Administration on Developmental Disabilities; Family Support Initiative 2005
Objectives: To provide funds to States to create or expand statewide systems change for Family Support. To allow for the award of competitive grants to conduct training, technical assistance, and other activities designed to address the problems that impede the self-sufficiency of individuals with developmental disabilities and families of children with developmental disabilities. This program announcement will provide funds for the development phase of the Family Support Initiative. This is the last program announcement related to statewide systems change begun in 1999. This is not a funding opportunity related to Family Support 360. Eligible States and territorial entities under this announcement are: Alabama, Iowa, California and Puerto Rico. States and territories not listed above are not eligible to apply. I. Funding Opportunity Description
Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau; Consortium for Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN)
The purpose of these grants is to support a fourth implementation phase of the Consortium for Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect, which is conducting and coordinating prospective studies of young children who are at risk or who have already experienced maltreatment. These studies are expected to contribute to the knowledge of the etiology and consequences of child maltreatment, and provide new insights into the prevention, identification and treatment of maltreatment.
Revised Privacy Act System of Records
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is publishing a notice of a revised system of records, 09-90-0024, ``Unified Financial Management System, HHS/OS'' which was published in the Federal Register on September 7, 1999. The revised notice changes the system name from ``09-90-0024, Financial Transactions of HHS Accounting and Finance Offices'' to ``09-90-0024, Unified Financial Management System'' to meet the needs of the newly-established Unified Financial Management System (UFMS), and update Agency information.
Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Safe Harbor for Federally Qualified Health Centers Under the Anti-Kickback Statute
In accordance with section 431 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), Public Law 108- 173, this proposed rule would establish regulatory standards for the new safe harbor under the Federal anti-kickback statute for certain goods, items, services, donations, and loans provided by individuals and entities to certain health centers funded under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. Under this proposed safe harbor, the goods, items, services, donations, or loans must contribute to the health center's ability to maintain or increase the availability, or enhance the quality, of services available to a medically underserved population.
Surveillance of HIV/AIDS Related Events Among Persons Not Receiving Care
HIV/AIDS surveillance data have been used for describing the epidemic, planning prevention and treatment activities, developing treatment guidelines, advocating for resources, and allocating and prioritizing available resources within communities. The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) uses HIV/AIDS surveillance data from states to estimate severity of need to allocate nearly two billion in funding for HIV-related ambulatory care and support services available annually through the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. A committee from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently reviewed, at the request of Congress, the status of HIV/AIDS surveillance. In the resulting report, three populations of interest were outlined; Persons infected with HIV, who do not have a diagnosis of HIV and are not receiving care. Persons infected with HIV, who have a diagnosis of HIV but are not receiving care. Persons infected with HIV, who have a diagnosis of HIV and are receiving care. Understanding how many and which persons in a community have a diagnosis of HIV but are not receiving care is critically important for estimating the community's resource needs. Of the estimated 850,000- 950,000 HIV-infected persons in the United States, an estimated 75 percent know they are infected. Of these, an estimated 50 percent do not have evidence of having received any medical care for their HIV infection. One of the goals of CDC's Advancing HIV Prevention initiative is to provide HIV testing outside of traditional medical settings, and to increase linkage to HIV care for those whose HIV test results are positive. Because of treatment advances, more people with HIV infection are living longer and healthier lives. Persons who know they are infected can benefit from prophylaxis for opportunistic infections, monitoring of their immune status, and, when recommended, treatment with antiretroviral drugs. Additionally, new HIV therapies may reduce the degree of infectiousness by lowering viral load and thereby reducing HIV transmission. Therefore, to determine the extent of medical services and resources that will be needed for persons who are infected with HIV, but who have not received medical care, it is critically important to quantify and describe the number in this population. In addition, determining factors related to not receiving care will be important in designing effective interventions for linking persons to care. A supplemental surveillance system designed to produce population- based estimates of persons who have a diagnosis of HIV and are receiving care has been developed. Federal awards were made to 26 health departments to collect clinical and behavioral data among persons who have a diagnosis of HIV and are receiving care. Supplemental surveillance systems that collect data about those persons infected with HIV who are and are not receiving care will provide critically needed information on the quality of care and severity of need for care; barriers to receiving care; prevention; and support services at the local level. This information will assist local planning groups (i.e., community planning groups and local planning councils) in determining local allocation of CDC and Ryan White CARE Act funds. Additionally, this type of supplemental surveillance data will provide a means of evaluating new prevention initiatives (e.g., Advancing HIV Prevention) that focus on the provision of prevention services and linkage to care for persons living with HIV (PLWHA) infection. I. Funding Opportunity Description
National Toxicology Program (NTP); Liaison and Scientific Review Office (LSRO); NTP Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting Rescheduled
Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors. Please be advised that the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors meeting originally scheduled for June 23, 2005, as published in the Federal Register (Vol. 80, No. 93 pp. 25830-25831) on May 16, 2005 is postponed to August 18, 2005. The tentative agenda published in the May 16 notice and the guidelines for submitting public comments or making an oral presentation at the meeting still apply. Any updates to the agenda or additional information and background materials will be posted on the NTP Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ select ``Advisory Boards and Committees'') and provided upon request from the NTP (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below).