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Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality; 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 Infant Mortality (ACIM). Start Printed Page 61626

Dates and Times: November 29, 2005, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., November 30, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Place: Washington, DC area hotel yet to be determined.

Status: The meeting is open to the public with attendance limited to space availability.

Purpose: The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the following: Department programs that are directed at reducing infant mortality and improving the health status of pregnant women and infants; factors affecting the continuum of care with respect to maternal and child health care, including outcomes following childbirth; strategies to coordinate the variety of Federal, State, local and private programs and efforts that are designed to deal with the health and social problems impacting on infant mortality; and the implementation of the Healthy Start program and Healthy People 2010 infant mortality objectives.

Agenda: Topics that will be discussed include the following: Health Disparities in the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Population and A Life-course Perspective for Perinatal Health and Preconception Care. Substantial time will be spent in Subcommittee and full Committee discussions aimed at formulating the ACIM issues agenda. Proposed agenda items are subject to change as priorities indicate.

Time will be provided for public comments limited to five minutes each; comments are to be submitted no later than November 14, 2005.

For Further Information Contact: Anyone requiring information regarding the Committee should contact Peter C. van Dyck, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Secretary, ACIM, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Room 18-05, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170.

Individuals who are submitting public comments or who have questions regarding the meeting and location should contact Ann M. Koontz, C.N.M., Dr.P.H., HRSA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, telephone: (301) 443-6327, e-mail: ann.koontz@hrsa.hhs.gov.

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Dated: October 18, 2005.

Tina M. Cheatham,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. 05-21245 Filed 10-24-05; 8:45 am]

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