Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold a meeting to discuss essential health benefits and provider networks, the integration of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) qualified health plan and the Ryan White Program; an update on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy; and a discussion on surveillance data. The meeting will be open to the public.
The meeting will be held on February 12, 2015, from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. (ET) and February 13, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. (ET).
Renaissance Washington DC, Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20001.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Caroline Talev, Public Health Analyst, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 443H, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 205-1178. More detailed information about PACHA can be obtained by accessing the PACHA Web page on the AIDS.Gov Web site at www.aids.gov/pacha.
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PACHA was established by Executive Order 12963, dated June 14, 1995, as amended by Executive Order 13009, dated June 14, 1996. The Council was established to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention of HIV disease and AIDS. The functions of the Council are solely advisory in nature.
The Council consists of not more than 25 members. Council members are selected from prominent community leaders with particular expertise in, or knowledge of, matters concerning HIV and AIDS, public health, global health, philanthropy, marketing or business, as well as other national leaders held in high esteem from other sectors of society. Council members are appointed by the Secretary or designee, in consultation with the White House Office on National AIDS Policy. The agenda for the upcoming meeting will be posted on the Council's Web site at www.aids.gov/pacha.
Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the designated contact person. Due to space constraints, pre-registration for public attendance is advisable and can be accomplished by contacting Caroline Talev at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business February 6, 2015. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Any individual who wishes to participate in the public comment session must register with Caroline Talev at email@example.com by close of business February 6, 2015; registration for public comment will not be accepted by telephone. Individuals are encouraged to provide a written statement of any public comment(s) for accurate minute taking purposes. Public comment will be limited to two minutes per speaker. Any members of the public who wish to have printed material distributed to PACHA members at the meeting should submit, at a minimum, 1 copy of the material(s) to Caroline Talev, no later than close of business close of business February 6, 2015.
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Dated: January 12, 2015.
B. Kaye Hayes,
Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
[FR Doc. 2015-01428 Filed 1-26-15; 8:45 am]
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