Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 75721-75722 [E8-29399]

Download as PDF 75721 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day-09–09AH] 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, 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 Improving the Quality and Delivery of CDC’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs—New—Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death for both men and women in the United States, accounting for more than 35% of all deaths. They are also among the leading causes of disability in the U.S. workforce, with projected costs of more than $448 billion in 2008, including health care expenditures and lost productivity from death and disability. As the U.S. population ages, the economic impact of cardiovascular diseases on the health care system is expected to become even greater. While heart disease and stroke are among the most widespread and costly health problems facing our nation today, they are also among the most preventable. In 2006, CDC created the Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) in response to the epidemic of heart disease and stroke facing our nation. The DHDSP provides national leadership for efforts to reduce the burden of disease, disability, and death from heart disease and stroke for all Americans. The DHDSP’s key partners include state and local health departments, public health organizations, community organizations, nonprofit organizations, and professional organizations. Many heart disease and stroke prevention and control activities are conducted through DHDSP-funded heart disease and stroke prevention programs, including the State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry, and the Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) Program. The DHDSP supports the development of CDC-funded programs, as well as external partners, by conducting trainings, providing scientific guidance and technical assistance, and producing scientific information and supporting tools. For example, the DHDSP provides training to States on how to implement and evaluate their programs and provides guidance on how to best apply evidence-based practices. In addition the DHDSP translates its scientific studies into informational products, such as on-line reports and data on heart disease and stroke trends. The DHDSP recognizes the importance of ensuring that its activities are useful, well implemented, and effective in achieving intended public health goals. To evaluate its current and future program activities, the DHDSP has developed a comprehensive assessment strategy based on the criteria of relevance, quality and impact. Over the next three years, DHDSP plans to conduct a series of information collections based on a reference set of questions that address relevance, quality and impact of DHDSP services and guidance. Respondents will be the DHDSP’s partners in state and local government as well as organizations in the private sector. A generic clearance is requested in order to provide flexibility in the content and timing of specific information collections. Surveys tailored to specific public health partners, services, or other programmatic initiatives will be developed from the reference set of preapproved questions. A small number of demographic and descriptive questions may be included in specific surveys to assess the extent to which perceptions and use of DHDSP services vary across types of respondents. The DHDSP also seeks approval to include a limited number of customized questions within each survey to ensure responsiveness to specific needs. The evaluation information will be used to determine whether DHDSP activities and products are reaching the intended audiences, whether they are deemed to be useful by those audiences, and whether DHDSP efforts improve public health practices. Finally, the generic clearance format will allow the DHDSP to identify new programmatic opportunities and to respond to partners’ concerns. Whenever feasible, information will be collected electronically to reduce burden on respondents. In addition, information may be collected through in-person or telephone interviews or focus groups when Web-based surveys are impractical or when in-depth responses are required. Without the proposed collection of information, DHDSP’s evaluation initiatives would be based on informal and partial feedback from a limited number of partners. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondent Data collection mechanism State and Local Health Departments ............. Web-based survey ......................................... Interview ......................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:56 Dec 11, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 250 30 12DEN1 Average burden per response (in hours) 30/60 1 Total Burden (in hours) 125 30 75722 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued Number of respondents Average burden per response (in hours) Total Burden (in hours) Type of respondent Data collection mechanism Private Sector Partners ................................... Focus group ................................................... Web-based survey ......................................... Interview ......................................................... Focus group ................................................... 32 120 120 48 1 30/60 1 1 32 60 120 48 Total ......................................................... ......................................................................... ........................ ........................ 415 Dated: December 5, 2008. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–29399 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] Landmines—New—National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). BILLING CODE 4163–18–P The purpose of this project is to conduct focus groups and an observational baseline survey that assesses the effectiveness of Humanitarian Mine Action (landmine and unexploded ordnance clearance, also known as de-mining) upon the economic, social and mental well being of impacted communities. This work will be conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, a center of Harvard University, under a cooperative agreement with CDC. The study will examine the impact that individuals and communities in these locations suffer when living in an area with landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO). Individuals and communities also suffer from the lack of use of all land resources as well as the trauma of injured or killed family members. This research on the impact of demining is necessary because landmines and UXO continue to negatively impact civilian populations. For example, it has been estimated that each year landmines and unexploded ordnance lead to the injury and death of 24,000 persons worldwide, predominately civilians. At the same DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–09–07AB] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639–5960 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Measuring the Psychological Impact on Communities Affected by Background and Brief Description time, it is estimated that civilians account for 35% to 65% of war-related deaths and injuries. The use of landmines and UXO is ongoing, and therefore this issue merits continued attention. Up to this point, however, little if any of the international response to landmines has studied the economic, social, and mental impact upon a community. Instead the focus has been their physical impact in terms of numbers of injured and killed. There are no statistics nor is there research that can accurately capture these alternative measures of impact. There now exists an opportunity for further research that will benefit the general public as well as the organizations and governments working with persons impacted by landmines and UXO. The proposed work will allow CDC to continue its commitment to reduce the negative health impact posed by landmines and unexploded ordnance, both for U.S. and non-U.S.based populations. Approximately 1,264 respondents will come from the Lebanon area. The estimates of annualized burden hours for the household surveys and the focus groups are shown in the table below. There are no costs to respondents except their time to participate in the survey. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 1,328. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN Number of respondents Type of respondents jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Household Survey—Cluster munitions ........................................................................................ Household Survey Control—Remote landmines ......................................................................... Focus Group—Cluster munitions ................................................................................................ Focus Group Control—Remote landmines ................................................................................. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 240 (Friday, December 12, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75721-75722]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29399]



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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-09-09AH]


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, 
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

    Improving the Quality and Delivery of CDC's Heart Disease and 
Stroke Prevention Programs--New--Division for Heart Disease and Stroke 
Prevention (DHDSP), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and 
Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of 
death for both men and women in the United States, accounting for more 
than 35% of all deaths. They are also among the leading causes of 
disability in the U.S. workforce, with projected costs of more than 
$448 billion in 2008, including health care expenditures and lost 
productivity from death and disability. As the U.S. population ages, 
the economic impact of cardiovascular diseases on the health care 
system is expected to become even greater.
    While heart disease and stroke are among the most widespread and 
costly health problems facing our nation today, they are also among the 
most preventable. In 2006, CDC created the Division of Heart Disease 
and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) in response to the epidemic of heart 
disease and stroke facing our nation. The DHDSP provides national 
leadership for efforts to reduce the burden of disease, disability, and 
death from heart disease and stroke for all Americans. The DHDSP's key 
partners include state and local health departments, public health 
organizations, community organizations, nonprofit organizations, and 
professional organizations.
    Many heart disease and stroke prevention and control activities are 
conducted through DHDSP-funded heart disease and stroke prevention 
programs, including the State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention 
Program, the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry, and the 
Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation 
(WISEWOMAN) Program.
    The DHDSP supports the development of CDC-funded programs, as well 
as external partners, by conducting trainings, providing scientific 
guidance and technical assistance, and producing scientific information 
and supporting tools. For example, the DHDSP provides training to 
States on how to implement and evaluate their programs and provides 
guidance on how to best apply evidence-based practices. In addition the 
DHDSP translates its scientific studies into informational products, 
such as on-line reports and data on heart disease and stroke trends.
    The DHDSP recognizes the importance of ensuring that its activities 
are useful, well implemented, and effective in achieving intended 
public health goals. To evaluate its current and future program 
activities, the DHDSP has developed a comprehensive assessment strategy 
based on the criteria of relevance, quality and impact.
    Over the next three years, DHDSP plans to conduct a series of 
information collections based on a reference set of questions that 
address relevance, quality and impact of DHDSP services and guidance. 
Respondents will be the DHDSP's partners in state and local government 
as well as organizations in the private sector. A generic clearance is 
requested in order to provide flexibility in the content and timing of 
specific information collections. Surveys tailored to specific public 
health partners, services, or other programmatic initiatives will be 
developed from the reference set of pre-approved questions. A small 
number of demographic and descriptive questions may be included in 
specific surveys to assess the extent to which perceptions and use of 
DHDSP services vary across types of respondents. The DHDSP also seeks 
approval to include a limited number of customized questions within 
each survey to ensure responsiveness to specific needs. The evaluation 
information will be used to determine whether DHDSP activities and 
products are reaching the intended audiences, whether they are deemed 
to be useful by those audiences, and whether DHDSP efforts improve 
public health practices. Finally, the generic clearance format will 
allow the DHDSP to identify new programmatic opportunities and to 
respond to partners' concerns.
    Whenever feasible, information will be collected electronically to 
reduce burden on respondents. In addition, information may be collected 
through in-person or telephone interviews or focus groups when Web-
based surveys are impractical or when in-depth responses are required. 
Without the proposed collection of information, DHDSP's evaluation 
initiatives would be based on informal and partial feedback from a 
limited number of partners.
    There are no costs to respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                  Average burden
          Type of respondent                 Data collection         Number of     per response    Total Burden
                                                mechanism           respondents     (in hours)      (in hours)
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State and Local Health Departments....  Web-based survey........             250           30/60             125
                                        Interview...............              30               1              30

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                                        Focus group.............              32               1              32
Private Sector Partners...............  Web-based survey........             120           30/60              60
                                        Interview...............             120               1             120
                                        Focus group.............              48               1              48
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    Total.............................  ........................  ..............  ..............             415
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    Dated: December 5, 2008.
Maryam I. Daneshvar,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. E8-29399 Filed 12-11-08; 8:45 am]
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