Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health, 64195-64196 [2014-25582]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Notices OS 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. Darius Taylor, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25567 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–33–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier HHS–OS–0955–0003] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: 30-Day notice of submission of information collection approval from the Office of Management and Budget and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, Department of Health and Human Services has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery ’’ to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Comments must be submitted November 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to Sherette.funncoleman@ hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–5683. Send written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections within 30 days of this notice directly to the OS OMB Desk Officer; faxed to OMB at 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, please contact Information Collection Clearance staff, Information.CollectionClearance@ hhs.gov or (202) 690–6162. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. The Agency received no comments in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register of August 8, 2014 (79 FR 46441). Below we provide Department of Health and Human Services projected PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64195 average estimates for the next three years: 1 Current Actions: Extension of approval for a collection of information. Type of Review: Extension. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 7. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. Darius Taylor, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25565 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of Minority Health. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH) will hold a meeting conducted as a telephone conference call. This call will be open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public participation and comment. Any individual who wishes to participate in the call should email OMH-ACMH@hhs.gov by November 19, 2014. Instructions regarding participating in the call and how to provide verbal public comments will be given at the time of preregistration. Information about the meeting is available from the designated contact SUMMARY: 1 The 60-day notice included the following estimate of the aggregate burden hours for this generic clearance federal-wide: Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 7. Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 200. Annual Responses: 4,158. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: 5. Burden Hours: 1,041. Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 350. Annual Responses: [4,158]. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: [5]. Burden Hours: [1,041]. E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 64196 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Notices and will be posted on the Web site for the Office of Minority Health (OMH), www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov. Information about ACMH activities can be found on the OMH Web site under the heading About OMH. Dated: October 20, 2014. Rashida Dorsey, Designated Federal Officer, ACMH, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The conference call will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014, 2:00– 4:00 p.m. ET BILLING CODE 4150–29–P DATES: Instructions regarding participating in the call will be given at the time of preregistration. ADDRESSES: Dr. Rashida Dorsey, Designated Federal Officer, ACMH, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Phone: 240–453–8222; fax: 240–453–8223; email: OMHACMH@hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In accordance with Public Law 105–392, the ACMH was established to provide advice to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health on improving the health of each racial and ethnic minority group and on the development of goals and specific program activities of the Office of Minority Health. Topics to be discussed during this conference call will include data issues discussed in the ACMH meeting on July 8–9, 2014: Access, utilization, linking datasets to inform policy, as well as other related issues. This call will be limited to 125 participants. The OMH will make every effort to accommodate persons with special needs. Individuals who have special needs for which special accommodations may be required should contact Professional and Scientific Associates at (703) 234–1700 and reference this meeting. Requests for special accommodations should be made at least ten (10) business days prior to the meeting. Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Public comments will be limited to two minutes per speaker during the time allotted. Individuals who would like to submit written statements should email, mail, or fax their comments to the designated contact at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. Any members of the public who wish to have electronic or printed material distributed to ACMH members should email to OMH-ACMH@hhs.gov or mail their materials to the Designated Federal Officer, ACMH, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, Maryland 20852, prior to close of business on November 7, 2014. asabaliauskas on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2014–25582 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–15–0950] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs. To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Project The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (OMB No. 0920–0950, expires 11/30/2015)— revision—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through NCHS, shall collect statistics on the extent and nature of illness and disability; environmental, social and other health hazards; and determinants of health of the population of the United States. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) have been conducted periodically between 1970 and 1994, and continuously since 1999 by the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC. Annually, approximately 14,410 respondents participate in some aspect of the full survey. About 9,200 complete the screener for the survey. About 210 complete the household interview only. About 5,000 complete both the household interview and the Mobile Exam Center (MEC) examination. Up to 2,500 additional persons might participate in tests of procedures, special studies, or methodological studies. Participation in NHANES is completely voluntary and confidential. A three-year approval is requested. NHANES programs produce descriptive statistics which measure the health and nutrition status of the general population. Through the use of physical examinations, laboratory tests, and interviews NHANES studies the relationship between diet, nutrition and health in a representative sample of the United States. NHANES monitors the prevalence of chronic conditions and risk factors. NHANES data are used to produce national reference data on height, weight, and nutrient levels in the blood. Results from more recent NHANES can be compared to findings reported from previous surveys to monitor changes in the health of the U.S. population over time. NCHS collects personal identification information. Participant level data items will include basic demographic information, name, address, social security number, Medicare number and participant health information to allow for linkages to other data sources such as the National Death Index and data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 208 (Tuesday, October 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64195-64196]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25582]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the 
Secretary, Office of Minority Health.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice 
that the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH) will hold a 
meeting conducted as a telephone conference call. This call will be 
open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public 
participation and comment. Any individual who wishes to participate in 
the call should email OMH-ACMH@hhs.gov by November 19, 2014. 
Instructions regarding participating in the call and how to provide 
verbal public comments will be given at the time of preregistration. 
Information about the meeting is available from the designated contact

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and will be posted on the Web site for the Office of Minority Health 
(OMH), www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov. Information about ACMH activities 
can be found on the OMH Web site under the heading About OMH.

DATES: The conference call will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014, 
2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

ADDRESSES: Instructions regarding participating in the call will be 
given at the time of preregistration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Rashida Dorsey, Designated Federal 
Officer, ACMH, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852. Phone: 240-453-8222; fax: 240-453-8223; 
email: OMH-ACMH@hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Public Law 105-392, the 
ACMH was established to provide advice to the Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Minority Health on improving the health of each racial 
and ethnic minority group and on the development of goals and specific 
program activities of the Office of Minority Health.
    Topics to be discussed during this conference call will include 
data issues discussed in the ACMH meeting on July 8-9, 2014: Access, 
utilization, linking datasets to inform policy, as well as other 
related issues.
    This call will be limited to 125 participants. The OMH will make 
every effort to accommodate persons with special needs. Individuals who 
have special needs for which special accommodations may be required 
should contact Professional and Scientific Associates at (703) 234-1700 
and reference this meeting. Requests for special accommodations should 
be made at least ten (10) business days prior to the meeting.
    Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comments 
at the meeting. Public comments will be limited to two minutes per 
speaker during the time allotted. Individuals who would like to submit 
written statements should email, mail, or fax their comments to the 
designated contact at least seven (7) business days prior to the 
meeting.
    Any members of the public who wish to have electronic or printed 
material distributed to ACMH members should email to OMH-ACMH@hhs.gov 
or mail their materials to the Designated Federal Officer, ACMH, Tower 
Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, Maryland 20852, 
prior to close of business on November 7, 2014.

    Dated: October 20, 2014.
Rashida Dorsey,
Designated Federal Officer, ACMH, Office of Minority Health, U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-25582 Filed 10-27-14; 8:45 am]
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