Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: National Health Service Corps Ambassador Portal OMB No. 0915-0388-Extension, 21254-21255 [2017-09085]

Download as PDF 21254 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 86 / Friday, May 5, 2017 / Notices proposed revisions will result in a reduction in burden per respondent due to the removal of two questions and the modification of a third set of questions. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours Universal Report .................................................................. Grant Report ........................................................................ 1,477 498 1 1 1,477 498 169 21 249,613 10,458 Total .............................................................................. 1,975 ........................ 1,975 ........................ 260,071 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. Jason E. Bennett, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2017–09086 Filed 5–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: National Health Service Corps Ambassador Portal OMB No. 0915–0388—Extension Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 ICR should be received no later than July 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance SRADOVICH on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 May 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 Officer, Room 14N39, 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, in compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Information Collection Request Title: National Health Service Corps Ambassador Portal OMB No. 0915– 0388—Extension Abstract: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), administered by HRSA, is committed to improving the health of the nation’s underserved by uniting communities in need with caring health professionals and by supporting communities’ efforts to build better systems of care. NHSC programs provide scholarships and repay qualifying educational loans for primary care physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, behavioral health clinicians, and other primary care clinicians who agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). The NHSC invites current and former NHSC participants and individuals affiliated with academic, clinical, and other public health related organizations to participate in the NHSC Ambassador Program. NHSC Ambassadors provide professional development, training, and mentorship to NHSC Corps members interested in primary care and serving in a HPSA. NHSC Ambassadors also educate current and prospective NHSC participants about the unique or local characteristics of a particular NHSC site, HPSA, or region. NHSC Ambassadors inspire and motivate students and clinicians to provide primary care in PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 communities with health professional shortages. The NHSC Ambassador Portal serves as both the application interface for interested individuals to apply and become NHSC Ambassadors, as well as the public-facing online searchable database of contact information for Ambassadors. An applicant creates an Ambassador profile that contains information such as name, email address, professional/employment information (including organization name and address, or the school attending), phone number(s), discipline(s) interested in interacting with, and a brief reason why he or she would like to be Ambassador. Completed applications are forwarded through the portal to NHSC staff. If approved, an NHSC Ambassador has the opportunity to add a brief professional biography and social network addresses to his or her profile. Assistance in completing the application is provided through prompts via the online portal and through the NHSC Customer Care Center, if necessary. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of this information collection is to provide a database where interested parties can search for an NHSC Ambassador to serve as a local resource who can offer a unique perspective on providing health care services as an NHSC Participant in HPSAs. Based on the analysis of the Directory since its creation in 2014, it is estimated that nearly 600 Ambassadors have the potential to update their profiles within 1 year. The number of new Ambassadors was over-estimated at 200 in 2014, whereas recent trends estimate 156 new Ambassadors annually. Therefore, the estimated increase in updates by current Ambassadors and decrease in new Ambassador profiles results in a net burden hour increase of 6 hours from 2014 to 2017. Likely Respondents: Current or former NHSC participants or individuals who are affiliated with academic, clinical, or E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 21255 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 86 / Friday, May 5, 2017 / Notices 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 other public health related organizations. 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 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 ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours Ambassador Portal—New Applicants .................................. Ambassador Portal—Updates to current Ambassador profiles ................................................................................... 156 1 156 .10 16 600 1 600 .10 60 Total .............................................................................. 756 ........................ 756 ........................ 76 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. Jason E. Bennett, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2017–09085 Filed 5–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Announcement of Meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the next federal advisory committee meeting regarding the development of national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2030. This meeting will be held online via webinar and is open to the public. The Committee will discuss the nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives and will provide recommendations to improve health status and reduce health risks for the nation by the year 2030. The SRADOVICH on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 May 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 Committee will advise the Secretary on the Healthy People 2030 mission, vision, framework, and organizational structure. The Committee will provide advice regarding criteria for identifying a more focused set of measurable, nationally representative objectives. The Committee’s advice must assist the Secretary in reducing the number of objectives while ensuring that the selection criteria identifies the most critical public health issues that are high-impact priorities supported by current national data. DATES: The Committee will meet on June 27, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held online via webinar. To register to attend the meeting, please visit the Healthy People Web site at https:// www.healthypeople.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emmeline Ochiai, Designated Federal Officer, Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Room LL–100, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453–8280 (telephone), (240) 453–8281 (fax). Additional information is available on the Healthy People Web site at https:// www.healthypeople.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The names and biographies of the Committee members are available at https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/ about/history-development/healthypeople-2030-advisory-committee. Purpose of Meeting: Through the Healthy People initiative, HHS leverages scientific insights and lessons from the PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 past decade, along with new knowledge of current data, trends, and innovations, to develop the next iteration of national health promotion and disease prevention objectives. Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for promoting health and preventing disease. Since 1979, Healthy People has set and monitored national health objectives that meet a broad range of health needs, encourage collaboration across sectors, guide individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of our prevention and health promotion activities. Healthy People 2030 health objectives will reflect assessments of major risks to health and wellness, changing public health priorities, and emerging technologies related to our nation’s health preparedness and prevention. Public Participation at Meeting: Members of the public are invited to join the online Committee meeting. There will be no opportunity for oral public comments during this online Committee meeting. However, written comments are welcome throughout the entire development process of the national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2030 and may be emailed to HP2030@hhs.gov. To join the Committee meeting, individuals must pre-register at the Healthy People Web site at https:// www.healthypeople.gov. Participation in the meeting is limited. Registrations will be accepted until maximum webinar capacity is reached and must be completed by 9:00 a.m. ET on June 26, 2017. A waiting list will be maintained should registrations exceed capacity, and those individuals will be contacted as additional space for the meeting becomes available. Registration questions may be directed to: Jim E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 86 (Friday, May 5, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: National 
Health Service Corps Ambassador Portal OMB No. 0915-0388--Extension

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 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 ICR should be received no later than July 5, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N39, 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, in compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    Information Collection Request Title: National Health Service Corps 
Ambassador Portal OMB No. 0915-0388--Extension
    Abstract: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), administered by 
HRSA, is committed to improving the health of the nation's underserved 
by uniting communities in need with caring health professionals and by 
supporting communities' efforts to build better systems of care. NHSC 
programs provide scholarships and repay qualifying educational loans 
for primary care physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician 
assistants, behavioral health clinicians, and other primary care 
clinicians who agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas 
(HPSAs).
    The NHSC invites current and former NHSC participants and 
individuals affiliated with academic, clinical, and other public health 
related organizations to participate in the NHSC Ambassador Program. 
NHSC Ambassadors provide professional development, training, and 
mentorship to NHSC Corps members interested in primary care and serving 
in a HPSA. NHSC Ambassadors also educate current and prospective NHSC 
participants about the unique or local characteristics of a particular 
NHSC site, HPSA, or region. NHSC Ambassadors inspire and motivate 
students and clinicians to provide primary care in communities with 
health professional shortages.
    The NHSC Ambassador Portal serves as both the application interface 
for interested individuals to apply and become NHSC Ambassadors, as 
well as the public-facing online searchable database of contact 
information for Ambassadors. An applicant creates an Ambassador profile 
that contains information such as name, email address, professional/
employment information (including organization name and address, or the 
school attending), phone number(s), discipline(s) interested in 
interacting with, and a brief reason why he or she would like to be 
Ambassador. Completed applications are forwarded through the portal to 
NHSC staff. If approved, an NHSC Ambassador has the opportunity to add 
a brief professional biography and social network addresses to his or 
her profile. Assistance in completing the application is provided 
through prompts via the online portal and through the NHSC Customer 
Care Center, if necessary.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of 
this information collection is to provide a database where interested 
parties can search for an NHSC Ambassador to serve as a local resource 
who can offer a unique perspective on providing health care services as 
an NHSC Participant in HPSAs. Based on the analysis of the Directory 
since its creation in 2014, it is estimated that nearly 600 Ambassadors 
have the potential to update their profiles within 1 year. The number 
of new Ambassadors was over-estimated at 200 in 2014, whereas recent 
trends estimate 156 new Ambassadors annually. Therefore, the estimated 
increase in updates by current Ambassadors and decrease in new 
Ambassador profiles results in a net burden hour increase of 6 hours 
from 2014 to 2017.
    Likely Respondents: Current or former NHSC participants or 
individuals who are affiliated with academic, clinical, or

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other public health related organizations.
    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 ICR 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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Ambassador Portal--New                       156               1             156             .10              16
 Applicants.....................
Ambassador Portal--Updates to                600               1             600             .10              60
 current Ambassador profiles....
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    Total.......................             756  ..............             756  ..............              76
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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.

Jason E. Bennett,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2017-09085 Filed 5-4-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P