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Surveys of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial (STLT) Governmental Health Agencies—New—Office of the Director, Office for State, Tribal Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)-(proposed), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Background and Brief Description
CDC's mission includes addressing the leading causes of disease, injury, and disability in the United States, including a focus on tobacco control; improving nutrition, physical activity, and food safety; reducing healthcare-associated infections; preventing motor vehicle injuries; preventing teen pregnancy; and preventing HIV. CDC's priorities for approaching improvements to public health include—strengthening surveillance, epidemiology, and laboratory science; better supporting efforts in states and communities; and pursuing policies that have an impact. As such, CDC's relationship with State, local, tribal and territorial (STLT) governmental health officials is key to its emergency preparedness, health promotion and disease prevention responsibilities.
CDC is requesting a three-year approval for a generic clearance to assess information related to a myriad of public health issues that affect STLT health agencies. Information will be used to assess situational awareness of current public health emergencies, make decisions that will affect planning, response and recovery activities of subsequent emergencies, and fill gaps in knowledge that will strengthen surveillance, epidemiology, and laboratory science; better supporting efforts in states and communities. CDC will conduct short surveys, across a range of public health topics, using standard questionnaire administration approaches (e.g., phone, web, e-mail, and paper, in person).
CDC estimates that it will conduct up to 50 of queries with State, territorial or tribal health officials, 12 queries with county health officials, and 4 of queries with municipal health officials each year. Ninety percent of queries will be web-based, with remaining in-person or paper-based surveys. The total annualized burden hours of 40,980 is based on the following estimates.Start Printed Page 65354
|Type of respondent||Number of respondents||Number of responses per respondent||Average burden per respondent (in hours)||Total burden hours|
|State, Territorial, or Tribal Health Officials||50||50||1||2,500|
|County Health Officials||1,600||12||2||38,400|
|Municipal/City Health Officials||20||4||1||80|
Dated: October 15, 2010.
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2010-26577 Filed 10-21-10; 8:45 am]
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