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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).

Dates and Times: January 23, 2008, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. January 24, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Place: Westin Washington, DC City Center, 1400 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. (202) 429-1700.

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 of Health and Human Services' programs that focus on reducing infant mortality and improving the health status of pregnant women and infants; and factors affecting the continuum of care with respect to maternal and child health care. It includes 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: HRSA Update, MCHB Update, Healthy Start National Evaluation Update, presentations from a rural Healthy Start project and an urban Healthy Start project, related causes of infant mortality including accidents in the post-neonatal period, and pre-conceptional care. 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 January 2, 2008.

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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 David S. de la Cruz, Ph.D., M.P.H., HRSA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, telephone: (301) 443-6332, e-mail:

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Dated: December 27, 2007.

Alexandra Huttinger,

Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. E7-25602 Filed 1-3-08; 8:45 am]