Updating CDC's Contraception Guidance Documents: U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the opening of a docket to obtain comment on CDC's contraception recommendations. Two guidance documents, U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (US MEC) and U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (US SPR), provide evidence-based recommendations to assist health care providers when counseling patients on contraceptive choice and use. Updates to these guidance documents typically occur every 5 years. As part of the planning process for the next update, CDC is requesting public comment on content to consider for revision or addition to the recommendations and how to improve the implementation of the guidance documents. This action is necessary to consider multiple and diverse perspectives and ensure that the documents meet the needs of U.S. health care providers and the persons they serve.
Meeting: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the following advisory committee meeting: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Meeting of the Full Committee. This meeting is open to the public. The public is welcome to obtain the link to attend this meeting by following the instructions that will be posted here prior to the meeting: https://ncvhs.hhs.gov/meetings/full-committee-meeting-8/.
Findings of Research Misconduct
Findings of research misconduct have been made against Viravuth Yin, Ph.D. (Respondent), former Associate Professor, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL). Respondent engaged in research misconduct in research supported by U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) funds, specifically National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grants P20 GM104318 and P20 GM103423. The administrative actions, including supervision for a period of two (2) years, were implemented beginning on August 2, 2021, and are detailed below.
Submission for OMB Review; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Guidance for Submitting an Annual Report to the Secretary (OMB #0970-0409)
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program: Guidance for Submitting an Annual Report to the Secretary (OMB #0970- 0409; expiration 9/30/2021). There are minor updates to the annual guidance which reflects a change in timing for the due date of the final report.