Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 3431-3432 [2013-00593]

Download as PDF 3431 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2013 / Notices discontinuation of the cost reimbursement data collection; addition of an activity-based economic data collection; and deletion of the term ‘‘Demonstration’’ from the title. Information currently reported to CDC includes program-level activity cost data, and de-identified patient-level demographic, screening, diagnostic, treatment and outcome data (Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, OMB No. 0920–0745, exp. 6/30/2013). CDC plans to request a three-year extension of the current approval. No changes are proposed to the content of the information collection, reporting procedures for awardees, or the estimated burden per respondent. However, the number of funded CRC screening sites will increase from 26 to 29. Program awardees will continue to implement evidence-based approach has been employed for a number of CDC-funded cancer programs (see Economic Analysis of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, OMB No. 0920– 0776, exp. 3/31/2011, and Economic Analysis of the National Program of Cancer Registries, OMB No. 0920–0812, exp. 6/30/2012). CDC will use the information collected from Colorectal Cancer Screening Program awardees to monitor and evaluate the CRC screening program and funded sites; improve the quality of screening and diagnostic services for underserved individuals; develop outreach strategies to increase screening; and report program results to Congress and other legislative authorities. Participation is required for all CRCCP awardees. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. interventions to increase populationlevel screening rates and to address disparities in access to CRC screening services. Through this program, funded awardees will provide CRC screening services to low-income individuals 50 years of age and older who have no health insurance or inadequate health insurance for CRC. On average, each program awardee is expected to provide services to 375 individuals per year. Deidentified clinical data elements will be reported to CDC electronically. In addition, each awardee will collect and report program-level activity-based cost data to CDC through an electronic Cost Assessment Tool (CAT). The activitybased cost information allows CDC to monitor individual awardees and compare activity-based costs across multiple sites and programs. A similar ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) Type of respondents Form type Colorectal Cancer Control Program Awardees. Clinical Data Elements ..................... 29 375 15/60 2,719 Cost Assessment Tool ..................... 29 1 22 638 ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 3,357 Total ........................................... Dated: January 8, 2013. Ron A. Otten, Director, Office of Scientific Integrity (OSI), Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS), Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–00755 Filed 1–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: School Readiness Goals and Head Start Program Functioning. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing a data collection as part of the ‘‘School Readiness Goals and Head Start Program VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Jan 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 Functioning’’ research project. The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of how local Head Start and Early Head Start programs define, measure, and communicate school readiness goals, and how they use these goals in program planning to improve program functioning. ACF is proposing to use a semi-structured telephone interview protocol to collect information from program directors and other key staff from approximately 60 local grantees and site visit protocols to collect further qualitative information through interviews and/or focus groups with program staff, oversight boards, key stakeholders, and parents in a subset of 12 of these grantees. ACF has contracted with the Urban Institute to collect and analyze the data gathered in the telephone interviews and site visits. Topics to be covered in the telephone interview and site visit protocols include: A description of school readiness goals set by local grantee; the process used to set school readiness goals; contextual factors informing PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 choices made about school readiness goals (e.g., needs of local children and families, program and staff characteristics, and community characteristics); how programs use and analyze data about school readiness goals; how programs report progress on goals; and how school readiness goals and data form program planning and improvement efforts. Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start program directors and managers closely involved with school readiness goal setting (e.g. education services coordinators); others in leadership positions (e.g. agency directors, center directors, home-based services coordinators or assistant program directors); front-line staff (e.g. Head Start teachers, Early Head Start teachers, home visitors, family service workers, and program specialists); members of Head Start governing bodies and local policy councils; liaisons from local education agencies; and parents with children in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 3432 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2013 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Telephone Interview ........................................................... Key Leaders Interview ....................................................... Other Leaders Interview .................................................... Front-line Staff Interview .................................................... Governing Body/Policy Council Interview .......................... Local Education Agency Interview ..................................... Parent Focus Group .......................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 552. 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 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0.75 1.5 1 1 1 1 1.5 120 24 30 96 72 12 144 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Steven M. Hanmer, Reports Clearance, Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–00593 Filed 1–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation: Follow-up data collection on family outcomes. OMB No.: 0970–0402. Description: In 2011, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a national evaluation called the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE). This evaluation, mandated by the Affordable Care Act, will inform the federal government about the effectiveness of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program in its first few years of operation, and provide information to help states develop and strengthen home visiting programs in the future. MIHOPE has two phases. Phase 1 includes baseline data collection and implementation data; Phase 2 includes follow up data collection. OMB approved a data collection package for Phase 1 in July Total burden hours 90 36 30 96 72 12 216 Annual burden hours 90 36 30 96 72 12 216 2012. The purpose of the current document is to request approval of data collection efforts for Phase 2. Data collected during Phase 2 will include the following: (1) A one-hour family follow-up survey, (2) 30-minutes of observed interactions between the parent and child, (3) a direct assessment of child development, (4) measurement of mother’s weight and child’s height and weight, (5) collection of saliva from the mother and child for purposes measuring cotinine, an indicator of smoking behavior and exposure to second-hand smoke, and cortisol, an indicator stress exposure and regulation, and (6) extend collection of weekly home visitor logs on home visiting services until a family is no longer receiving services. Data collected during Phase 2 will be used to estimate the effects of MIECHVfunded programs on seven domains specified for the evaluation in the ACA: (1) Prenatal, maternal, and newborn health; (2) child health and development, including maltreatment, injuries, and development; (3) parenting; (4) school readiness and academic achievement; (5) crime or domestic violence; (6) family economic self-sufficiency; and (7) use of other community resources. Data collected during Phase 2 will also be used to assess the differences in services used between families who receive home visiting and a comparison group, and to assess the quantity of home visiting services received by families. Respondents: The respondents in Phase 2 will include 4335 parents who are enrolled in the study. Data collection activities will take place over a three-year period. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Instrument Home visitor logs ........................................................................................... Family follow-up survey ................................................................................. Direct parent-child interactions ...................................................................... Direct child assessments ............................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Jan 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 50 1 1 1 0.09 1.0 0.5 0.7 170 1445 2890 1445 E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 Total annual burden hours 765 1445 1445 1012

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: School Readiness Goals and Head Start Program Functioning.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing a data 
collection as part of the ``School Readiness Goals and Head Start 
Program Functioning'' research project. The purpose of this study is to 
improve understanding of how local Head Start and Early Head Start 
programs define, measure, and communicate school readiness goals, and 
how they use these goals in program planning to improve program 
functioning. ACF is proposing to use a semi-structured telephone 
interview protocol to collect information from program directors and 
other key staff from approximately 60 local grantees and site visit 
protocols to collect further qualitative information through interviews 
and/or focus groups with program staff, oversight boards, key 
stakeholders, and parents in a subset of 12 of these grantees. ACF has 
contracted with the Urban Institute to collect and analyze the data 
gathered in the telephone interviews and site visits.
    Topics to be covered in the telephone interview and site visit 
protocols include: A description of school readiness goals set by local 
grantee; the process used to set school readiness goals; contextual 
factors informing choices made about school readiness goals (e.g., 
needs of local children and families, program and staff 
characteristics, and community characteristics); how programs use and 
analyze data about school readiness goals; how programs report progress 
on goals; and how school readiness goals and data form program planning 
and improvement efforts.
    Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start program directors and 
managers closely involved with school readiness goal setting (e.g. 
education services coordinators); others in leadership positions (e.g. 
agency directors, center directors, home-based services coordinators or 
assistant program directors); front-line staff (e.g. Head Start 
teachers, Early Head Start teachers, home visitors, family service 
workers, and program specialists); members of Head Start governing 
bodies and local policy councils; liaisons from local education 
agencies; and parents with children in Head Start and Early Head Start 
programs.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    responses per     hours per     Total burden    Annual burden
                                  of respondents    respondent       response          hours           hours
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Telephone Interview.............             120               1            0.75              90              90
Key Leaders Interview...........              24               1            1.5               36              36
Other Leaders Interview.........              30               1            1                 30              30
Front-line Staff Interview......              96               1            1                 96              96
Governing Body/Policy Council                 72               1            1                 72              72
 Interview......................
Local Education Agency Interview              12               1            1                 12              12
Parent Focus Group..............             144               1            1.5              216             216
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 552.
    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.

Steven M. Hanmer,
Reports Clearance, Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-00593 Filed 1-15-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-22-M