Solicitation of Nominations for Membership To Serve on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention and Treatment, 69754-69755 [2019-27301]

Download as PDF 69754 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2019 / Notices Refer to the NACNHSC website listed above for all current and updated information concerning the CY 2020 NACNHSC meetings, including draft agendas and meeting materials that will be posted 14 calendar days before each meeting. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments. Public participants may submit written statements in advance of the scheduled meeting(s). Oral comments will be honored in the order they are requested and may be limited as time allows. Requests to submit a written statement or make oral comments to the NACNHSC should be sent to Diane Fabiyi-King via email at BHWNACNHSC@hrsa.gov at least 5 business days before the meeting date(s). Individuals who need special assistance or another reasonable accommodation should notify Diane Fabiyi-King using the contact information listed above at least 10 business days before the meeting(s) they wish to attend. 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ACTION: Request for nominations. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: HRSA is seeking nominations of qualified candidates for consideration for appointment as members of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT). CHACHSPT advises the HHS Secretary, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Dec 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 the CDC Director, and the HRSA Administrator on objectives, strategies, policies, and priorities for HIV, viral hepatitis, and STD prevention and treatment efforts. These include surveillance of HIV infection, viral hepatitis, other STDs, and related behaviors; epidemiologic, behavioral, health services, and laboratory research on HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STDs; identification of policy issues related to HIV/viral hepatitis/STD professional education, patient healthcare delivery, and prevention services; agency policies about prevention, treatment, healthcare delivery, and research and training relating to HIV, viral hepatitis and other STDs; strategic issues influencing the ability of CDC and HRSA to fulfill their missions of providing prevention and treatment services; programmatic efforts to prevent and treat HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STDs; and support to the agencies in their development of responses to emerging health needs related to HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STDs. DATES: HRSA will receive written nominations for CHACHSPT on a continuous basis. ADDRESSES: Nomination packages must be submitted via email at CHACAdvisoryComm@hrsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Email chacadvidorycomm@hrsa.gov. A copy of the CHACHSPT charter and list of the current membership may be obtained by accessing the CHACHSPT website at https://www.cdc.gov/maso/ facm/facmchachspt.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of HHS, and by delegation, the CDC Director and the HRSA Administrator, are authorized by the PHS Act to: (1) Conduct, encourage, cooperate with, and assist other appropriate public health authorities, scientific institutions, and scientists in the conduct of research, investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of physical and mental diseases, and other impairments; (2) assist states and their political subdivisions in preventing, suppressing, and treating communicable diseases and other preventable conditions and in promoting health and well-being; (3) assist public and nonprofit private entities in preventing, controlling and treating STDs, including HIV; (4) improve health and achieve health equity through access to quality services and a skilled health workforce and innovative programs; (5) support healthcare services to persons living with or at risk for HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STDs; and (6) advance the PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 education of health professionals and the public about HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STDs. CHACHSPT meets two times each calendar year, or at the discretion of the Designated Federal Officer in consultation with the CHACHSPT cochairs. Nominations: HRSA is requesting nominations for voting members to serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) on CHACHSPT. The Secretary of HHS appoints CHACHSPT members with the expertise needed to fulfill the duties of the Advisory Committee. Nominees are sought to provide a balance of diverse experiences and expertise. The Secretary of HHS or his designee shall select members of the CHACHSPT with knowledge in the fields of public health; epidemiology; laboratory practice; immunology; infectious diseases; behavioral health and science including, but not limited, to opioid use and related expertise; health education; healthcare delivery; state health programs; clinical care; preventive health; medical education; health services and clinical research; and healthcare financing. In addition, people with HIV and affected populations, as well as state and local health and education agencies, HIV/ viral hepatitis/STD community-based organizations, and the ethics or religious community are encouraged to submit nomination packages for consideration. Current federal employees will not be considered. Interested applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by another individual or organization. Individuals selected for appointment to CHACHSPT will be invited to serve for up to 4 years. Members appointed as SGEs receive a stipend and reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses incurred for attending CHACHSPT meetings and/or conducting other business on behalf of the CHACHSPT as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5703 of the Federal Travel Regulation for persons employed intermittently in government service. The following information must be included in the package of materials submitted for each individual nominated for consideration: • A letter of interest or personal statement from the nominee stating how their expertise would inform the work of CHACHSPT; • A biographical sketch of the nominee (500 words or fewer); • A copy of the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae; and • The nominee’s contact information (address, daytime telephone number, and email address). E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 69755 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2019 / Notices Nomination packages may be submitted directly by the individual seeking nomination or by the person/ organization recommending the candidate. HRSA will collect and retain nomination packages to create a pool of potential future CHACHSPT members. When a vacancy occurs, HRSA will review nomination packages and may contact nominees at that time. Nominations should be updated and resubmitted every two years for continuing consideration for CHACHSPT vacancies. Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Individuals who are selected for appointment will be required to provide detailed information regarding their financial interests and, for example, any work they do for the federal government through research grants or contracts. Disclosure of this information is required in order for HRSA ethics officials to determine whether there is a conflict between the SGE’s public duties as a member of CHACHSPT and their private interests, including an appearance of a loss of impartiality as defined by federal laws and regulations, and to identify any required remedial action needed to address the potential conflict. Authority: CHACHSPT was established under Section 222 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, [42 U.S.C. 217a], as amended. CHACHSPT is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., which sets forth requirements for the formation and use of advisory committees. Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2019–27301 Filed 12–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P Type of Collection: Revision. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OMB No.: 0990–0452. [Document Identifier: OS–0990–0452] Agency Information Collection Request. 60-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before February 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to Sherrette.Funn@hhs.gov or by calling (202) 795–7714. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier 0990–0452– 60D, and project title for reference, to Sherrette Funn, the Reports Clearance Officer, Sherrette.funn@hhs.gov, or call 202–795–7714. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (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. Title of the Collection: Federal Evaluation of Making Proud Choices! (MPC!). SUMMARY: Abstract: The Office of Population Affairs (OPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting an extension with revision of a currently approved information collection (OMB No: 0990–0452). The purpose of the revision is to complete the nine-month follow-up data collection for the Federal Evaluation of Making Proud Choices! (MPC). The evaluation is being conducted in 15 schools across four school districts nationwide and will provide information about program design, implementation, and impacts through a rigorous assessment of a highly popular teen pregnancy prevention curriculum—MPC. Clearance is requested for three years. This revision is necessary to complete the 9-month post-baseline follow up data collection after enrolling a fourth and final cohort into the study. The follow-up survey data will be used to determine program effectiveness by comparing sexual behavior outcomes, such as postponing sexual activity, and reducing or preventing sexual risk behaviors and STDs and intermediate outcomes, such as improving exposure, knowledge and attitudes between treatment (program) and control youth. The findings from these analyses of program impacts will be of interest to the general public, to policymakers, and to schools and other organizations interested in supporting a comprehensive approach to teen pregnancy prevention. The revision request also updates the burden by removing the second (15 months post baseline) survey from the data collection. Type of Respondent: The follow-up survey will be administered to study participants, who will primarily be in 10th–12th grade at the time of the follow-up survey. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOUR TABLE Number of respondents Number of responses per respondents Average burden per response Forms (if necessary) Respondents (if necessary) Follow up survey (9-months post baseline) ...................... students ............ 200 1 30/60 100 Total ........................................................................... ........................... ........................ 1 ........................ 100 Terry Clark, Office of the Secretary, Asst. Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–27376 Filed 12–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–43–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Dec 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Total burden hours

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Solicitation of Nominations for Membership To Serve on the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Health Resources and 
Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral 
Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention and 
Treatment

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

ACTION: Request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: HRSA is seeking nominations of qualified candidates for 
consideration for appointment as members of the CDC/HRSA Advisory 
Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment 
(CHACHSPT). CHACHSPT advises the HHS Secretary, the CDC Director, and 
the HRSA Administrator on objectives, strategies, policies, and 
priorities for HIV, viral hepatitis, and STD prevention and treatment 
efforts. These include surveillance of HIV infection, viral hepatitis, 
other STDs, and related behaviors; epidemiologic, behavioral, health 
services, and laboratory research on HIV, viral hepatitis, and other 
STDs; identification of policy issues related to HIV/viral hepatitis/
STD professional education, patient healthcare delivery, and prevention 
services; agency policies about prevention, treatment, healthcare 
delivery, and research and training relating to HIV, viral hepatitis 
and other STDs; strategic issues influencing the ability of CDC and 
HRSA to fulfill their missions of providing prevention and treatment 
services; programmatic efforts to prevent and treat HIV, viral 
hepatitis, and other STDs; and support to the agencies in their 
development of responses to emerging health needs related to HIV, viral 
hepatitis, and other STDs.

DATES: HRSA will receive written nominations for CHACHSPT on a 
continuous basis.

ADDRESSES: Nomination packages must be submitted via email at 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Email [email protected]. A 
copy of the CHACHSPT charter and list of the current membership may be 
obtained by accessing the CHACHSPT website at https://www.cdc.gov/maso/facm/facmchachspt.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of HHS, and by delegation, the 
CDC Director and the HRSA Administrator, are authorized by the PHS Act 
to: (1) Conduct, encourage, cooperate with, and assist other 
appropriate public health authorities, scientific institutions, and 
scientists in the conduct of research, investigations, experiments, 
demonstrations, and studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, 
treatment, control, and prevention of physical and mental diseases, and 
other impairments; (2) assist states and their political subdivisions 
in preventing, suppressing, and treating communicable diseases and 
other preventable conditions and in promoting health and well-being; 
(3) assist public and non-profit private entities in preventing, 
controlling and treating STDs, including HIV; (4) improve health and 
achieve health equity through access to quality services and a skilled 
health workforce and innovative programs; (5) support healthcare 
services to persons living with or at risk for HIV, viral hepatitis, 
and other STDs; and (6) advance the education of health professionals 
and the public about HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STDs.
    CHACHSPT meets two times each calendar year, or at the discretion 
of the Designated Federal Officer in consultation with the CHACHSPT co-
chairs.
    Nominations: HRSA is requesting nominations for voting members to 
serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) on CHACHSPT. The Secretary 
of HHS appoints CHACHSPT members with the expertise needed to fulfill 
the duties of the Advisory Committee. Nominees are sought to provide a 
balance of diverse experiences and expertise. The Secretary of HHS or 
his designee shall select members of the CHACHSPT with knowledge in the 
fields of public health; epidemiology; laboratory practice; immunology; 
infectious diseases; behavioral health and science including, but not 
limited, to opioid use and related expertise; health education; 
healthcare delivery; state health programs; clinical care; preventive 
health; medical education; health services and clinical research; and 
healthcare financing. In addition, people with HIV and affected 
populations, as well as state and local health and education agencies, 
HIV/viral hepatitis/STD community-based organizations, and the ethics 
or religious community are encouraged to submit nomination packages for 
consideration. Current federal employees will not be considered. 
Interested applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by another 
individual or organization.
    Individuals selected for appointment to CHACHSPT will be invited to 
serve for up to 4 years. Members appointed as SGEs receive a stipend 
and reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses incurred for 
attending CHACHSPT meetings and/or conducting other business on behalf 
of the CHACHSPT as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5703 of the Federal Travel 
Regulation for persons employed intermittently in government service.
    The following information must be included in the package of 
materials submitted for each individual nominated for consideration:
     A letter of interest or personal statement from the 
nominee stating how their expertise would inform the work of CHACHSPT;
     A biographical sketch of the nominee (500 words or fewer);
     A copy of the nominee's resume or curriculum vitae; and
     The nominee's contact information (address, daytime 
telephone number, and email address).

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    Nomination packages may be submitted directly by the individual 
seeking nomination or by the person/organization recommending the 
candidate. HRSA will collect and retain nomination packages to create a 
pool of potential future CHACHSPT members. When a vacancy occurs, HRSA 
will review nomination packages and may contact nominees at that time. 
Nominations should be updated and resubmitted every two years for 
continuing consideration for CHACHSPT vacancies.
    Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of 
age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or cultural, religious, or 
socioeconomic status.
    Individuals who are selected for appointment will be required to 
provide detailed information regarding their financial interests and, 
for example, any work they do for the federal government through 
research grants or contracts. Disclosure of this information is 
required in order for HRSA ethics officials to determine whether there 
is a conflict between the SGE's public duties as a member of CHACHSPT 
and their private interests, including an appearance of a loss of 
impartiality as defined by federal laws and regulations, and to 
identify any required remedial action needed to address the potential 
conflict.

    Authority:  CHACHSPT was established under Section 222 of the 
Public Health Service (PHS) Act, [42 U.S.C. 217a], as amended. 
CHACHSPT is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., which sets forth 
requirements for the formation and use of advisory committees.

Maria G. Button,
Director, Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2019-27301 Filed 12-18-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P