Agency Father Generic Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request, 51673 [2021-19975]

Download as PDF 51673 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 177 / Thursday, September 16, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier OS–0990–xxxx] Agency Father Generic Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. 60-Day notice of public information collections. 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 November 15, 2021. SUMMARY: 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–New– 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 ADDRESSES: (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Title of the Collection: Evaluation of the National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI). Type of Collection: (New) Father Generic. OMB No.: 0990–NEW—OS/Office of Minority Health (OMH). Abstract: As part of the federal response to COVID–19, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has funded a new initiative involving two cooperative agreements with the American Heart Association (AHA) to improve COVID– 19-related health outcomes by addressing hypertension (high blood pressure) among racial and ethnic minority populations. The $32 million project from the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care will support the implementation of the National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI), a national initiative to improve blood pressure control among the most at-risk populations, including racial and ethnic minorities. The NHCI will support 350 participating HRSA-funded health centers by providing patient and provider education and training for effective hypertension control as well as integration of remote blood pressure monitoring technology into the treatment of hypertension for patients served by participating health centers. The project will also utilize the American Heart Association’s targeted media campaigns and existing partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) to help reach Black, Latino, and other impacted communities with (i) culturally and linguistically appropriate messages, (ii) access to blood pressure screenings, and (iii) connection to health centers to encourage proper treatment and management of hypertension of screened individuals. This initiative serves to increase the number of adult patients with controlled hypertension and reduce the potential risk of COVIDrelated health outcomes. AHA aims to conduct an evaluation to assess the feasibility of the implementation of each of the three NHCI strategies. The findings of this evaluation will inform the improvement and tailoring of AHA’s communication approaches about the importance of and techniques for improving blood pressure control, including the benefits of accurately measuring, rapidly acting, and having a patient-focused approach to blood pressure control. Methodology The evaluation of the NHCI project will use a mixed methods design, integrating both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses. Three main goals of data collection will be to: (1) Track and monitor systems change implementation process information from Community Health Centers (CHCs) on a quarterly basis, (2) assess the capacity of NHCI partners to implement the NHCI project, their needs, the strengths and weaknesses of the systems change approach, and the feasibility of the implementation of the NHCI in their organizations and communities, and (3) assess the reach and success of NHCI project strategies implemented by partners. ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOUR TABLE Respondents (if necessary) Number of respondents Number of responses per respondents Average burden per response Total burden hours Community and Social Service Occupations (CBO quarterly data entry into MERD) ..................... Consumers (ETS health lesson learning questionnaires) ................................................................ Health care professionals (quarterly data entry in MERD) ............................................................... Health care professionals (annual focus group) ............................................................................... Community and Social Service Occupations (annual focus group) ................................................. 53 63,600 350 16 16 4 1 4 1 1 30/60 10/60 1.5 1.5 1.5 106 10,600 2100 24 24 Total ........................................................................................................................................... 64,035 ........................ ........................ 12,854 Sherrette A. Funn, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–19975 Filed 9–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–29–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

[Document Identifier OS-0990-xxxx]


Agency Father Generic Information Collection Request; 60-Day 
Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION: 60-Day notice of public information collections.

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SUMMARY: 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 November 15, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to [email protected] or by calling 
(202) 795-7714.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the document identifier 0990-New-60D, and 
project title for reference, to Sherrette Funn, the Reports Clearance 
Officer, [email protected], 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: Evaluation of the National Hypertension 
Control Initiative (NHCI).
    Type of Collection: (New) Father Generic.
    OMB No.: 0990-NEW--OS/Office of Minority Health (OMH).
    Abstract: As part of the federal response to COVID-19, the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has funded a new 
initiative involving two cooperative agreements with the American Heart 
Association (AHA) to improve COVID-19-related health outcomes by 
addressing hypertension (high blood pressure) among racial and ethnic 
minority populations. The $32 million project from the HHS Office of 
Minority Health (OMH) and the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care will support the 
implementation of the National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI), 
a national initiative to improve blood pressure control among the most 
at-risk populations, including racial and ethnic minorities.
    The NHCI will support 350 participating HRSA-funded health centers 
by providing patient and provider education and training for effective 
hypertension control as well as integration of remote blood pressure 
monitoring technology into the treatment of hypertension for patients 
served by participating health centers. The project will also utilize 
the American Heart Association's targeted media campaigns and existing 
partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) to help reach 
Black, Latino, and other impacted communities with (i) culturally and 
linguistically appropriate messages, (ii) access to blood pressure 
screenings, and (iii) connection to health centers to encourage proper 
treatment and management of hypertension of screened individuals. This 
initiative serves to increase the number of adult patients with 
controlled hypertension and reduce the potential risk of COVID-related 
health outcomes.
    AHA aims to conduct an evaluation to assess the feasibility of the 
implementation of each of the three NHCI strategies. The findings of 
this evaluation will inform the improvement and tailoring of AHA's 
communication approaches about the importance of and techniques for 
improving blood pressure control, including the benefits of accurately 
measuring, rapidly acting, and having a patient-focused approach to 
blood pressure control.

Methodology

    The evaluation of the NHCI project will use a mixed methods design, 
integrating both quantitative and qualitative data collection and 
analyses. Three main goals of data collection will be to: (1) Track and 
monitor systems change implementation process information from 
Community Health Centers (CHCs) on a quarterly basis, (2) assess the 
capacity of NHCI partners to implement the NHCI project, their needs, 
the strengths and weaknesses of the systems change approach, and the 
feasibility of the implementation of the NHCI in their organizations 
and communities, and (3) assess the reach and success of NHCI project 
strategies implemented by partners.

                                          Annualized Burden Hour Table
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                                                                     Number of        Average
           Respondents  (if necessary)               Number of     responses per    burden per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondents      response          hours
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Community and Social Service Occupations (CBO                 53               4           30/60             106
 quarterly data entry into MERD)................
Consumers (ETS health lesson learning                     63,600               1           10/60          10,600
 questionnaires)................................
Health care professionals (quarterly data entry              350               4             1.5            2100
 in MERD).......................................
Health care professionals (annual focus group)..              16               1             1.5              24
Community and Social Service Occupations (annual              16               1             1.5              24
 focus group)...................................
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    Total.......................................          64,035  ..............  ..............          12,854
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Sherrette A. Funn,
Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer, Office of the 
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-19975 Filed 9-15-21; 8:45 am]
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