Supplement to National Technical Resource Center for the Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program at the Utah State University, 63484-63485 [2016-21711]

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Attendees who wish to speak but did not submit a request for the opportunity to make oral comments may be given this opportunity after the scheduled speakers are heard, at the discretion of the presiding officer and limited by time available. Oral comments will be transcribed and included in the docket. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2016–22132 Filed 9–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Supplement to National Technical Resource Center for the Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program at the Utah State University Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of Supplement to National Technical Resource Center for AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program at the Utah State University—Grant Number U52MC04391. HRSA announces the award of a supplement in the amount of $300,000 for the National Technical Resource Center (NTRC) for the Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention program cooperative agreement. Funding in future years is contingent upon satisfactory performance of the recipient, need, and availability of funds. The purpose of the NTRC is to address new research, approaches, and practice advances in the fields of family engagement, early language acquisition, and early literacy. The supplement will fund Utah State University, the cooperative agreement recipient, during the budget periods of the supplement 4/ 1/2016–3/31/2020, to respond to changes in research, policy, technology, and practice in the newborn hearing screening field in the areas of family engagement, early language acquisition, and early literacy. Funding in FY 2017, FY 2018, and FY 2019, is contingent upon appropriations, satisfactory performance of the recipient, need, and availability of funds. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Intended Recipient of the Award: Utah State University. Amount of Non-Competitive Awards: $300,000. Period of Supplemental Funding: 4/1/ 2016–3/31/2020. CFDA Number: 93.251. Authority: Public Health Service Act, § 399M, as added by § 702 of the Children’s Health Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–310) and amended by § 2 of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111– 337) (42 U.S.C. 280g–1) JUSTIFICATION: In 2015, following an objective review of its applications, HRSA awarded the NTRC for the Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention program cooperative agreement to Utah State University, a state institution of higher education. Authorized by the Public Health Service Act, § 399M, as added by the Children’s Health Act of 2000, § 702 (Pub. L. 106–310) and further amended by § 2 of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–337) (42 U.S.C. 280g–1), the purpose of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) program is to utilize specifically targeted and measurable interventions to increase the number of infants who are followed up for rescreening, referral, and intervention after not passing a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 179 / Thursday, September 15, 2016 / Notices physiologic newborn screening examination prior to discharge from the newborn nursery. As stated in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) HRSA 15–085, the focus of the NTRC is to provide to state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs training and technical assistance for planning, policy development, implementing innovations, and quality improvement methodology to reduce their loss to follow-up rate/loss to documentation, i.e. the number of infants who do not receive timely and appropriate screening follow-up and coordinated interventions. Since the publication of the FOA on September 9, 2014, many changes in research, policy, technology, and practice have occurred in the newborn hearing screening field in the areas of family engagement, early language acquisition, and early literacy. The NTRC cooperative agreement must address these changes to provide appropriate training and technical assistance. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) proposes to supplement the recipient in FY 2016 and 2017 to address new research, approaches, and practice advances in the field of family engagement. MCHB proposes to supplement the recipient in FY 2018 and 2019 to address the latest research findings and advances related to early language acquisition and early literacy. Funding in FY 2017, FY 2018, and FY 2019 is contingent upon appropriations, satisfactory performance of the recipient, need, and availability of funds. According to the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality, families have a unique perspective on how the system currently affects them personally and can provide invaluable viewpoints on the steps that can be implemented to improve the system. Since the system exists to meet the needs of the deaf or hard of hearing infants and children, it is critical that their parents and families’ viewpoints are acknowledged and leveraged. MCHB recommends greater representation of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing throughout the NTRC as well as providing opportunities for families of deaf or hard of hearing children to become leaders within the EHDI system. To address these deficiencies, Utah State University submitted a prior approval request for funds to improve its family engagement. The NTRC will take a streamlined and targeted approach toward engaging families and family based organizations in its work. Though not introducing new services or activities, the NTRC will use the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 supplemental funds to refine its current services and activities to: 1. Increase and refocus the family advisory committee to be more reflective of families who have a deaf or hard of hearing child; 2. Target the NTRC’s scholarship program toward greater family engagement and leadership development; 3. Enhance family engagement in EHDI quality improvement activities; and 4. Increase the NTRC’s financial and programmatic support for the work by Hands & Voices to strengthen family engagement in EHDI programs. This will be the second supplement for this cooperative agreement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sadie Silcott, MBA, MPH, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18W57, Rockville, Maryland 20857; Phone: (301) 443– 0133; Email: ssilcott@hrsa.gov. Dated: September 2, 2016. James Macrae, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–21711 Filed 9–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Service Administration Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines Health Resources and Service Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), notice is hereby given that a meeting is scheduled for Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV). This meeting will be open to the public. Information about the ACCV and the agenda for this meeting can be obtained by accessing the following Web site: http://www.hrsa.gov/ advisorycommittees/childhoodvaccines/ index.html. DATES: The meeting will be held on September 20, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held via Adobe Connect Webinar and teleconference. The address for the meeting is 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Conference Room 09N17. The public can join the meeting by: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63485 1. (Audio Portion) Calling the conference phone number 800–799– 3561 and providing the following information: Leader Name: Dr. Narayan Nair Password: 8164763 2. (Visual Portion) Connecting to the ACCV Adobe Connect Pro Meeting using the following URL: https:// hrsa.connectsolutions.com/accv/ (copy and paste the link into your browser if it does not work directly, and enter as a guest). Participants should call and connect 15 minutes prior to the meeting in order for logistics to be set up. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting, please test your connection using the following URL:https:// hrsa.connectsolutions.com/common/ help/en/support/meeting_test.htm and get a quick overview by following URL: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_ overview. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anyone requesting information regarding the ACCV should contact Annie Herzog, Program Analyst, Division of Injury Compensation Programs (DICP), Health Resources and Services Administration, in one of three ways: (1) Send a request to the following address: Annie Herzog, Program Analyst, DICP, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 08N146B, Rockville, Maryland 20857; (2) call (301) 443– 6593; or (3) send an email to aherzog@ hrsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACCV was established by section 2119 of the Public Health Service Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 300aa–19), as enacted by Public Law (Pub. L.) 99–660, and as subsequently amended, and advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) on issues related to implementation of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The activities of the ACCV also include: Recommending changes in the Vaccine Injury Table at its own initiative or as the result of the filing of a petition; advising the Secretary in implementing section 2127 of the Act regarding the need for childhood vaccination products that result in fewer or no significant adverse reactions; surveying federal, state, and local programs and activities related to gathering information on injuries associated with the administration of childhood vaccines, including the adverse reaction reporting requirements of section 2125(b) of the Act; advising the Secretary on the methods of obtaining, compiling, publishing, and using credible data related to the frequency and severity of adverse E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Supplement to National Technical Resource Center for the Newborn 
Hearing Screening and Intervention Program at the Utah State University

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of Supplement to National Technical Resource Center for 
the Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program at the Utah 
State University--Grant Number U52MC04391.

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SUMMARY: HRSA announces the award of a supplement in the amount of 
$300,000 for the National Technical Resource Center (NTRC) for the 
Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention program cooperative 
agreement. Funding in future years is contingent upon satisfactory 
performance of the recipient, need, and availability of funds.
    The purpose of the NTRC is to address new research, approaches, and 
practice advances in the fields of family engagement, early language 
acquisition, and early literacy. The supplement will fund Utah State 
University, the cooperative agreement recipient, during the budget 
periods of the supplement 4/1/2016-3/31/2020, to respond to changes in 
research, policy, technology, and practice in the newborn hearing 
screening field in the areas of family engagement, early language 
acquisition, and early literacy. Funding in FY 2017, FY 2018, and FY 
2019, is contingent upon appropriations, satisfactory performance of 
the recipient, need, and availability of funds.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Intended Recipient of the Award: Utah State University.
    Amount of Non-Competitive Awards: $300,000.
    Period of Supplemental Funding: 4/1/2016-3/31/2020.
    CFDA Number: 93.251.
    Authority: Public Health Service Act, Sec.  399M, as added by Sec.  
702 of the Children's Health Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-310) and amended 
by Sec.  2 of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2010 
(Pub. L. 111-337) (42 U.S.C. 280g-1)

JUSTIFICATION: In 2015, following an objective review of its 
applications, HRSA awarded the NTRC for the Newborn Hearing Screening 
and Intervention program cooperative agreement to Utah State 
University, a state institution of higher education.
    Authorized by the Public Health Service Act, Sec.  399M, as added 
by the Children's Health Act of 2000, Sec.  702 (Pub. L. 106-310) and 
further amended by Sec.  2 of the Early Hearing Detection and 
Intervention Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-337) (42 U.S.C. 280g-1), the 
purpose of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) program is to 
utilize specifically targeted and measurable interventions to increase 
the number of infants who are followed up for rescreening, referral, 
and intervention after not passing a

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physiologic newborn screening examination prior to discharge from the 
newborn nursery.
    As stated in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) HRSA 15-
085, the focus of the NTRC is to provide to state Early Hearing 
Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs training and technical 
assistance for planning, policy development, implementing innovations, 
and quality improvement methodology to reduce their loss to follow-up 
rate/loss to documentation, i.e. the number of infants who do not 
receive timely and appropriate screening follow-up and coordinated 
interventions.
    Since the publication of the FOA on September 9, 2014, many changes 
in research, policy, technology, and practice have occurred in the 
newborn hearing screening field in the areas of family engagement, 
early language acquisition, and early literacy. The NTRC cooperative 
agreement must address these changes to provide appropriate training 
and technical assistance. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) 
proposes to supplement the recipient in FY 2016 and 2017 to address new 
research, approaches, and practice advances in the field of family 
engagement. MCHB proposes to supplement the recipient in FY 2018 and 
2019 to address the latest research findings and advances related to 
early language acquisition and early literacy. Funding in FY 2017, FY 
2018, and FY 2019 is contingent upon appropriations, satisfactory 
performance of the recipient, need, and availability of funds.
    According to the National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 
families have a unique perspective on how the system currently affects 
them personally and can provide invaluable viewpoints on the steps that 
can be implemented to improve the system. Since the system exists to 
meet the needs of the deaf or hard of hearing infants and children, it 
is critical that their parents and families' viewpoints are 
acknowledged and leveraged. MCHB recommends greater representation of 
individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing throughout the NTRC as well 
as providing opportunities for families of deaf or hard of hearing 
children to become leaders within the EHDI system.
    To address these deficiencies, Utah State University submitted a 
prior approval request for funds to improve its family engagement. The 
NTRC will take a streamlined and targeted approach toward engaging 
families and family based organizations in its work. Though not 
introducing new services or activities, the NTRC will use the 
supplemental funds to refine its current services and activities to:
    1. Increase and refocus the family advisory committee to be more 
reflective of families who have a deaf or hard of hearing child;
    2. Target the NTRC's scholarship program toward greater family 
engagement and leadership development;
    3. Enhance family engagement in EHDI quality improvement 
activities; and
    4. Increase the NTRC's financial and programmatic support for the 
work by Hands & Voices to strengthen family engagement in EHDI 
programs.
    This will be the second supplement for this cooperative agreement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Sadie Silcott, MBA, MPH, Division of 
Services for Children with Special Health Needs, Maternal and Child 
Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 
Fishers Lane, Room 18W57, Rockville, Maryland 20857; Phone: (301) 443-
0133; Email: ssilcott@hrsa.gov.

    Dated: September 2, 2016.
James Macrae,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2016-21711 Filed 9-14-16; 8:45 am]
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