Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, 36875 [E8-14565]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 126 / Monday, June 30, 2008 / Notices the agreement and proposed order or to modify in any way their terms. By direction of the Commission. Richard C. Donohue Acting Secretary [FR Doc. E8–14663 Filed 6–27–08: 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2 10(a), this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, July 25, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Eisenberg Conference Center, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Queenan, Coordinator of the Advisory Council, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (301) 427–1330. For press-related information, please contact Karen Migdail at (301) 427–1855. If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact Mr. Donald L. Inniss, Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Program, Program Support Center, on (301) 443–1144, no later than July 11, 2008. The agenda, roster, and minutes are available from Ms. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Ms. Campbell’s phone number is (301) 427–1554. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Purpose The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality was established in accordance with section 921 (now section 931) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 299c). In accordance with its statutory mandate, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:02 Jun 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 the Council is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), on matters related to actions of AHRQ to enhance the quality, improve the outcomes, and reduce the costs of health care services; improve access to such services through scientific research; and promote improvements in clinical practice and in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services. The Council is composed of members of the public, appointed by the Secretary, and Federal ex-officio members. II. Agenda On Friday, July 25, the Council meeting will convene at 9 a.m., with the call to order by the Council Chair and approval of previous Council minutes. The AHRQ director will present her update on current research, programs, and initiatives. The agenda will include a presentation on the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports and a discussion on Employer Engagement in healthcare. The final agenda will be available on the AHRQ Web site at http://www.ahrq.gov no later than July 21, 2008. Dated: June 18, 2008. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E8–14565 Filed 6–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2008–N–0360] Cooperative Agreement to Establish and Support the Western Center for Food Safety (U01) AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a Request for Application (RFA) Number RFA–FD–08–004 and its intention to receive and consider a new sole source application for the award of a cooperative agreement in fiscal year 2008 (FY 2008) to establish and support the Western Center for Food Safety (WCFS). The WCFS will be located at the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security (WIFSS) on the University of California, Davis (UCD) campus in Davis, CA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36875 Scientific/Programmatic Contact: Steven Gendel, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS– 006), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301–436–2290, e-mail: steven.gendel@fda.hhs.gov. Financial or Grants Management Contact: Gladys M. Bohler, Division of Acquisition Support and Grants (HFA–500), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 2105, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–827–7168, FAX: 301–827– 7101, e-mail: gladys.melendezbohler@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Funding Opportunity Description A. Background FDA intends to establish a cooperative agreement to create the WCFS to address these issues through the development of approaches and data critical to understanding the risks associated with the interface between production agriculture and food protection. Such knowledge is critical to the development of scientifically validated ‘‘best practices’’ for mitigating those risks at the production (versus processing) level. In establishing this cooperative agreement, FDA recognizes the importance of agricultural practices in the Western states, an increasingly important food producing region for fruits, vegetables, specialty crops, and dairy products; and a key point of entry for imported foods. The development of an integrated collaborative food protection research/education/outreach program in this region will benefit both consumers and producers nationwide. B. Program Research Goals A proposal is being solicited to establish and operate a collaborative center that is designed to meet the objectives of the RFA. The proposal should include information on both the structure and administration of the center and the approaches that will be used to establish robust and sustainable regional, national, and international research and outreach collaborations (including collaborations with the agency’s other Centers of Excellence; other Centers at UCD, such as the Center for Produce Safety; and other components of the University of California system), as well as strategies for cultivating additional base support for the center. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research 
and Quality

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2 10(a), this notice announces a meeting 
of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, July 25, 2008, from 9 a.m. 
to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Eisenberg Conference Center, 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, 
Rockville, Maryland 20850.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Queenan, Coordinator of the 
Advisory Council, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 
540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (301) 427-1330. For press-
related information, please contact Karen Migdail at (301) 427-1855.
    If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation 
for a disability is needed, please contact Mr. Donald L. Inniss, 
Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Program, Program 
Support Center, on (301) 443-1144, no later than July 11, 2008. The 
agenda, roster, and minutes are available from Ms. Bonnie Campbell, 
Committee Management Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and 
Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Ms. Campbell's 
phone number is (301) 427-1554.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Purpose

    The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality 
was established in accordance with section 921 (now section 931) of the 
Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 299c). In accordance with its 
statutory mandate, the Council is to advise the Secretary of the 
Department of Health and Human Services and the Director, Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), on matters related to actions 
of AHRQ to enhance the quality, improve the outcomes, and reduce the 
costs of health care services; improve access to such services through 
scientific research; and promote improvements in clinical practice and 
in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services.
    The Council is composed of members of the public, appointed by the 
Secretary, and Federal ex-officio members.

II. Agenda

    On Friday, July 25, the Council meeting will convene at 9 a.m., 
with the call to order by the Council Chair and approval of previous 
Council minutes. The AHRQ director will present her update on current 
research, programs, and initiatives. The agenda will include a 
presentation on the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports 
and a discussion on Employer Engagement in healthcare. The final agenda 
will be available on the AHRQ Web site at http://www.ahrq.gov no later 
than July 21, 2008.

    Dated: June 18, 2008.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
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