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Title: Evaluation of Pregnancy Prevention Approaches and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation.

OMB No.: 0970-0360.

Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH), 13.5. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are proposing a data collection activity to be undettaken by two related studies—the Evaluation of Pregnancy Prevention Approaches study and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation. Both studies are sponsored by ASH and will use the same data collection instruments; ACF is facilitating the Evaluation of Pregnancy Prevention Approaches, while ASPE is facilitating the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation.

These two studies will assess the effectiveness of a range of programs designed to prevent or reduce sexual risk behavior and pregnancy among older adolescents. Knowing what types of programs are effective will enhance programmatic decisions by policymakers and practitioners.

The proposed activity involves the collection of information from observations of program activities and interviews with a range of experts and persons involved with programs about various aspects of existing prevention programs and topics the experts view as important to address through evaluation. These data will be used to help enhance decisions about the types of programs to be evaluated in the studies.

Respondents: Researchers and policy experts, program directors, program staff, or school administrators.

ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES

InstrumentAnnual number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseEstimated annual burden hours
Discussion Guide for Use with Researchers and Policy Experts301130
Discussion Guide for Use with Program Directors3022120
Discussion Guide for Use with Program Staff6012120
Focus Group Discussion Guide for Use with Program Participants30011.5450
Discussion Guide for Use with School Administrators20011200

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 920.

In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection.

The Department specifically requests comments on (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

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Dated: November 22, 2010.

Steven Hanmer,

OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2010-29917 Filed 11-26-10; 8:45 am]

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