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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit a new Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, OS seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.

DATES:

Comments on the ICR must be received on or before October 19, 2015.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments to Information.CollectionClearance@hhs.gov or by calling (202) 690-6162.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Information Collection Clearance staff, Information.CollectionClearance@hhs.gov or (202) 690-6162.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier HHS-OS-0990-New-60D.

Information Collection Request Title: Evaluation of the Office on Women's Health Coalition for a Healthier Community Initiative

Abstract: This collection is to provide data for the national evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office on Women's Health (OWH) Coalition for a Healthier Community (CHC) Initiative. The initiative supports 10 communities with grants to support coalitions in implementing gender-based public health systems approaches, evidence-based health interventions, and outreach and education activities to reduce barriers to and enhance facilitators of improvements in women and girls' health. Each of the grantees has implemented an IRB-approved local evaluation; however, OWH is seeking to Start Printed Page 50016collect core data across grantees to examine the extent to which the Government's investment has resulted in achieving OWH-related Healthy People 2020 priorities and yields lessons learned upon which to plan future initiatives related to its mission.

Likely Respondents: The proposed collection includes plans for interviews with key staff (project directors, project coordinators, local evaluators), coalition members (including chairs and co-chairs), and community leaders connected to the coalitions. These respondents will also complete online surveys about their perceptions of the changes in their community as a result of coalition activities. Program participants and other community members exposed to the coalitions' activities through social media will also complete online surveys. Project directors and local evaluators also annually provide information to OWH on their coalition's functioning, the status of the cost-effectiveness analysis for their coalition's interventions, and the coalition's plans for sustainability. The following table summarizes the “Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours” by form and type of respondent.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours

Form nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hrs)Total burden hours
1—Key Persons Discussion Guide for Telephone Interviews9021180
2—Key Persons, Coalition Members, and Community Leaders Online Survey200120/6067
3—Coalition Participants and Other Community Members Online Survey510120/60170
4—Grantee Annual Report on Coalition Functioning, Cost-Effectiveness, and Sustainability Planning102240
Total457

OS specifically 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.

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Terry S. Clark,

Assistant Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2015-20357 Filed 8-17-15; 8:45 am]

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