Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Grantee Survey, 74725-74726 [E8-28922]

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E8–29105 Filed 12–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Grantee Survey AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (73 FR 23254) on August 25, 2008 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917– NEW, ‘‘Indian Health Service Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Grantee Survey.’’ Type of Information Collection Request: This is a one-time survey to fulfill an OMB request for an independent external evaluation collection, 0917–NEW, ‘‘Indian Health Service Health Promotional Disease Prevention (HP/DP) Grantee Survey.’’ Form Number(s): None. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS goal is to raise the health status of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people to the highest possible level by providing comprehensive health care and preventive health services. HP/DP is one of the three IHS Director’s initiatives to reduce health disparities among AI/AN populations through a coordinated and systematic approach to enhance health E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 74726 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 9, 2008 / Notices promotion and chronic disease prevention approaches at the local, regional, and national levels. The HP/DP competitive grant was established in 2005 to encourage Tribal and urban Indian programs to fully engage their local schools, communities, health care providers, health centers, faith-based/spiritual communities, senior centers, youth programs, local governments, academia, non-profit organizations, and many other community sectors to work together to enhance and promote health and prevent chronic disease in their communities. Thirty-three Tribal/urban Indian organizations and programs were awarded competitive grants to expand and enhance health promotion and disease prevention to address health disparities among AI/AN populations. To conduct a thorough evaluation of the grant program, 29 telephone and four face-to-face interviews will be conducted to collect information to complete a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the HP/DP grant program. The teleconference interviews may include one staff member per site. Each of the Tribal/urban organization/ programs will determine the number of their staff members that will participate in the interview. The evaluation will include an assessment of whether HP/ DP grantees achieve measurable health outcomes, synthesize the evaluation findings, and include a written report with recommendations to enhance program effectiveness. The information gathered will be used to prepare a final report for OMB. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: Tribal/urban organizations program staff. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, estimated number of respondents, number of responses per respondent, average burden hour per response, and total annual burden hour(s). ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS Estimated number of respondents Data collection instrument Responses per respondent Average burden hour per response Total annual burden hours 231 1 1 231 Total .......................................................................................................... pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES HP/DP Grantees Telephone and Face-to-Face Interview Survey .................. 231 ........................ ........................ 231 There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance Costs to report. Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of the public burden estimate (the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates are logical; (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Direct Comments to OMB: Send your written comments and suggestions regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS. To request more information on the proposed collection or to obtain a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and/ or instruction(s) contact: Ms. Janet VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:00 Dec 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 Ingersoll, Freedom of Information Act Coordinator, 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20852– 1601; call non-toll free (301) 443–1116; send via facsimile to (301) 443–9879; or send your e-mail requests, comments, and return address to: Janet.Ingersoll@ihs.gov. Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication. Dated: December 2, 2008. Robert G. McSwain, Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. E8–28922 Filed 12–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–16–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; MOSS Continuous Receipt. Date: December 18, 2008. Time: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Daniel F. McDonald, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Chief, MOSS IRG, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4214, MSC 7814,Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435–1215, mcdonald@csr.nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: Oncological Sciences Integrated Review Group; Cancer Molecular Pathobiology Study Section. Date: January 15–16, 2009. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Sheraton Delfina, 530 West Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Contact Person: Elaine Sierra-Rivera, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health,6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6184, MSC 7804, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1779, riverase@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group; Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention Study Section. E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 9, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74725-74726]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28922]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Indian Health Service


Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information 
Collection: Indian Health Service Health Promotion/Disease Prevention 
Grantee Survey

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 days for public comment on 
proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service 
(IHS) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a 
request to review and approve the information collection listed below. 
This proposed information collection project was previously published 
in the Federal Register (73 FR 23254) on August 25, 2008 and allowed 60 
days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to 
the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public 
comment to be submitted directly to OMB.
    Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-NEW, ``Indian Health Service 
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Grantee Survey.''
    Type of Information Collection Request: This is a one-time survey 
to fulfill an OMB request for an independent external evaluation 
collection, 0917-NEW, ``Indian Health Service Health Promotional 
Disease Prevention (HP/DP) Grantee Survey.''
    Form Number(s): None.
    Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS goal is to raise 
the health status of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) 
people to the highest possible level by providing comprehensive health 
care and preventive health services. HP/DP is one of the three IHS 
Director's initiatives to reduce health disparities among AI/AN 
populations through a coordinated and systematic approach to enhance 
health

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promotion and chronic disease prevention approaches at the local, 
regional, and national levels.
    The HP/DP competitive grant was established in 2005 to encourage 
Tribal and urban Indian programs to fully engage their local schools, 
communities, health care providers, health centers, faith-based/
spiritual communities, senior centers, youth programs, local 
governments, academia, non-profit organizations, and many other 
community sectors to work together to enhance and promote health and 
prevent chronic disease in their communities. Thirty-three Tribal/urban 
Indian organizations and programs were awarded competitive grants to 
expand and enhance health promotion and disease prevention to address 
health disparities among AI/AN populations.
    To conduct a thorough evaluation of the grant program, 29 telephone 
and four face-to-face interviews will be conducted to collect 
information to complete a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of 
the HP/DP grant program. The teleconference interviews may include one 
staff member per site. Each of the Tribal/urban organization/programs 
will determine the number of their staff members that will participate 
in the interview. The evaluation will include an assessment of whether 
HP/DP grantees achieve measurable health outcomes, synthesize the 
evaluation findings, and include a written report with recommendations 
to enhance program effectiveness. The information gathered will be used 
to prepare a final report for OMB.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Type of Respondents: Tribal/urban organizations program staff.
    The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, 
estimated number of respondents, number of responses per respondent, 
average burden hour per response, and total annual burden hour(s).

                                             Estimated Burden Hours
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                                                     Estimated                        Average
           Data collection instrument                number of     Responses per    burden hour    Total annual
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response    burden hours
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HP/DP Grantees Telephone and Face-to-Face                    231               1               1             231
 Interview Survey...............................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             231  ..............  ..............             231
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    There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance 
Costs to report.
    Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are 
invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the 
information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency 
function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in 
a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of the public burden 
estimate (the estimated amount of time needed for individual 
respondents to provide the requested information); (d) whether the 
methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates are 
logical; (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information being collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden 
through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Direct Comments to OMB: Send your written comments and suggestions 
regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, 
especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated 
response time to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory 
Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS.
    To request more information on the proposed collection or to obtain 
a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and/or instruction(s) 
contact: Ms. Janet Ingersoll, Freedom of Information Act Coordinator, 
801 Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20852-1601; call non-
toll free (301) 443-1116; send via facsimile to (301) 443-9879; or send 
your e-mail requests, comments, and return address to: 
Janet.Ingersoll@ihs.gov.
    Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having full effect if received within 30 days of 
the date of this publication.

    Dated: December 2, 2008.
Robert G. McSwain,
Director, Indian Health Service.
[FR Doc. E8-28922 Filed 12-8-08; 8:45 am]
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