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Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality; Notice of Meeting

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In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting:

Name: Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (ACIM).

Dates and Times:

March 26, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

March 27, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Status: The meeting is open to the public with attendance limited to space availability. For more details and registration, please visit the ACIM Web site:​advisorycommittees/​mchbadvisory/​InfantMortality/​index.html.

Purpose: The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the following: Department of Health and Human Services' programs that focus on reducing infant mortality and improving the health status of infants and pregnant women; and factors affecting the continuum of care with respect to maternal and child health care. The Committee focuses on outcomes following childbirth; strategies to coordinate myriad federal, state, local, and private programs and efforts that are designed to deal with the health and social problems impacting on infant mortality; and the implementation of the Healthy Start Program and Healthy People 2020 infant mortality objectives.

Agenda: Topics that will be discussed include the following: HRSA Update; MCHB Update; Healthy Start Program Update; Updates from Partnering Agencies and Organizations; and, ACIM's recommendations for the HHS National Strategy to Address Infant Mortality, specifically Strategy 4: Increase Health Equity and Reduce Disparities by Targeting Social Determinants of Health through both Investments in High-Risk, Under-Resourced Communities and Major Initiatives to Address Poverty. Proposed agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Time will be provided for public comments limited to 5 minutes each. Comments are to be submitted in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on March 19, 2015.

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For Further Information Contact:

Anyone requiring information regarding the Committee should contact Michael C. Lu, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Secretary, ACIM, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 18 W, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone: (301) 443-2170.

Individuals who are submitting public comments or who have questions regarding the meeting and location should contact David S. de la Cruz, Ph.D., M.P.H., ACIM Designated Federal Official, HRSA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, telephone: (301) 443-0543, or email:

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Jackie Painter,

Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.

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[FR Doc. 2015-05416 Filed 3-6-15; 8:45 am]