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Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health

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Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Minority Health.




As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH) will hold a meeting. This meeting is open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public attendance and comment. Any individual who wishes to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should e-mail


The meeting will be held on January 8, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001. The meeting is accessible from the Metro Center Station (Take the 11th Street exit for entrance into the Grand Hyatt).

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Ms. Monica A. Farrar, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Phone: 240-453-2882, Fax: 240-453-2883.

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In accordance with Public Law 105-392, the ACMH was established to provide advice to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health in improving the health of each racial and ethnic minority group and on the development of goals and specific program activities of the Office of Minority Health.

Topics to be discussed during this meeting will include strategies to improve Native American Health (including “indigenous” peoples of the U.S. and the Pacific Islands), Information Technology's Role in Health Care, and Educational Outreach and Health Promotion in improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations, as well as other related issues.

Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the designated contact person at least five business days prior to the meeting. Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Public comments will be limited to five minutes per speaker. Individuals who would like to submit written statements should mail or fax their comments ot the Office of Minority Health at least two business days prior to the meeting. Any members of the public who wish to have printed material distributed to ACMH committee members should submit their materials to the Executive Secretary, ACMH, prior to close of business January 3, 2006.

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Dated: November 22, 2005.

Garth N. Graham,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Executive Secretary, ACMH.

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[FR Doc. 05-23650 Filed 12-5-05; 8:45 am]