Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, 4476-4477 [2014-01564]

Download as PDF 4476 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / Notices Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Reconciliation Tool for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program. OMB No.: 0915–0342—Extension. Abstract: The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program, Section 340H of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, was established by Section 5508 of Public DATES: Law 111–148. The program supports training for primary care residents (including residents in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and geriatrics) in community-based ambulatory patient care settings. The statute provides that eligible Teaching Health Centers receive payments for both direct and indirect expenses associated with training residents in community-based ambulatory patient care centers. Direct medical expenses payments are designed to compensate eligible teaching health centers for those expenses directly associated with resident training, while indirect medical expenses payments are intended to compensate for the additional expenses of training residents in such programs. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: THCGME payments are prospective payments, and the statute provides for a reconciliation process through which overpayments may be recouped and underpayments may be adjusted at the end of the fiscal year. This data collection instrument will gather information relating to the numbers of residents in THCGME training programs in order to reconcile payments for both direct and indirect expenses. Likely Respondents: The likely responders to the THCGME Reconciliation Tool are existing THCGME awardees. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN-HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours THCGME Reconciliation Tool .............................................. 44 1 44 2 88 Total .............................................................................. 44 1 44 2 88 HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Dated: January 22, 2014. Jackie Painter, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2014–01552 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jan 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. Health Resources and Services Administration DATES: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request ADDRESSES: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 4477 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / Notices Information Collection Request Title: Healthy Start Evaluation and Quality Improvement OMB No. 0915–0338— Revision. Abstract: The National Healthy Start Program, funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), has the goal of reducing disparities in infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes. The program began as a demonstration project with 15 grantees in 1991 and has expanded over the past two decades to 105 grantees serving 196 communities across 39 states. Healthy Start grantees operate in communities with rates of infant mortality at least 11⁄2 times the U.S. national average and high rates for other adverse perinatal outcomes. These communities are geographically, racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse low-income areas. Healthy Start covers services during the perinatal period (before, during, after pregnancy) and follows the woman and infant through 2 years after the end of the pregnancy. The next round of funding represents a transformation of the program framework from nine service and systems core components to five approaches. The five approaches are as follows: (1) Improving women’s health; (2) promoting quality services; (3) strengthening family resilience; (4) achieving collective impact; and (5) increasing accountability through quality improvement, performance monitoring, and evaluation. MCHB seeks to conduct a mixedmethods evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the program on individual, organizational, and community-level outcomes. Data collection instruments will include a Women, Children, and Families Information Form; Healthy Start Grantee Web Survey; Community Action Network (CAN) Web Survey; Healthy Start Site Visit Protocol; and Healthy Start Participant Focus Group Protocol. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The purpose of the data collection instruments will be to obtain consistent information across all grantees about Healthy Start and its outcomes and in-depth information for 15 Healthy Start communities and 15 comparison communities to support a rigorous evaluation design. The data will be used to: (1) Provide credible and rigorous evidence of program effect on outcomes; (2) assess the relative contribution of the five program approaches to individual and community-level outcomes; (3) meet program needs for accountability, programmatic decision-making, and ongoing quality improvement; and (4) strengthen the evidence-base, and identify best and promising practices for the program to support sustainability, replication, and dissemination of the program. Likely Respondents: Respondents include pregnant women and women of reproductive age who are served by the Healthy Start program for the Women, Children, and Families Information Form; project directors and staff for the Healthy Start Grantee Web Survey; representatives from partner organizations for the Community Action Network (CAN) Web Survey; program staff, providers, and partners for the Healthy Start Site Visit Protocol; and program participants for the Healthy Start Participant Focus Group Protocol. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN-HOURS Number of respondents Form name 41,050 105 600 15 180 Total .............................................................................. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Women, Children, and Families Information Form .............. Healthy Start Grantee Web Survey ..................................... CAN Member Web Survey .................................................. Healthy Start Site Visit Protocol .......................................... Healthy Start Participant Focus Group Protocol ................. Number of responses per respondent Total responses 41,950 HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1 1 1 1 1 Total burden hours 0.50 4.00 0.75 6.00 1.00 41,950 Dated: January 22, 2014. Jackie Painter, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–01564 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P 41,050 105 600 15 180 Average burden per response (in hours) 20,525 420 450 90 180 21,665 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jan 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 18 (Tuesday, January 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4476-4477]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01564]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks 
comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any 
other aspect of the ICR.

DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10-29, Parklawn 
Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference.

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    Information Collection Request Title: Healthy Start Evaluation and 
Quality Improvement OMB No. 0915-0338--Revision.
    Abstract: The National Healthy Start Program, funded through the 
Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and 
Child Health Bureau (MCHB), has the goal of reducing disparities in 
infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes. The program began as a 
demonstration project with 15 grantees in 1991 and has expanded over 
the past two decades to 105 grantees serving 196 communities across 39 
states. Healthy Start grantees operate in communities with rates of 
infant mortality at least 1\1/2\ times the U.S. national average and 
high rates for other adverse perinatal outcomes. These communities are 
geographically, racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse low-
income areas. Healthy Start covers services during the perinatal period 
(before, during, after pregnancy) and follows the woman and infant 
through 2 years after the end of the pregnancy. The next round of 
funding represents a transformation of the program framework from nine 
service and systems core components to five approaches. The five 
approaches are as follows: (1) Improving women's health; (2) promoting 
quality services; (3) strengthening family resilience; (4) achieving 
collective impact; and (5) increasing accountability through quality 
improvement, performance monitoring, and evaluation.
    MCHB seeks to conduct a mixed-methods evaluation to assess the 
effectiveness of the program on individual, organizational, and 
community-level outcomes. Data collection instruments will include a 
Women, Children, and Families Information Form; Healthy Start Grantee 
Web Survey; Community Action Network (CAN) Web Survey; Healthy Start 
Site Visit Protocol; and Healthy Start Participant Focus Group 
Protocol.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The purpose of the data 
collection instruments will be to obtain consistent information across 
all grantees about Healthy Start and its outcomes and in-depth 
information for 15 Healthy Start communities and 15 comparison 
communities to support a rigorous evaluation design. The data will be 
used to: (1) Provide credible and rigorous evidence of program effect 
on outcomes; (2) assess the relative contribution of the five program 
approaches to individual and community-level outcomes; (3) meet program 
needs for accountability, programmatic decision-making, and ongoing 
quality improvement; and (4) strengthen the evidence-base, and identify 
best and promising practices for the program to support sustainability, 
replication, and dissemination of the program.
    Likely Respondents: Respondents include pregnant women and women of 
reproductive age who are served by the Healthy Start program for the 
Women, Children, and Families Information Form; project directors and 
staff for the Healthy Start Grantee Web Survey; representatives from 
partner organizations for the Community Action Network (CAN) Web 
Survey; program staff, providers, and partners for the Healthy Start 
Site Visit Protocol; and program participants for the Healthy Start 
Participant Focus Group Protocol.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and 
review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below.

                                     Total Estimated Annualized Burden-Hours
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                                                     Number of                    Average burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Women, Children, and Families             41,050               1          41,050            0.50          20,525
 Information Form...............
Healthy Start Grantee Web Survey             105               1             105            4.00             420
CAN Member Web Survey...........             600               1             600            0.75             450
Healthy Start Site Visit                      15               1              15            6.00              90
 Protocol.......................
Healthy Start Participant Focus              180               1             180            1.00             180
 Group Protocol.................
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    Total.......................          41,950                          41,950                          21,665
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    HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and 
utility of the proposed information collection for the proper 
performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the 
estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology to 
minimize the information collection burden.

    Dated: January 22, 2014.
Jackie Painter,
Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2014-01564 Filed 1-27-14; 8:45 am]
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