Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, 55719 [2018-24340]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 7, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with its statutory mandate, the Council is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director of AHRQ on matters related to AHRQ’s conduct of its mission including providing guidance on (A) priorities for health care research, (B) the field of health care research including training needs and information dissemination on health care quality and (C) the role of the Agency in light of private sector activity and opportunities for public private partnerships. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland, 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaime Zimmerman, Designated Management Official, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 06E37A, Rockville, Maryland 20857, (301) 427– 1456. For press-related information, please contact Karen Migdail at (301) 427–1855 or Karen.Migdail@ ahrq.hhs.gov. If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management on (301) 827–4840, no later than Thursday, November 1, 2018. The agenda, roster, and minutes will be available from Ms. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Ms. Campbell’s phone number is (301) 427–1554. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: I. Purpose In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. The National Advisory Council VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Nov 06, 2018 Jkt 247001 for Healthcare Research and Quality is authorized by Section 941 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 299c. In accordance with its statutory mandate, the Council is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director of AHRQ on matters related to AHRQ’s conduct of its mission including providing guidance on (A) priorities for health care research, (B) the field of health care research including training needs and information dissemination on health care quality and (C) the role of the Agency in light of private sector activity and opportunities for public private partnerships. The Council is composed of members of the public, appointed by the Secretary, and Federal ex-officio members specified in the authorizing legislation. II. Agenda On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Council meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m., with the call to order by the Council Chair and approval of previous Council summary notes. The meeting is open to the public and will be available via webcast at www.webconferences.com/ahrq. The meeting will begin with an update on AHRQ’s budget, programs and initiatives. The agenda will also include updates on AHRQ Data, Analytics, and Insights and AHRQ’s Support of Secretary Priorities including, opioids, value, and drug pricing. The final agenda will be available on the AHRQ website at www.AHRQ.gov no later than Thursday, November 8, 2018. Francis D. Chesley, Jr., Acting Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2018–24340 Filed 11–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Information Collection for HHS Certification of Foreign Adult Victims of Human Trafficking. OMB No.: 0970–0454. Description: The Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Public Law 106–386 (TVPA) requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to certify adult alien (‘‘foreign’’) victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons (‘‘human trafficking’’) who are willing to assist law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of human PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55719 trafficking, unless unable to cooperate due to physical or psychological trauma, and who have either made a bona fide application for T nonimmigrant status that has not been denied or been granted Continued Presence (CP) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the HHS Administration for Children and Families issues HHS Adult Certification Letters that grant adult foreign victims of human trafficking eligibility for federal and state benefits and services to the same extent as refugees. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 216 (Wednesday, November 7, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research 
and Quality

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with its statutory mandate, the Council is to 
advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and 
the Director of AHRQ on matters related to AHRQ's conduct of its 
mission including providing guidance on (A) priorities for health care 
research, (B) the field of health care research including training 
needs and information dissemination on health care quality and (C) the 
role of the Agency in light of private sector activity and 
opportunities for public private partnerships.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 
8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, 
Rockville, Maryland, 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaime Zimmerman, Designated Management 
Official, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 
Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 06E37A, Rockville, Maryland 20857, (301) 427-
1456. For press-related information, please contact Karen Migdail at 
(301) 427-1855 or [email protected].
    If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation 
for a disability is needed, please contact the Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA) Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and 
Diversity Management on (301) 827-4840, no later than Thursday, 
November 1, 2018. The agenda, roster, and minutes will be available 
from Ms. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 
20857. Ms. Campbell's phone number is (301) 427-1554.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Purpose

    In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the National 
Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. The National 
Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality is authorized by 
Section 941 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 299c. In 
accordance with its statutory mandate, the Council is to advise the 
Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the 
Director of AHRQ on matters related to AHRQ's conduct of its mission 
including providing guidance on (A) priorities for health care 
research, (B) the field of health care research including training 
needs and information dissemination on health care quality and (C) the 
role of the Agency in light of private sector activity and 
opportunities for public private partnerships. The Council is composed 
of members of the public, appointed by the Secretary, and Federal ex-
officio members specified in the authorizing legislation.

II. Agenda

    On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Council meeting will convene at 
8:30 a.m., with the call to order by the Council Chair and approval of 
previous Council summary notes. The meeting is open to the public and 
will be available via webcast at www.webconferences.com/ahrq. The 
meeting will begin with an update on AHRQ's budget, programs and 
initiatives. The agenda will also include updates on AHRQ Data, 
Analytics, and Insights and AHRQ's Support of Secretary Priorities 
including, opioids, value, and drug pricing. The final agenda will be 
available on the AHRQ website at www.AHRQ.gov no later than Thursday, 
November 8, 2018.

Francis D. Chesley, Jr.,
Acting Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2018-24340 Filed 11-6-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4160-90-P