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Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request: Generic Clearance To Support the Safe to Sleep Campaign at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development

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In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited to address one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

To Submit Comments and For Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Dr. Sarah L. Glavin, Deputy Director, Office of Science Policy, Analysis and Communication, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive, Room 2A18, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, or call a non-toll free number (301) 496-1877 or Email your request, including your address to glavins@mail.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

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Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication.

Proposed Collection: Generic Clearance to Support the Safe to Sleep Campaign at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 0925—NEW, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a request for a new generic clearance that would be used for submissions specific to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Safe to Sleep (STS) public education campaign. Submissions for the STS campaign will be used to assess the understanding and reach of STS campaign materials and messages, and to monitor and improve campaign activities such as training workshops and overall implementation. The purpose of this information collection is to monitor and modify campaign activities, to plan future campaign activities, to develop messages and materials, and to develop distribution and outreach strategies that are effective at communicating their message to bring about the intended response, awareness, and/or behavioral change for the target audiences. This generic clearance will enable the NICHD to: (1) More efficiently assess the implementation of campaign activities; (2) better understand the target audiences' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs toward STS messages and materials; (3) better understand how the campaign activities have influenced the target audiences' behaviors and practices; and (4) monitor and improve activities such as trainings, and material/message development. Having a way to gather feedback on the STS campaign activities is critical to assessing the reach and effect of campaign efforts. Data collected for the campaign can inform where future STS campaign resources can produce the most meaningful results.

Data collected for the STS campaign generic clearance will be used by a number of audiences, including STS campaign staff, NICHD leadership, STS campaign collaborators, Federal Sudden and Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID)/Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Workgroup members, SUID/SIDS stakeholders, clinical and maternal/child health professionals, parents and caretakers, and the general public. These audiences may use the information collections to: (1) Develop new campaign messages, materials, and/or training curricula; (2) monitor and improve campaign activities; (3) make decisions about campaign activities; (4) inform current campaign activities; and (5) inform and/or change practices and behaviors of program participants.

Examples of the types of information collections that could be included under this generic clearance include: Focus groups and in-depth interviews with parents/caregivers and/or health professionals to get feedback on distribution and outreach activities, and/or campaign messages; and Surveys with parents/caregivers and/or health professionals to: (1) assess the usefulness of the new STS campaign materials, including print and on-line materials and a video, (2) track outreach experiences of program participants, (3) assess training participants' changes in Start Printed Page 79473knowledge related to safe infant sleep behavior and implementation of outreach methods taught, and (4) assess program participants' resource needs.

The sub-studies for this generic will be small scale, designed to obtain results frequently and quickly to guide campaign development and implementation, inform campaign direction, and be used internally for campaign management purposes. NICHD's current scope and capacity for STS generic sub-studies is non-existent and this request would fill this gap.

OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 3,000.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Table 1—Estimates for Annual Burden Hours

Type of data collection instrumentNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage time per responseAnnual hour burden
Focus Groups50011500
Pre/Post Test2,500115/60625
Survey2,500115/60625
Interview50011500
Tracking/Feedback Form1,500130/60750
Total7,5003,000
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Dated: December 19, 2013.

Sarah L. Glavin,

Deputy Director, Office of Science Policy, Analysis, and Communications, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2013-31159 Filed 12-27-13; 8:45 am]

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