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Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages; Notice of Meeting

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In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting.

Name: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages.

Dates and Times:

October 26, 2003, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

October 27, 2003, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

October 28, 2003, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Place: The Washington Terrace Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20005.

Status: The meeting will be open to the public.

Agenda: Agenda items will include, but not be limited to: Welcome; plenary session on cultural competency and diversity for the grant programs under the purview of the Committee with presentations by speakers representing the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), constituent groups, field experts and committee members. Meeting content will focus on how cultural competency and diversity relate to health status outcomes. The following topics will be addressed at the meeting: What are the Title VII grant programs doing in the areas of cultural competency and diversity and under what authority, if any? Why should there be a culturally competent and diverse workforce? and What are the policy issues Start Printed Page 57471and possible recommendations relevant to these programs?

Proposed agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Public Comments: Public comment will be permitted before lunch and at the end of the Committee meeting on October 27, 2003. Oral presentations will be limited to 5 minutes per public speaker. Persons interested in providing an oral presentation should submit a written request, with a copy of their presentation to: Jennifer Donovan, Deputy Executive Secretary, Division of State, Community and Public Health, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 9-105, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone (301) 443-8044.

Requests should contain the name, address, telephone number, and any business or professional affiliation of the person desiring to make an oral presentation. Groups having similar interests are requested to combine their comments and present them through a single representative. The Division of State, Community and Public Health will notify each presenter by mail or telephone of their assigned presentation time.

Persons who do not file a request in advance for a presentation, but wish to make an oral statement may register to do so at the Washington Terrace Hotel, Washington, DC on October 27, 2003. These persons will be allocated time as the Committee meeting agenda permits.

For Further Information Contact: Anyone requiring information regarding the Committee should contact Jennifer Donovan, Division of State, Community and Public Health, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 9-105, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone (301) 443-8044.

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Dated: September 29, 2003.

Jane M. Harrison,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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