National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members, 21956-21957 [E8-8614]

Download as PDF 21956 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 23, 2008 / Notices EXHIBIT 2.—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN—Continued Number of respondents Interview participants Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate* Total cost burden Qualitative Interviews ............................................................................... Pre-intervention Provider Log ................................................................... Post-intervention Provider Log ................................................................. 10 138 138 5 13.8 13.8 $43.78 $43.78 $43.78 $219 $605 $605 Total ................................................................................................... 438 1,898 na $66,114 * For Patient/Family Participants: Based upon the mean of the average wages for all occupations, National Compensation Survey, ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.’’ * For Provider Participants: Based upon the mean of the average wages for physicians ($65.54/hr) and nurses ($43.85/hr) in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania region, National Compensation Survey, ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.’’ For Pulmonary Fellows: Based upon internal Yale University School of Medicine data. Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES The total cost to the Federal Government for this project is $399,970 over a two year period. The average annual cost is $199,985. The following is a breakdown of the average annual costs: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Direct Costs: Personnel ........................ Consultancies ................. Data support ................... Indirect Costs: Indirect costs .................. Total ............................ $159,488.5 5,475 5,336.5 29,685 $199,985 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act legislation, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) 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 upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 10, 2008. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E8–8445 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Request for nominations for public members. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 931 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), 42 U.S.C. 299c, established a National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council). The Council is to advise the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on matters related to activities of the Agency to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Seven current members’ terms will expire in November 2008. To fill these positions in accordance with the legislative mandate establishing the Council, we are seeking individuals who are distinguished: (1) In the conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care; (2) in the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement; (3) in the practice of medicine; (4) in other health professions; (5) in representing the private health care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or administrators of health care delivery systems; (6) in the fields of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and, (7) in representing the interests of patients and consumers of health care. Individuals are particularly sought with experience and success in activities specified in the summary above. DATES: Nominations should be received on or before June 15, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nominations should be sent to Ms. Deborah Queenan, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room 3238, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Nominations also may be faxed to (301) 427–1341. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah Queenan, AHRQ, at (301) 427– 1330. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 931 of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 299c, provides that the Secretary shall appoint to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality twenty-one appropriately qualified individuals. At least seventeen members shall be representatives of the public and at least one member shall be a specialist in the rural aspects of one or more of the professions or fields listed in the above summary. In addition, the Secretary designates, as ex officio members, representatives from other Federal agencies specified in the authorizing legislation, principally agencies that conduct or support health care research, as well as Federal officials the Secretary may consider appropriate. The Council meets in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, generally in Rockville, Maryland, approximately three times a year to provide broad guidance to the Secretary and AHRQ’s Director on the direction of and programs undertaken by AHRQ. Seven individuals will be selected presently by the Secretary to serve on the Council beginning with the meeting in the spring of 2009. Members generally serve 3-year terms. Appointments are staggered to permit an orderly rotation of membership. Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the Council. Selfnominations are accepted. Nominations shall include: (1) A copy of the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae; and (2) a statement that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Council. Selected candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning their financial interests, consultant positions and research grants ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 21957 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 23, 2008 / Notices and contracts, to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest. The Department seeks a broad geographic representation and has special interest in assuring that women, minority groups, and the physically handicapped are adequately represented on advisory bodies, and therefore, particularly encourages nominations for appropriately qualified female, minority, and/or physically handicapped candidates. Dated: April 15, 2008. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E8–8614 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self Sufficiency (ISIS)— Intervention Strategy Assessment Guide. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Innovative Strategies for Increasing SelfSufficiency (ISIS) demonstration and evaluation. The ISIS project will test a range of promising strategies to promote employment, self-sufficiency, and reduce dependence on cash welfare. The ISIS project will evaluate multiple employment-focused strategies that build on previous approaches and are adapted to the current Federal, State, and local policy environment. The major goals of the project include increasing the empirical knowledge about the effectiveness of a variety of programs for low-income families to sustain employment and advance to positions that enable self-sufficiency, as well as producing useful findings for both policymakers and program administrators. This proposed information collection activity focuses on identifying promising strategies to be tested as part of the study. Through semi-structured discussions, respondents will be asked to comment on the most important strategies and interventions for potential evaluation. Respondents: Semi-structured discussions will be held with administrators or staff of State agencies, local agencies, and programs with responsibility for employment-related services or activities for welfare and other low-income families; researchers in the field of welfare policy, poverty, economic self-sufficiency, and low-wage labor markets; and policymakers at various levels of government. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours Intervention Strategy Assessment Guide ........................................................ mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Instrument 400 1 .5 200 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202–395–6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: April 14, 2008. Brendan C. Kelly, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–8624 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Generic Clearance to Conduct Pre-Testing of Surveys. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a generic clearance that will allow OPRE to conduct a variety of datagathering activities aimed at identifying questionnaire and procedural problems in survey administration. Over the next three years, OPRE anticipates PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 undertaking a variety of new surveys as part of research projects in the fields of cash welfare, employment and selfsufficiency, Head Start, child care, healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, and child welfare, among others. In order to improve the development of its research and evaluation surveys, OPRE envisions using a variety of techniques including field tests, respondent debriefing questionnaires, cognitive interviews, and focus groups in order to identify questionnaire and procedural problems, suggest solutions, and measure the relative effectiveness of alternative survey solutions. Following standard OMB requirements, OPRE will submit a change request to OMB individually for every data collection activity undertaken under this generic clearance. OPRE will provide OMB with a copy of the individual instrument or questionnaire, as well as other materials describing the project and specific survey pre test. Respondents: The respondents will be identified at the time that each change request is submitted to OMB. Generally, they will be individuals who are E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 23, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21956-21957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-8614]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: 
Request for Nominations for Public Members

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS.

ACTION: Request for nominations for public members.

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SUMMARY: Section 931 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), 42 
U.S.C. 299c, established a National Advisory Council for Healthcare 
Research and Quality (the Council). The Council is to advise the 
Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the Director of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on matters related to activities 
of the Agency to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and 
effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
    Seven current members' terms will expire in November 2008. To fill 
these positions in accordance with the legislative mandate establishing 
the Council, we are seeking individuals who are distinguished: (1) In 
the conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with 
respect to health care; (2) in the fields of health care quality 
research or health care improvement; (3) in the practice of medicine; 
(4) in other health professions; (5) in representing the private health 
care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or 
administrators of health care delivery systems; (6) in the fields of 
health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or 
public policy; and, (7) in representing the interests of patients and 
consumers of health care. Individuals are particularly sought with 
experience and success in activities specified in the summary above.

DATES: Nominations should be received on or before June 15, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Ms. Deborah Queenan, AHRQ, 540 
Gaither Road, Room 3238, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Nominations also 
may be faxed to (301) 427-1341.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah Queenan, AHRQ, at (301) 
427-1330.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 931 of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 299c, 
provides that the Secretary shall appoint to the National Advisory 
Council for Healthcare Research and Quality twenty-one appropriately 
qualified individuals. At least seventeen members shall be 
representatives of the public and at least one member shall be a 
specialist in the rural aspects of one or more of the professions or 
fields listed in the above summary. In addition, the Secretary 
designates, as ex officio members, representatives from other Federal 
agencies specified in the authorizing legislation, principally agencies 
that conduct or support health care research, as well as Federal 
officials the Secretary may consider appropriate. The Council meets in 
the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, generally in Rockville, 
Maryland, approximately three times a year to provide broad guidance to 
the Secretary and AHRQ's Director on the direction of and programs 
undertaken by AHRQ.
    Seven individuals will be selected presently by the Secretary to 
serve on the Council beginning with the meeting in the spring of 2009. 
Members generally serve 3-year terms. Appointments are staggered to 
permit an orderly rotation of membership.
    Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for 
membership on the Council. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations 
shall include: (1) A copy of the nominee's resume or curriculum vitae; 
and (2) a statement that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of 
the Council. Selected candidates will be asked to provide detailed 
information concerning their financial interests, consultant positions 
and research grants

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and contracts, to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of 
interest.
    The Department seeks a broad geographic representation and has 
special interest in assuring that women, minority groups, and the 
physically handicapped are adequately represented on advisory bodies, 
and therefore, particularly encourages nominations for appropriately 
qualified female, minority, and/or physically handicapped candidates.

    Dated: April 15, 2008.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. E8-8614 Filed 4-22-08; 8:45 am]
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