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Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations

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In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer on (404) 639-7090.

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Send comments to Seleda Perryman, CDC Assistant Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D24, Atlanta, GA 30333. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

Evaluation of the ACT (Adults and Children Together) Against Violence Community Training Program—New—National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of the ACT Against Violence Community Training Program is to make early violence prevention a central and ongoing part of a community's violence prevention efforts. The program involves a training curriculum developed by child development and violence prevention experts. The curriculum is designed to help communities: (1) Disseminate information and skills on violence prevention to adults who raise, care for, and teach young children; (2) identify and select early violence prevention programs, materials, and resources; (3) work in collaborative efforts established among community-based organizations; and (4) develop early childhood violence prevention action plans.

The purpose of the evaluation is to assess pilot implementations of the ACT Community Training Program in three communities: Monterey, CA; Randolph, NJ; and Kansas City, MO. The objectives of the evaluation are to (1) assess whether the Community Training Program is being successfully disseminated and implemented; (2) examine factors that affect successful dissemination, adoption, and implementation of the training program; (3) compare findings across the three sites; and (4) assess the involvement of the public health sector in each of the three sites.

Data collected for the evaluation will provide much-needed information on the dissemination and implementation of one of the successful strategies summarized in the Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention. The results of the evaluation will assist the Division of Violence Prevention and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control in carrying out CDC's mission of protecting the health of the United States public by providing leadership in preventing and controlling injuries through research, surveillance, implementation of programs, and communication. The evaluation will include semi-structured interviews with local and national program stakeholders (Forms 1 and 2), focus groups with a subset of ACT trainees (“facilitators”) during a site visit (Form 3), and a half-hour telephone survey with the universe of ACT trainees at 6 months with e-mail follow-ups at 2 months and 12 months (Form 4). In addition, we will follow-up with a small subset of “adult community members” reached by ACT trainees with a half-hour telephone survey (Form 5). Presented below is the estimated respondent burden for the telephone surveys, semi-structured interviews, and focus groups, respectively. There are no costs to respondents.Start Printed Page 67533

FormType of respondentNumber of respondentsNumber of reponses per respondentAverage Burden per response (in hrs.)Total burden in hours
1Local program stakeholders301130
2National program stakeholders101110
3Subset of ACT Trainees24190/6036
4Universe of ACT Trainees (professionals who work with families and children and have attended an ACT training)225330/60338
5Adult community members reached by ACT trainees30130/6015
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Dated: December 20, 2001.

Nancy E. Cheal,

Acting Associate Director for Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 01-32054 Filed 12-28-01; 8:45 am]