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Office of the Secretary, HHS




In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for a new collection. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period.


Comments on the ICR must be received on or before September 22, 2016.

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Submit your comments to or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806.

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Information Collection Clearance staff, or (202) 690-6162.

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When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the Information Collection Request Title and document identifier HHS-OS-0990-New-30D for reference.

Information Collection Request Title: Evaluation of the Second Decade Project Community Planning Guide.

Abstract: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is requesting approval by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on a new Information Collection Request.

OASH has a long history of collaborating with communities to improve adolescent health outcomes. To further help communities build an environment that promotes adolescent health, OASH recently developed Promoting Health and Healthy Development in the Second Decade of Life: A Planning Guide for Communities (“the Guide”). The purpose of the Guide is to provide an easy to follow tool that community leaders can use to 1) establish a community coalition with broad membership, and 2) develop a community plan for improving adolescent health and well-being that includes multi-impact strategies. To understand whether and how community leaders are able to use the Guide to achieve these two goals, OASH needs information about the Guide's utility and effectiveness. The Evaluation of the Second Decade Project Community Planning Guide (“the Evaluation”) is intended to support the goals of OASH's Second Decade Project of helping community leaders incorporate the needs of children, adolescents and young adults in community growth and development plans, and to improve outcomes of young adults and adolescents. Five communities will participate in the piloting and evaluation of the Guide. The Evaluation will provide OASH with critical information regarding the components of the Guide that community leaders found most useful and effective in accomplishing their goals of improving adolescent health and wellbeing; the compilation and inclusiveness of the coalitions implementing the Guide; and the demographic and environmental context of these communities. While secondary data will be collected from sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey and Youth Risk Behavior and National Health Interview Surveys, these sources do not provide nuanced information needed by OASH to understand the contexts in which the Guide is most effective.

Likely Respondents—Qualitative data will be collected through semi-structured telephone interviews and through focus groups. Telephone interviews will be conducted with community leaders (Community Leader Interview) in the five pilot sites to explore how the use of the Guide supported key leaders in their development of a diverse coalition and educating the community about issues facing adolescents. Focus groups will be conducted with coalition members (Coalition Member Focus Groups) from the five pilot sites to assess how the Guide facilitated the work of the coalition to develop a comprehensive community plan that addresses critically important adolescent health issues.

Quantitative data will be collected through Web-based surveys with coalition members from the five communities and with secondary stakeholders—specifically, adolescent health experts and state/local health department officials—selected by OASH. The Coalition Assessment Survey will assess coalition members' perspectives on the usefulness and ease of implementing the Guide. The Secondary Stakeholder Survey will engage Adolescent Health researchers and practitioners to garner additional feedback and assessment of the Guide.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours

Form NameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
Community Leader Interview (CLI)501150
Coalition Member Focus Group (CFG)801180
Coalition Assessment Survey (CAS)2501.2563
Secondary Stakeholder Survey (SSS)501.525
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Terry S. Clark,

Asst Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2016-20110 Filed 8-22-16; 8:45 am]