Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 24437-24438 [2014-09769]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices Leroy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–09767 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–14–14VU] 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 404–639–7570 and send comments to Leroy Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Project Promoting Adolescent Health Through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention—New—National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Many young people engage in sexual behaviors that place them at risk for HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), and pregnancy. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 According to the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results, 47% of U.S. high school students never had sexual intercourse; 34% had sexual intercourse with at least one person during the 3 months before the survey; and 15% had had sexual intercourse with four or more persons during their lifetime. Of those sexually active high school students, 40% reported that either they or their partner had not used a condom during last sexual intercourse, and 77% reported that either they or their partner had not used birth control pills or Depo-Provera (or any injectable birth control), Nuva Ring (or any birth control ring), Implanon (or any implant), or any intrauterine device (IUD) before last sexual intercourse. Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood and adolescence is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Since 1987, the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), which is now a part of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been a unique source of support for HIV prevention efforts in the Nation’s schools. CDC requests Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to collect data over a three-year period from funded agencies under award PS13– 1308: Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention and School-Based Surveillance. Funded agencies include non-governmental organizations, state education agencies, and local education agencies. The primary purpose of PS– 13–1308 is to build the capacity of priority districts and priority schools to effectively contribute to the reduction of HIV infection and other STD among adolescents; the reduction of disparities in HIV infection and other STD experienced by specific adolescent subpopulations; and the conducting of school-based surveillance, a component not included in this data collection for evaluation. CDC will be using a web-based system to collect data on the approaches that funded agencies are using to meet their goals. Approaches include helping districts and schools deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention; increasing adolescent access to key sexual health services; and establishing safe and supportive environments for students and staff. To track funded agency progress and evaluate the effectiveness of program activities, CDC will be collecting data using a mix of process and performance PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24437 measures. Process measures, which will be completed by all funded agencies, are important to assess the extent to which planned program activities have been implemented and lead to feasible and sustainable programmatic outcomes. Process measures include items on school health policy assessment and monitoring, and on providing training and technical assistance to partner education agencies and schools. Performance measures, which will be completed by only state and local education agencies, assess whether funded activities at each site are leading to intended outcomes including public health impact of systemic change in schools. These measures drove the development of questionnaires that have been tailored to each funded agencies’ approach (i.e., exemplary sexual health education, sexual health services, and safe and supportive environments). Respondents include 19 state education agencies, 17 local education agencies, and 6 non-governmental organizations that have all been funded under PS13–1308. The questionnaires will be submitted to CDC semi-annually using the Program Evaluation and Reporting System, an electronic webbased interface specifically designed for this data collection. Each funded agency will receive a unique log-in to the system and technical assistance to ensure they can use the system easily. The dates when data are requested reflect Procurement and Grants Office deadlines to provide timely feedback to funded agencies and CDC staff for accountability and optimal use of funds. CDC anticipates that semiannual information collection will begin in October 2014 and will describe activities conducted during the period August 2014–July 2017. The estimated burden per response ranges from 0.5 hours to 6 hours. This variation in burden is due to the variability in the questions on the forms based on the approach and type of funded agency. For instance, nongovernmental organizations have fewer questions to respond to because they only have questions for process evaluation. Local education agencies have the highest burden because it takes more time to gather information as they gather data at the school- and studentlevel as compared with state education agencies that report only state- and district-level data. Annualizing this collection over three years results in an estimated annualized burden of 820 hours for all funded agencies. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 24438 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Form name State Education Agency .................. Average burden per response (in hrs.) 19 2 4 152 19 19 2 2 3 1 114 38 17 2 6 204 17 17 2 2 3 6 102 204 2 2 0.5 2 2 2 2 2 0.5 0.5 2 2 ........................ ........................ .......................... 820 Exemplary Sexual Health Education Measures. Sexual Health Services Measures .. Safe and Supportive Environments Measures. Exemplary Sexual Health Education Measures. Sexual Health Services Measures .. Safe and Supportive Environments Measures. Exemplary Sexual Health Education Measures. Sexual Health Services Measures .. Safe and Supportive Environments Measures. .......................................................... Local Education Agency .................. Non-governmental organization ....... Total .......................................... LeRoy Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–09769 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–14–14VL] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of respondents 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 404–639–7570 and send comments to Leroy Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email 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) VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Assessing the Adoption and Utility of National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) Tools and Resources for Healthcare Professionals and Health Education Facilitators—New—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Diabetes is one of the nation’s leading causes of death and disability. An estimated 25.8 million children and adults (of whom 7.0 million are undiagnosed) have diabetes and are at risk for disabling and life-threatening complications, such as heart attack and stroke, and kidney, eye, and nerve disease. Research shows that Type 2 diabetes, and much of the illness and premature death caused by diabetes, can be prevented or delayed. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is a joint program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. The NDEP develops, disseminates, and supports the adoption of evidence-based, culturally and linguistically appropriate tools and resources that emphasize the importance of controlling blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and blood lipids, PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden (in hrs.) as well as carrying out other preventive care practices in a timely manner to improve health outcomes and overall quality of life. In 2012 and 2013, CDC/NDEP collaborated with relevant partners to update two major diabetes education resources: ‘‘New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes’’ (hereafter referred to as New Beginnings), and ‘‘Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Guide and Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry’’ (hereafter referred to as the PPOD Guide and Toolkit). New Beginnings was developed for diabetes educators, health educators, health ministers, lay health workers and others who facilitate discussion groups about diabetes self-management. The discussion guide uses a storytelling approach to facilitate discussions focused on the social-emotional impact of diabetes. Through story-telling, the guide teaches skills related to goal setting, building self-efficacy, managing stress, problem solving, and communication. New Beginnings has been revised to make it a more accessible and flexible resource that can be adapted for use in diabetes selfmanagement education classes and in other settings. The PPOD Guide and Toolkit are targeted to health care providers in pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and dentistry. The PPOD Guide and Toolkit are designed to promote a collaborative, team-based approach to comprehensive diabetes care. Both resources are being promoted to key target audiences in 2014. In order to understand how target audiences use the resources and apply the recommended diabetes control strategies, CDC plans to conduct a series E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-09769]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-14-14VU]


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 404-639-7570 
and send comments to Leroy Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, 
Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email 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

    Promoting Adolescent Health Through School-Based HIV/STD 
Prevention--New--National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, 
and TB Prevention (NHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Many young people engage in sexual behaviors that place them at 
risk for HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), and 
pregnancy. According to the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey 
(YRBS) results, 47% of U.S. high school students never had sexual 
intercourse; 34% had sexual intercourse with at least one person during 
the 3 months before the survey; and 15% had had sexual intercourse with 
four or more persons during their lifetime. Of those sexually active 
high school students, 40% reported that either they or their partner 
had not used a condom during last sexual intercourse, and 77% reported 
that either they or their partner had not used birth control pills or 
Depo-Provera (or any injectable birth control), Nuva Ring (or any birth 
control ring), Implanon (or any implant), or any intrauterine device 
(IUD) before last sexual intercourse.
    Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood and adolescence is 
easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors 
during adulthood. Since 1987, the Division of Adolescent and School 
Health (DASH), which is now a part of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, 
Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention (CDC), has been a unique source of support for HIV 
prevention efforts in the Nation's schools.
    CDC requests Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to 
collect data over a three-year period from funded agencies under award 
PS13-1308: Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV/STD 
Prevention and School-Based Surveillance. Funded agencies include non-
governmental organizations, state education agencies, and local 
education agencies. The primary purpose of PS-13-1308 is to build the 
capacity of priority districts and priority schools to effectively 
contribute to the reduction of HIV infection and other STD among 
adolescents; the reduction of disparities in HIV infection and other 
STD experienced by specific adolescent sub-populations; and the 
conducting of school-based surveillance, a component not included in 
this data collection for evaluation.
    CDC will be using a web-based system to collect data on the 
approaches that funded agencies are using to meet their goals. 
Approaches include helping districts and schools deliver exemplary 
sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention; 
increasing adolescent access to key sexual health services; and 
establishing safe and supportive environments for students and staff.
    To track funded agency progress and evaluate the effectiveness of 
program activities, CDC will be collecting data using a mix of process 
and performance measures. Process measures, which will be completed by 
all funded agencies, are important to assess the extent to which 
planned program activities have been implemented and lead to feasible 
and sustainable programmatic outcomes. Process measures include items 
on school health policy assessment and monitoring, and on providing 
training and technical assistance to partner education agencies and 
schools. Performance measures, which will be completed by only state 
and local education agencies, assess whether funded activities at each 
site are leading to intended outcomes including public health impact of 
systemic change in schools. These measures drove the development of 
questionnaires that have been tailored to each funded agencies' 
approach (i.e., exemplary sexual health education, sexual health 
services, and safe and supportive environments).
    Respondents include 19 state education agencies, 17 local education 
agencies, and 6 non-governmental organizations that have all been 
funded under PS13-1308. The questionnaires will be submitted to CDC 
semi-annually using the Program Evaluation and Reporting System, an 
electronic web-based interface specifically designed for this data 
collection.
    Each funded agency will receive a unique log-in to the system and 
technical assistance to ensure they can use the system easily. The 
dates when data are requested reflect Procurement and Grants Office 
deadlines to provide timely feedback to funded agencies and CDC staff 
for accountability and optimal use of funds. CDC anticipates that semi-
annual information collection will begin in October 2014 and will 
describe activities conducted during the period August 2014-July 2017.
    The estimated burden per response ranges from 0.5 hours to 6 hours. 
This variation in burden is due to the variability in the questions on 
the forms based on the approach and type of funded agency. For 
instance, non-governmental organizations have fewer questions to 
respond to because they only have questions for process evaluation. 
Local education agencies have the highest burden because it takes more 
time to gather information as they gather data at the school- and 
student-level as compared with state education agencies that report 
only state- and district-level data. Annualizing this collection over 
three years results in an estimated annualized burden of 820 hours for 
all funded agencies.
    There are no costs to respondents other than their time.

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                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                    Number of     Average burden
     Type of respondents           Form name        Number of     responses per    per response    Total burden
                                                   respondents     respondent       (in hrs.)        (in hrs.)
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State Education Agency.......  Exemplary Sexual              19               2              4               152
                                Health
                                Education
                                Measures.
                               Sexual Health                 19               2              3               114
                                Services
                                Measures.
                               Safe and                      19               2              1                38
                                Supportive
                                Environments
                                Measures.
Local Education Agency.......  Exemplary Sexual              17               2              6               204
                                Health
                                Education
                                Measures.
                               Sexual Health                 17               2              3               102
                                Services
                                Measures.
                               Safe and                      17               2              6               204
                                Supportive
                                Environments
                                Measures.
Non-governmental organization  Exemplary Sexual               2               2              0.5               2
                                Health
                                Education
                                Measures.
                               Sexual Health                  2               2              0.5               2
                                Services
                                Measures.
                               Safe and                       2               2              0.5               2
                                Supportive
                                Environments
                                Measures.
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    Total....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ...............             820
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LeRoy Richardson,
Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2014-09769 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4163-18-P