Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 15727-15728 [E9-7841]

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Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau (CB), will conduct the Cross-Site Evaluation of the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program (IAATP). Title XII, Subtitle A, of the Children’s Health Act of 2000 (CHA) authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to make Infant Adoption Awareness Training grants available to national, regional, and local adoption organizations for the purposes of developing and implementing programs that train the staff of public and nonprofit private health service organizations to provide adoption information and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in nondirective counseling of pregnant women. Participants in the training include individuals who provide pregnancy or adoption information and those who will provide such services after receiving the training, with Title X (relating to voluntary family planning projects), Section 330 (relating to community health centers, migrant health centers, and centers serving homeless individuals and residents of public housing), and CHA-funded school-based health centers, receiving priority to receive the training. A total of six organizations were awarded IAATP funding in 2006. Section 1201(a)(2)(A) of the IAATP legislation requires grantees to develop and deliver trainings that are consistent with the Best Practice Guidelines for Infant Adoption Awareness Training. The IAATP guidelines address training goals, basic skills, curriculum and PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15727 training structure. A complete description of the guidelines is available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/ programs_fund/discretionary/iaatp.htm. In addition, grantees are required to conduct local evaluation of program outcomes and participate in the national evaluation of the extent to which IAATP training objectives are met. The Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program: Trainee Survey is the primary data collection instrument for the national cross-site evaluation. Respondents will complete the survey prior to receiving training and approximately 90 days after the training to assess the extent to which trainees demonstrate sustained gains in their knowledge about adoption, and to determine the impact of the training on their subsequent work with pregnant women. 1. Do health care workers who participate in the IAATP training: Demonstrate enhanced knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors with respect to adoption counseling following completion of the program? Provide adoption information to pregnant women on an equal basis with other pregnancy planning options? Demonstrate enhanced awareness of community adoption-related resources and refer expectant mothers to them as needed? 2. Are trainees more confident about discussing all three pregnancy planning options (parenting, abortion, and adoption) in a non-directive counseling style than they were prior to participating in the training? Cross-site evaluation data will be collected on an annual basis throughout the five-year funding period. Pre-test and follow-up versions of the survey are expected to require approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Estimated response time for the follow-up survey includes time for respondents to access the Web-based survey, complete the survey online, and electronically submit the survey. Respondents will not need to implement a recordkeeping system or compile source data in order to complete the survey. Where possible, fields in the follow-up version of the survey will be pre-filled with static data from the respondents pre-test (e.g., demographics, agency type) in order to further expedite completion of the survey and minimize respondent burden. Respondents: Infant Adoption Awareness Program Trainees. E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 15728 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 65 / Tuesday, April 7, 2009 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument IAATP: Trainee Survey Pre-Test Administration ............................................. IAATP: Trainee Survey Follow-Up Administration ........................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments 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) 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: April 2, 2009. Janean Chambers, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–7841 Filed 4–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P Number of responses per respondent 1,200 1,200 1 1 Average burden hours per response 0.15 0.10 Total burden hours 180 120 cancers, and other health problems after being treated for cancer. Research evidence suggests that these elevated risks can be mitigated by healthy lifestyle practices and by undergoing regular medical follow-up and cancer screenings, however, little is known about the factors that motivate or hinder the adoption of recommended cancer prevention and screening behaviors in this population. CDC proposes to conduct a survey of five-year CRC survivors to collect information about knowledge, attitudes, psychosocial factors, health status and behaviors, and utilization of health care services including screening services. Potential survey respondents will be identified through California Cancer Registry records. Each physician associated with one or more CRC patients will be responsible for reviewing a customized list of names to identify patients who should not be contacted for recruitment into the study. Following receipt of physician permission to contact potential participants, and receipt of participant consent, 1,000 respondents will complete a survey of health behaviors. Approximately 900 respondents are expected to complete a selfadministered survey that will be delivered and returned by mail, and 100 respondents are expected to complete the survey by computer-assisted telephone interview, in response to a follow-up call from study staff. OMB clearance is being requested for one year of data collection. Findings from this study will help guide future policies, programs, and interventions developed to enhance and improve the long-term health and well being of cancer survivors. There are no costs to respondents except the time to complete the survey. The total estimated burden hours are 1,095. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day-09–08BJ] 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 A Study of Primary and Secondary Prevention Behaviors Practiced Among Five-Year Survivors of Colorectal Cancer—New—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most prevalent cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States. In 2004, there were an estimated 145,083 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed and 53,580 deaths. However, the five-year relative survival rates of patients diagnosed with CRC have been steadily increasing since 1975 and there are now over one million CRC survivors in the U.S. Despite improved survival rates, CRC survivors are at an elevated risk for cancer recurrence, second primary ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondents Form name Physicians ......................................... List of Potential Study Participants .. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:13 Apr 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1,950 E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 1 07APN1 Average burden per response (in hours) 13/60 Total burden (in hours) 423

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 65 (Tuesday, April 7, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15727-15728]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-7841]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Cross-Site Evaluation of the Infant Adoption Awareness 
Training Program for Projects Initially Funded in Fiscal Year 2006.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
Children's Bureau (CB), will conduct the Cross-Site Evaluation of the 
Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program (IAATP). Title XII, Subtitle 
A, of the Children's Health Act of 2000 (CHA) authorizes the Department 
of Health and Human Services to make Infant Adoption Awareness Training 
grants available to national, regional, and local adoption 
organizations for the purposes of developing and implementing programs 
that train the staff of public and non-profit private health service 
organizations to provide adoption information and referrals to pregnant 
women on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in 
non-directive counseling of pregnant women. Participants in the 
training include individuals who provide pregnancy or adoption 
information and those who will provide such services after receiving 
the training, with Title X (relating to voluntary family planning 
projects), Section 330 (relating to community health centers, migrant 
health centers, and centers serving homeless individuals and residents 
of public housing), and CHA-funded school-based health centers, 
receiving priority to receive the training. A total of six 
organizations were awarded IAATP funding in 2006.
    Section 1201(a)(2)(A) of the IAATP legislation requires grantees to 
develop and deliver trainings that are consistent with the Best 
Practice Guidelines for Infant Adoption Awareness Training. The IAATP 
guidelines address training goals, basic skills, curriculum and 
training structure. A complete description of the guidelines is 
available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/programs_fund/discretionary/iaatp.htm.
    In addition, grantees are required to conduct local evaluation of 
program outcomes and participate in the national evaluation of the 
extent to which IAATP training objectives are met. The Infant Adoption 
Awareness Training Program: Trainee Survey is the primary data 
collection instrument for the national cross-site evaluation. 
Respondents will complete the survey prior to receiving training and 
approximately 90 days after the training to assess the extent to which 
trainees demonstrate sustained gains in their knowledge about adoption, 
and to determine the impact of the training on their subsequent work 
with pregnant women.
    1. Do health care workers who participate in the IAATP training: 
Demonstrate enhanced knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors with 
respect to adoption counseling following completion of the program? 
Provide adoption information to pregnant women on an equal basis with 
other pregnancy planning options? Demonstrate enhanced awareness of 
community adoption-related resources and refer expectant mothers to 
them as needed?
    2. Are trainees more confident about discussing all three pregnancy 
planning options (parenting, abortion, and adoption) in a non-directive 
counseling style than they were prior to participating in the training? 
Cross-site evaluation data will be collected on an annual basis 
throughout the five-year funding period. Pre-test and follow-up 
versions of the survey are expected to require approximately 10 to 15 
minutes to complete. Estimated response time for the follow-up survey 
includes time for respondents to access the Web-based survey, complete 
the survey online, and electronically submit the survey. Respondents 
will not need to implement a recordkeeping system or compile source 
data in order to complete the survey. Where possible, fields in the 
follow-up version of the survey will be pre-filled with static data 
from the respondents pre-test (e.g., demographics, agency type) in 
order to further expedite completion of the survey and minimize 
respondent burden.
    Respondents: Infant Adoption Awareness Program Trainees.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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IAATP: Trainee Survey Pre-Test Administration...           1,200               1            0.15             180
IAATP: Trainee Survey Follow-Up Administration..           1,200               1            0.10             120
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments 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) 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. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

    Dated: April 2, 2009.
Janean Chambers,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-7841 Filed 4-6-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P