Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration and Administration for Children and Families, HHS, solicit comments by August 17, 2010 on proposed criteria for evidence of effectiveness of home visiting program models for pregnant women, expectant fathers, and primary caregivers of children birth through kindergarten entry. Final criteria for evidence of effectiveness will be included in the program announcement inviting eligible entities to apply for funding under the Affordable Care Act Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.
The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professions Shortage Areas
Pursuant to Section 5602 of the ACA, HRSA plans to establish a comprehensive methodology and criteria for Designation of MUPs and Primary Care HPSAs [under Sections 330(b)(3) and 332 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, respectively], using a Negotiated Rulemaking process. To do this, HRSA announces the establishment of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professions Shortage Areas.
Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines; Notice of Meeting
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) will hold a special meeting, to be held by teleconference. This meeting will be equivalent to an in-person meeting and will be open to the public.
Notice of Availability of Draft Policy Document for Comment
HRSA believes that community input is valuable to the development of policies and policy documents related to the implementation of HRSA programs, including the Health Center Program. Therefore, we are requesting comments on the FTCA Policy Manual referenced above. Comments will be reviewed and analyzed, and a summary and general response to comments will be published as soon as possible after the comment submission deadline.