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Download as PDF jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 77236 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2011 / Notices classes of workers to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC). In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for funding, staffing, and operating the ABRWH to HHS, which subsequently delegated this authority to CDC. NIOSH implements this responsibility for CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, 2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, and will expire on August 3, 2013. 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[FR Doc. 2011–31793 Filed 12–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation: Baseline survey data collection. OMB No.: Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACE) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have launched a national evaluation called the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation (MIECE). This evaluation, mandated by the Affordable Care Act, will inform the federal government about the effectiveness of the newly established MIECHV program in its first few years of operation, and provide information to help states develop and strengthen home visiting programs in the future. By systematically estimating the effects of home visiting programs across a wide range of outcomes and studying the variation in how programs are implemented, MIECE will provide valuable information on the effects of these programs on parents and children. This includes investigating the effects of home visiting on maternal and child PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 well-being, how those effects vary for different home visiting approaches, and how variations in program design and implementation influence program fidelity and impacts. The MIECE study includes two phases: Phase 1 includes baseline data collection and implementation data; Phase 2 includes follow up data collection. The purpose of the current document is to request approval of data collection efforts needed for Phase 1 of MIECE and to request a waiver for subsequent 60 day notices for Phase 2. Phase I will include data collected about families when they enter the study as well as data on program implementation. Those data collection efforts include the following: (1) Obtaining consent to collect data from all Phase 1 respondents, (2) surveys of parents when they enter the study, (3) annual semi-structured interviews with state MIECHV administrators, (4) annual surveys of home visiting program site managers, (5) annual surveys of home visiting program site supervisors, (6) annual surveys of program site home visitors, (7) annual surveys of administrators of community resources that provide services relevant to home visited families; (8) logs maintained by supervisors on supervisory activities, (9) logs maintained by home visitors on service delivery, (10) self-completed questionnaires by parents during selected home visits, (11) self-completed questionnaires by home visitors during selected home visits, and (12) qualitative interviews and focus groups with staff at participating program sites in each state. These data will be used to measure characteristics of participating families at the time of enrollment into the study; characteristics of program staff; factors for service delivery; and program implementation, fidelity, and costs. In addition to data collected during Phase 1, the evaluation will collect information on family outcomes around the time of the child’s first birthday. These data will include a onehour interview with the parent and 30minutes of observed interactions between the parent and child. This notice does not seek comment on these follow-up data collection activities. The baseline family survey will be used to collect information on background and experiences when families enter the study. The remaining data collection will be used to collect information on organizational and individual-level factors that influence how home visiting services are delivered. The visit logs for families participating in NIECE and assigned to the home visiting group and the videotaped home visits will be used to E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 77237 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2011 / Notices collect information on the services provided to families. Respondents: The respondents, who will be the same in Phases 1 and 2 of the evaluation, will include enrolled parents; state MIECHV administrators; home visiting program managers, supervisors, and home visitors; and administrators of community resources. Data collection activities will take place over a three-year period. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours 2040 1700 8 28 33 170 567 33 170 255 85 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 48 48 1 3 0.2 1.0 2.0 3.0 1.25 1.25 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.2 408 1700 16 168 85 425 57 792 4080 51 51 232 1 1.0 232 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ................................................... jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consent for all Phase 1 respondents ............................................................ Baseline survey of parents in the study ........................................................ Semi-structured interviews with state MIECHV administrators ..................... Surveys of program site managers ............................................................... Surveys of program site supervisors ............................................................. Surveys of program site home visitors .......................................................... Surveys of community resource administrators ............................................ Supervisor logs .............................................................................................. Home visitor logs ........................................................................................... Self-completed questionnaires by parents .................................................... Self-completed questionnaires by home visitors ........................................... Qualitative interviews and focus groups with staff at participating program sites in each state ...................................................................................... ........................ ........................ In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:55 Dec 09, 2011 Jkt 226001 Dated: December 5, 2011. Steven M. Hanmer, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–31597 Filed 12–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration U.S. National Authority for the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel; Notice of Public Meeting AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS; Office of Global Affairs, HHS. ACTION: Public meeting. SUMMARY: In order to support the United States’ implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel, notice is hereby given of the following meeting to update and engage interested parties in U.S. implementation efforts. DATES: Meeting will be held on December 14, 2011, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting will be held at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20201, (877) 696–6775. The meeting is also being held via webinar. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information, please contact Margaret Glos, National Center for PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 .......................... 8,065 Health Workforce Analysis, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 9– 57, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone (301) 443–3579 or email the United States National Authority for implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice at us.who.irhp@hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Status: The meeting will be open to the public. Purpose: The purpose of the WHO Global Code of Practice on International Recruitment of Health Personnel is ‘‘to establish and promote voluntary principles and practices for the ethical international recruitment of health personnel and to facilitate the strengthening of health systems’’ (https://www.who.int/hrh/migration/ code/practice/en/). The United States Government has designated the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as co-National Authority to be the point of contact for implementation activities. The Global Code encourages WHO member states to cooperate with all relevant stakeholders in their implementation efforts. This meeting is thus intended to provide an update to all interested stakeholders on U.S. Global Code implementation efforts to date and to provide a forum for questions on activities related to implementation of the Global Code. Agenda: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 14. It will include a discussion of U.S. Government activities related to the E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting 
Evaluation: Baseline survey data collection.
    OMB No.:
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACE) and 
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have launched a national 
evaluation called the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home 
Visiting Evaluation (MIECE). This evaluation, mandated by the 
Affordable Care Act, will inform the federal government about the 
effectiveness of the newly established MIECHV program in its first few 
years of operation, and provide information to help states develop and 
strengthen home visiting programs in the future. By systematically 
estimating the effects of home visiting programs across a wide range of 
outcomes and studying the variation in how programs are implemented, 
MIECE will provide valuable information on the effects of these 
programs on parents and children. This includes investigating the 
effects of home visiting on maternal and child well-being, how those 
effects vary for different home visiting approaches, and how variations 
in program design and implementation influence program fidelity and 
impacts.
    The MIECE study includes two phases: Phase 1 includes baseline data 
collection and implementation data; Phase 2 includes follow up data 
collection. The purpose of the current document is to request approval 
of data collection efforts needed for Phase 1 of MIECE and to request a 
waiver for subsequent 60 day notices for Phase 2. Phase I will include 
data collected about families when they enter the study as well as data 
on program implementation. Those data collection efforts include the 
following: (1) Obtaining consent to collect data from all Phase 1 
respondents, (2) surveys of parents when they enter the study, (3) 
annual semi-structured interviews with state MIECHV administrators, (4) 
annual surveys of home visiting program site managers, (5) annual 
surveys of home visiting program site supervisors, (6) annual surveys 
of program site home visitors, (7) annual surveys of administrators of 
community resources that provide services relevant to home visited 
families; (8) logs maintained by supervisors on supervisory activities, 
(9) logs maintained by home visitors on service delivery, (10) self-
completed questionnaires by parents during selected home visits, (11) 
self-completed questionnaires by home visitors during selected home 
visits, and (12) qualitative interviews and focus groups with staff at 
participating program sites in each state. These data will be used to 
measure characteristics of participating families at the time of 
enrollment into the study; characteristics of program staff; factors 
for service delivery; and program implementation, fidelity, and costs. 
In addition to data collected during Phase 1, the evaluation will 
collect information on family outcomes around the time of the child's 
first birthday. These data will include a one-hour interview with the 
parent and 30-minutes of observed interactions between the parent and 
child. This notice does not seek comment on these follow-up data 
collection activities.
    The baseline family survey will be used to collect information on 
background and experiences when families enter the study. The remaining 
data collection will be used to collect information on organizational 
and individual-level factors that influence how home visiting services 
are delivered. The visit logs for families participating in NIECE and 
assigned to the home visiting group and the videotaped home visits will 
be used to

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collect information on the services provided to families.
    Respondents: The respondents, who will be the same in Phases 1 and 
2 of the evaluation, will include enrolled parents; state MIECHV 
administrators; home visiting program managers, supervisors, and home 
visitors; and administrators of community resources. Data collection 
activities will take place over a three-year period.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                      Annual number   responses per     hours per     Total annual
                                                  of respondents    respondent       response      burden hours
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Consent for all Phase 1 respondents.............            2040               1            0.2              408
Baseline survey of parents in the study.........            1700               1            1.0             1700
Semi-structured interviews with state MIECHV                   8               1            2.0               16
 administrators.................................
Surveys of program site managers................              28               2            3.0              168
Surveys of program site supervisors.............              33               2            1.25              85
Surveys of program site home visitors...........             170               2            1.25             425
Surveys of community resource administrators....             567               1            0.1               57
Supervisor logs.................................              33              48            0.5              792
Home visitor logs...............................             170              48            0.5             4080
Self-completed questionnaires by parents........             255               1            0.2               51
Self-completed questionnaires by home visitors..              85               3            0.2               51
Qualitative interviews and focus groups with                 232               1            1.0              232
 staff at participating program sites in each
 state..........................................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours.........  ..............  ..............  ..............           8,065
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    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
address: OPREinfocollection@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: December 5, 2011.
Steven M. Hanmer,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-31597 Filed 12-9-11; 8:45 am]
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