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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request

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In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.

HRSA especially requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated 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.

Information Collection Request Title: Primary Care Faculty Development Initiative (OMB No. 0915-xxxx)—[New].

Abstract: HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, has contracted with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), contract HHSH250201200023C, to conduct the planning, execution, and evaluation of a nationally based, longitudinal Primary Care Faculty Development Initiative (PCFDI) demonstration project. OHSU has developed web-based survey Start Printed Page 20118instruments which will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the planned curriculum and its implementation and to make recommendations to improve teaching and competency assessment in primary care educational activities. The two web-based surveys are Irvine's Leadership Behavior Survey and the Faculty Skill & Program Feasibility Survey. The objectives of the survey instruments are to: assess the feasibility and acceptability of an inter-disciplinary faculty development pilot program targeting primary care physicians; to measure the leadership skills of PCFDI faculty participants; and to assess the initial impact of faculty receiving training from an inter-disciplinary faculty development pilot program on their perception of skill development in the core content areas of leadership, change management, teamwork, panel or population management, competency assessment, and clinical microsystems.

Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below.

The annual estimate of burden is as follows:

Form nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal responsesAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
Irvine's Leadership Behavior Survey36136.1676.01
Faculty Skill & Program Feasibility Survey36136.1676.01


Submit your comments to or mail the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10-29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

Deadline: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice.

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Dated: March 27, 2013.

Bahar Niakan,

Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.

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[FR Doc. 2013-07650 Filed 4-2-13; 8:45 am]