Request for Information: Family Caregiving Advisory Council, 67271-67272 [2019-26438]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 236 / Monday, December 9, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES number or Social Security number of any individual you believe has experienced abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. We will immediately delete and not review any submission that includes personally identifiable information. Through this Request for Information (RFI), ACL is seeking the following: • Information, resources, programs and/or best practices you are aware of to help grandparents, other relatives, kinship caregivers and the children they care for: Æ Meet the mental/physical health, educational or nutritional needs of those for whom they provide care. Æ Address other pressing concerns such as legal assistance, financial support and affordable housing associated with this population of caregivers and care recipients. Æ Meet the needs of grandparents, older relatives, kinship caregivers and/ or children impacted by the opioid epidemic or related concerns (e.g., fetal alcohol syndrome, chemical exposures, etc.). Æ Meet the needs of Native American tribes. • Information, resources, programs and/or best practices to help grandparents, older relatives and kinship caregivers maintain their own physical and mental health, and emotional and financial wellbeing. • Information on gaps and unmet needs that exist with respect to meeting the service and support needs of: Æ Grandparents raising and/or supporting grandchildren. Æ Other older relative or kinship caregivers. Æ Children (under the age of 18) in the care of a grandparent and/or older relative. • Other recommendations to support grandparents, other relatives or kinship caregivers caring for children. • Additional Federal legislative authority needed to better support and serve grandparents and older relatives raising children. How the Information Will Be Used ACL and the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren are preparing and planning for the Council’s future activities, including preparation of an initial Report to Congress as required by the Act. Through this RFI, ACL seeks to gather information from a broad range of public and private stakeholders and entities, Tribal organizations, and individuals and families impacted by the opioid crisis. The information gathered will be synthesized into a report to be submitted to the appropriate VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Dec 06, 2019 Jkt 250001 67271 Congressional committees, state agencies responsible for carrying out family caregiver support programs; and the public in an online and accessible format. the opioid crisis and the needs of members of Native American tribes. Background The ‘‘Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act’’ (SGRG) became law in 2018. It establishes an Advisory Council to identify, promote, coordinate, and disseminate to the public information, resources, the best practices available to help grandparents and other older relatives meet the health, educational, nutritional, and other needs of the children in their care, maintain their own physical and mental health and emotional well-being. In doing so, the Council is to consider the needs of those affected by the opioid crisis and the needs of members of Native American tribes. The Secretary has assigned responsibility for implementing the Advisory Council to the Administration for Community Living (ACL). ACL has been at the forefront of efforts to support grandparents and other older relatives raising children better meet the health, educational, nutritional and other needs of the children in their care as well as for the maintenance of their own physical and emotional health, and to consider the needs of those affected by the opioid crisis and the needs of members of Native American tribes. In addition to the Secretary, the Act provides for inclusion as Council members the Secretary of Education, the Administrator of the Administration for Community Living, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, the Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families, a grandparent raising a grandchild, an older relative caregiver of children, as appropriate, the head of other Federal departments, or agencies, identified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services as having responsibilities, or administering programs, relating to current issues affecting grandparents or other older relatives raising children. The Advisory Council is a federal entity charged with identifying, promoting, coordinating, and disseminating to the public information, resources, and the best practices available to help grandparents and other older relatives meet the health, educational, nutritional, and other needs of the children in their care, maintain their own physical and mental health and emotional well-being, and consider the needs of those affected by Submission Due Date To be assured consideration, all responses to this RFI must be received by 5:00 p.m., EST on Friday, January 31, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 How To Submit a Response to This RFI Comments should be submitted here. For Further Information If you have questions about this request, please email them to SGRG.Act@acl.hhs.gov. This is a resource mailbox established to receive public input for the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, and should not be used to request information beyond the scope of this public input opportunity. Dated: December 2, 2019. Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging. [FR Doc. 2019–26437 Filed 12–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4154–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Request for Information: Family Caregiving Advisory Council Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administrator of the Administration for Community Living and the Family Caregiving Advisory Council seek information to be used in the development of the Initial Report, the Family Caregiving Strategy and public listening sessions being planned for 2020. DATES: Information must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., ESTastern, February 7, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments on the request for information must be submitted online at: https://acl.gov/form/publicinput-raise. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is requesting information to: (1) Assist the Family Caregiving Advisory Council (FCAC) in the formulation of goals, objectives and recommendations in support of the development of the Initial Report and the Family Caregiving Strategy (the Strategy); and (2) inform the convening of public listening sessions. The Recognize, Assist, Inform, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 67272 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 236 / Monday, December 9, 2019 / Notices Caregivers Act of 2017 requires that the Secretary (of HHS) establish a process for public input to inform the development and updating of the Strategy, including a process to submit recommendations to the FCAC and provide public input on the same. Family caregiving crosses racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural boundaries. It affects those in rural and urban settings and can span generations in a single household. A robust national strategy to support America’s caregivers must take into consideration not only caregivers of older adults, but also those facing long-term care and respite care needs for those of any age resulting from any serious illnesses, conditions or disabilities. The strategy should also address the needs and considerations of caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Public Input Through this RFI, ACL is seeking input from individuals and organizations that capture the breadth of the family caregiving experience. Specifically, we would like to learn from you based on your experience about challenges faced by family caregivers. In this regard, please keep in mind the following: • All submissions will be considered and reviewed by the Family Caregiving Advisory Council. • The Council seeks recommendations and actions to optimize solutions for family caregivers for inclusion in the National Strategy. (We may not be able to include all recommendations.) • If you have multiple needs, concerns and/or recommendations, you may make multiple submissions. • A pressing family caregiving need or concern is something you feel requires consideration for inclusion in the Strategy. • A recommendation proposes a solution to the identified need/concern. • A challenge is a categorization of the recommendation that may be, but not limited to: General, access, finance, health, and other. To the extent possible, please categorize your recommendation as follows: Greater adoption of person/family-centered care; assessment; service planning and/ or delivery; care transitions/ coordination; information, education, referral, training and advance planning; respite options; financial security; workplace issues; and/or other. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Dec 06, 2019 Jkt 250001 Submission Questions 1. A pressing family caregiving need/ concern I would like to see addressed is: 2. I would like to offer this specific recommendation to address my need/ concern: The recommendation addresses needed actions that pertain to: Please Note: This RFI is being issued for information and planning purposes only. It should not be construed as a solicitation or an obligation on the part of the federal government or the Administration for Community Living (ACL). ACL does not intend to issue any grant or contract awards based on responses to this invitation, or to otherwise pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the government’s use of such information. ACL is not authorized to receive personally identifiable information (PII) through this RFI other than the contact information of the person submitting the information. Please do not include any PII in your submission. For example,F do not include names, addresses, phone or Social Security numbers of any individuals. We will immediately delete and not review responses that contain PII. How the Information Will Be Used ACL and the FCAC are planning for the Council’s future activities, including the preparation of an Initial Report and the Family Caregiving Strategy. Additionally, ACL is developing a series of public listening sessions starting in calendar year 2020 as a way to engage with members of the public, families and family caregivers, stakeholders and other individuals and entities with an interest in understanding and supporting the multi-faceted needs of family caregivers across the age and disability spectrum. The information gathered through this RFI will be used to inform each of these activities and seek feedback from the public where/ when appropriate. Background The RAISE Family Caregivers Act was signed into law on January 22, 2018. The RAISE Act requires the Secretary of HHS to promote improvement of the Federal, State, and community systems that support family caregivers. The two primary objectives of the RAISE Act are to: 1. Establish a national Family Caregiving Strategy with recommendations for ensuring personand family-centered care, assessment and service planning, information on accessing hospice and palliative care, respite options, financial security and workplace issues, and delivering services in an effective and efficient manner; and 2. Establish a Family Caregiving Advisory Council of Federal and nonFederal representatives to provide PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recommendations and identify best practices to recognize and support family caregivers. Public input is a key expectation of the RAISE Act. This RFI is the first opportunity for ACL to ensure that the activities and products of the FCAC are inclusive of and responsive to, the needs and expectations of a range of stakeholders with an interest in supporting family caregivers. How To Submit a Response to This RFI Comments should be submitted online at: https://acl.gov/form/publicinput-raise. Submission Due Date To be assured consideration, all responses to this RFI must be received by 5:00 p.m., EST on February 7, 2020. For Further Information If you have questions about this request, please email them to RAISEAct@acl.hhs.gov. This is a resource mailbox established to receive public input for the RAISE Act, and should not be used to request information beyond the scope of this public input opportunity. Dated: December 2, 2019. Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging. [FR Doc. 2019–26438 Filed 12–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4154–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2019–D–1650] Magnetic Resonance Coil— Performance Criteria for Safety and Performance Based Pathway; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of availability. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 236 (Monday, December 9, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67271-67272]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26438]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Community Living


Request for Information: Family Caregiving Advisory Council

AGENCY: Administration for Community Living, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Administrator of the Administration for Community Living 
and the Family Caregiving Advisory Council seek information to be used 
in the development of the Initial Report, the Family Caregiving 
Strategy and public listening sessions being planned for 2020.

DATES: Information must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., ESTastern, February 
7, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the request for information must be submitted 
online at: https://acl.gov/form/public-input-raise.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Administration for Community Living 
(ACL) is requesting information to: (1) Assist the Family Caregiving 
Advisory Council (FCAC) in the formulation of goals, objectives and 
recommendations in support of the development of the Initial Report and 
the Family Caregiving Strategy (the Strategy); and (2) inform the 
convening of public listening sessions. The Recognize, Assist, Inform, 
Support and Engage (RAISE) Family

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Caregivers Act of 2017 requires that the Secretary (of HHS) establish a 
process for public input to inform the development and updating of the 
Strategy, including a process to submit recommendations to the FCAC and 
provide public input on the same.
    Family caregiving crosses racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and 
cultural boundaries. It affects those in rural and urban settings and 
can span generations in a single household. A robust national strategy 
to support America's caregivers must take into consideration not only 
caregivers of older adults, but also those facing long-term care and 
respite care needs for those of any age resulting from any serious 
illnesses, conditions or disabilities. The strategy should also address 
the needs and considerations of caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's 
disease or a related dementia and people with intellectual or 
developmental disabilities.

Public Input

    Through this RFI, ACL is seeking input from individuals and 
organizations that capture the breadth of the family caregiving 
experience. Specifically, we would like to learn from you based on your 
experience about challenges faced by family caregivers. In this regard, 
please keep in mind the following:
     All submissions will be considered and reviewed by the 
Family Caregiving Advisory Council.
     The Council seeks recommendations and actions to optimize 
solutions for family caregivers for inclusion in the National Strategy. 
(We may not be able to include all recommendations.)
     If you have multiple needs, concerns and/or 
recommendations, you may make multiple submissions.
     A pressing family caregiving need or concern is something 
you feel requires consideration for inclusion in the Strategy.
     A recommendation proposes a solution to the identified 
need/concern.
     A challenge is a categorization of the recommendation that 
may be, but not limited to: General, access, finance, health, and 
other. To the extent possible, please categorize your recommendation as 
follows: Greater adoption of person/family-centered care; assessment; 
service planning and/or delivery; care transitions/coordination; 
information, education, referral, training and advance planning; 
respite options; financial security; workplace issues; and/or other.

Submission Questions

    1. A pressing family caregiving need/concern I would like to see 
addressed is:
    2. I would like to offer this specific recommendation to address my 
need/concern: The recommendation addresses needed actions that pertain 
to:

    Please Note: This RFI is being issued for information and 
planning purposes only. It should not be construed as a solicitation 
or an obligation on the part of the federal government or the 
Administration for Community Living (ACL). ACL does not intend to 
issue any grant or contract awards based on responses to this 
invitation, or to otherwise pay for the preparation of any 
information submitted or for the government's use of such 
information. ACL is not authorized to receive personally 
identifiable information (PII) through this RFI other than the 
contact information of the person submitting the information. Please 
do not include any PII in your submission. For example,F do not 
include names, addresses, phone or Social Security numbers of any 
individuals. We will immediately delete and not review responses 
that contain PII.

How the Information Will Be Used

    ACL and the FCAC are planning for the Council's future activities, 
including the preparation of an Initial Report and the Family 
Caregiving Strategy. Additionally, ACL is developing a series of public 
listening sessions starting in calendar year 2020 as a way to engage 
with members of the public, families and family caregivers, 
stakeholders and other individuals and entities with an interest in 
understanding and supporting the multi-faceted needs of family 
caregivers across the age and disability spectrum. The information 
gathered through this RFI will be used to inform each of these 
activities and seek feedback from the public where/when appropriate.

Background

    The RAISE Family Caregivers Act was signed into law on January 22, 
2018. The RAISE Act requires the Secretary of HHS to promote 
improvement of the Federal, State, and community systems that support 
family caregivers. The two primary objectives of the RAISE Act are to:
    1. Establish a national Family Caregiving Strategy with 
recommendations for ensuring person- and family-centered care, 
assessment and service planning, information on accessing hospice and 
palliative care, respite options, financial security and workplace 
issues, and delivering services in an effective and efficient manner; 
and
    2. Establish a Family Caregiving Advisory Council of Federal and 
non-Federal representatives to provide recommendations and identify 
best practices to recognize and support family caregivers.
    Public input is a key expectation of the RAISE Act. This RFI is the 
first opportunity for ACL to ensure that the activities and products of 
the FCAC are inclusive of and responsive to, the needs and expectations 
of a range of stakeholders with an interest in supporting family 
caregivers.

How To Submit a Response to This RFI

    Comments should be submitted online at: https://acl.gov/form/public-input-raise.

Submission Due Date

    To be assured consideration, all responses to this RFI must be 
received by 5:00 p.m., EST on February 7, 2020.

For Further Information

    If you have questions about this request, please email them to 
[email protected]. This is a resource mailbox established to receive 
public input for the RAISE Act, and should not be used to request 
information beyond the scope of this public input opportunity.

    Dated: December 2, 2019.
Lance Robertson,
Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging.
[FR Doc. 2019-26438 Filed 12-6-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4154-01-P