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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.

Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs.

To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639-7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

WISEWOMAN National Program Evaluation—New—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

The CDC has supported the WISEWOMAN program (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation) since 1995. The WISEWOMAN program is designed to serve low-income women ages 40-64 who have elevated risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and have no health insurance, or are underinsured for medical and preventive care services. Through the WISEWOMAN program, women have access to screening services for selected CVD risk factors such as elevated blood cholesterol, hypertension, and abnormal blood glucose levels; referrals to lifestyle programs; and referrals to medical care. WISEWOMAN participants must be co-enrolled in the CDC-sponsored National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).

The WISEWOMAN program is administered through cooperative agreements with state, territorial, or tribal health departments. At present, approximately two-thirds of program funding is provided by CDC with the other one-third supplied by the state, territory, or tribal organization. Each WISEWOMAN awardee submits to CDC an annual progress report that describes program objectives and activities, and semi-annual data reports (known as minimum data elements, or MDE) on the screening, assessment, and lifestyle program services offered to women who participate in the program (see WISEWOMAN Reporting System, OMB No. 0920-0612, exp. 12/31/2016). Participant-level MDE are de-identified prior to transmission to CDC.

In 2013, CDC released the fourth funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the WISEWOMAN program (DP13-1302), which resulted in four-year cooperative agreements with 22 state, territorial, and tribal health departments, including 5 new and 17 continuing awardees from the previous FOA. Key program elements were retained (e.g., provision of screening services, promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors, and linkage to community resources), but a number of changes were incorporated into the program at that time due to shifts in populations, systems, and community needs. The current FOA reflects increased emphasis on improving access to clinical systems of care and increased emphasis on leveraging existing resources in the community. Lifestyle interventions have also been reframed to include lifestyle programs and health coaching sessions, and MDE have been updated to capture information about risk reduction counseling and participants' readiness to change. The current cooperative agreement also stresses monitoring and performance evaluation as key program dimensions. Additionally, more information is needed to augment that from previous evaluation efforts.

CDC seeks to conduct a one-time, multi-component evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the program on individual-, organizational-, and community-level outcomes. The in-depth assessment is designed to complement the routine progress and MDE information already being collected from WISEWOMAN program awardees. The new data collection will focus on obtaining qualitative and Start Printed Page 74098quantitative information at the organizational and community levels about process and procedures implemented, and barriers, facilitators, and other contextual factors that affect program implementation and participant outcomes. Data collection activities will include a Program Survey with all WISEWOMAN awardee programs, administered in the second and fourth program years; a Network Survey of WISEWOMAN awardees and partner organizations, also conducted in the second and fourth program years; and a one-time Site Visit to a subset of awardees across the second to fourth program years. During site visits, semi-structured discussions will be conducted with WISEWOMAN staff and partner members who serve in diverse roles and are positioned to provide a variety of perspectives on program implementation.

OMB approval is requested for three years. Participation is voluntary and there are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 132.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentsForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAvg. burden per response (in hr)
WISEWOMAN Awardee AdministratorsProgram Survey1511
Network Survey15130/60
Site Visit Discussion Guide6175/60
Awardee PartnersNetwork Survey147130/60
Site Visit Discussion Guide12145/60
Healthy Behavior Support staffSite Visit Discussion Guide12145/60
Clinical ProvidersSite Visit Discussion Guide12145/60
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Leroy A. Richardson,

Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2014-29289 Filed 12-12-14; 8:45 am]

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