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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, HHS.

In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection request for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the Start Printed Page 14397estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690-6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above e-mail address within 60-days.

Proposed Project: Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches (PPA) and the Impact Evaluation of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Grantees: First Follow-up Data Collection—OMB No. OS-0990—NEW—Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs.

Abstract: The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is overseeing and coordinating adolescent pregnancy prevention evaluation efforts as part of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative. OAH is working collaboratively with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) on adolescent pregnancy prevention evaluation activities.

PPA is a random assignment evaluation which will expand available evidence on effective ways to reduce teen pregnancy. The evaluation will document and test a range of pregnancy prevention approaches in up to eight program sites. OAH, ACF, and ASPE are proposing first follow-up data collection activity as part of the PPA and TPP Impact evaluations. Respondents will be asked to answer carefully selected questions about risk and protective factors related to teen pregnancy, intermediate outcomes, and behavioral outcomes.

OAH will jointly oversee with ASPE the Impact Evaluation of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Grantees (TPP Impact Evaluation). The TPP Impact Evaluation will be a random assignment evaluation which will determine whether program models funded as part of the OAH evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative are effective at preventing teen pregnancy, reducing sexually transmitted infections, and/or impacting sexual risk behaviors.

The findings from both evaluations will be of interest to the general public, to policy-makers, and to organizations interested in teen pregnancy prevention.

Estimated Annualized Burden Table

InstrumentAnnual number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal annual burden hours
Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches (PPA)
Baseline Instrument3,060130/601,530
Impact Evaluation of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Grantees (TPP Evaluation)
Baseline Instrument6,868130/603,434
Total for both evaluations4,964
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Seleda Perryman,

Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-6077 Filed 3-15-11; 8:45 am]

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