................... 2,400 ........................ ........................ 2,470 Dated: April 8, 2008. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–7973 Filed 4–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P Dated: April 4, 2008. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–8039 Filed 4–14–08; 8:45 am] National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Initial Review Group, (NCIPC/IRG) Year 2008 Requests for Applications related to the following individual research announcement: TS08–001, Program on Exposure-Dose Reconstruction and Computational Methods to Quantify Exposures to Hazardous Substances. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Contact Person for More Information: J. Felix Rogers, Ph.D., M.P.H., NCIPC/ERPO, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, NE., M/S F62, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone (770) 488–4334. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting of the aforementioned review group: Dated: April 4, 2008. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–7975 Filed 4–14–08; 8:45 am] Time and Date: 1 p.m.–3 p.m., May 9, 2008 (closed). Place: Teleconference. Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5, U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Section 10(d) of Public Law 92–463. Purpose: This group is charged with providing advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Director, CDC, concerning the scientific and technical merit of grant and cooperative agreement applications received from academic institutions and other public and private profit and nonprofit organizations, including State and local government agencies, to conduct research on environmental exposures to hazardous substances. Matters to be Discused: The meeting will include the review, discussion, and evaluation of cooperative agreement applications submitted in response to Fiscal BILLING CODE 4163–18–P BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (ACD, CDC) jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), CDC, announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: Time and Date: 8 a.m.—4 p.m., May 1, 2008. Place: CDC, Tom Harkin Global Communications Center, Auditorium B, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 150 people. Purpose: The committee will provide advice to the CDC Director on strategic and other broad issues facing CDC. Matters To Be Discussed: Agenda items will include discussions on health systems transformation. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Contact Person for More Information: Brad Perkins, M.D., M.B.A., Executive Officer, Advisory Committee to the Director, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., M/S D–14, Atlanta, Georgia 30333; Telephone (404) 639–7000. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:31 Apr 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority Part C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services 45 FR 67772–76, dated October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR 69296, October 20, 1980, as amended most recently at 73 FR 6728, dated February 2, 2008, is amended to reflect the reorganization of the National Center for Health Marketing, Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service, E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 15, 2008)]
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[Pages 20296-20297]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-7973]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-08-0572]


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on 
proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 
To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a 
copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404-639-5960 
and send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance 
Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail 
to omb@cdc.gov.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology. Written comments should be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Health Message Testing System, 0920--0572--Revision--National 
Center for Health Marketing (NCHM), Coordinating Center for Health 
Information and Service (CCHIS), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM) was established as 
part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Futures 
Initiative to help ensure that health information, interventions, and 
programs at CDC are based on sound science, objectivity, and continuous 
customer input.
    Before CDC disseminates a health message to the public, the message 
always undergoes scientific review. However, reflecting the current 
state of scientific knowledge accurately provides no guarantee that the 
public will understand a health message or that the message will move 
people to take recommended action. Communication theorists and 
researchers agree that for health messages to be as clear and 
influential as possible, target audience members or representatives 
must be involved in developing the messages and provisional versions of 
the messages must be tested with members of the target audience.
    However, increasingly there are circumstances when CDC must move 
swiftly to protect life, prevent disease, or calm public anxiety. 
Health message testing is even more important in these instances, 
because of the critical nature of the information need. Consider the 
following situations:
    CDC must communicate about a hazard, outbreak, or other emergency 
that presents an urgent threat to one or more segments of the public. 
The national crisis in which anthrax spores contaminated mail, postal 
facilities, and congressional buildings is a striking example.
    CDC receives a mandate from Congress with a tight deadline for 
communicating with the public about a specific topic. For example, in 
1998 Congress gave CDC 120 days to develop and test messages for a 
public information campaign about Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that 
can cause stomach ulcers and increase cancer risk if an infected 
individual is not treated with antibiotics.
    Emerging lifestyle or technological trends create an ephemeral 
opportunity to leverage the attention or behavior of the public to 
increase the reach and/or salience of prevention messages. For example, 
media monitoring reveals a partnership between Napster, a music-based 
web site, and the Pennsylvania State University. This partnership 
creates an ample opportunity for CDC to join in the collaboration to 
reach students with a salient health promotion message. For instance, a 
ticker found on the top of the Napster homepage screen might contain an 
informational URL followed by a message encouraging students, 
especially those residing in dormitories, to receive the meningitis 
inoculation series at their campus health center. This message would be 
tailored prior to the beginning of each academic year and would need to 
be posted in a timely manner before the arrival of the incoming 
freshman class.
    Of equal importance, this communication mechanism can be 
effectively used in emergency ``rapid response'' situations such as the 
campus shooting incidents at Virginia Tech and North Illinois 
University.
    In the interest of timely health message dissemination, many 
programs forgo the important step of testing messages on dimensions 
such as clarity, salience, appeal, and persuasiveness (i.e., the 
ability to influence behavioral intention). Skipping this step avoids 
the delay involved in the standard OMB review process, but at a high 
potential

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cost. Untested messages can waste communication resources and 
opportunities because the messages can be perceived as unclear or 
irrelevant. Untested messages can also have unintended consequences, 
such as jeopardizing the credibility of Federal health officials.
    There is no cost to the respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
             Data collection method                  Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)         hours
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Central Location Intercept Interviews...........             300              12            5/60             300
Telephone Interviews............................             300              12            4/60             240
Individual In-depth Interview (Cognitive                     200              10            6/60             200
 Interviews)....................................
Focus Group Screenings..........................             900              10            3/60             450
Focus Groups....................................             300              20            8/60  ..............
Online Surveys..................................             400              12            6/60             480
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    Total.......................................           2,400  ..............  ..............           2,470
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    Dated: April 8, 2008.
Maryam I. Daneshvar,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.
 [FR Doc. E8-7973 Filed 4-14-08; 8:45 am]
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