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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer at (240) 276-1243.

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF-Rx)—New

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) aims to conduct a cross-site evaluation of the Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF-Rx) program. The SPF-Rx program is designed to address nonmedical use of prescription drugs (as well as opioid overdoses) by raising awareness about the dangers of sharing medications. and by working with pharmaceutical and medical communities. The SPF-Rx program aims to promote collaboration between states/tribes and pharmaceutical and medical communities to understand the risks of overprescribing to youth ages 12-17 and adults 18 years of age and older. The program also aims to enhance capacity for, and access to, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data for prevention purposes.

The SPF-Rx program aims to address SAMHSA's priorities on prevention and Start Printed Page 18308reduction of prescription drug and illicit opioid misuse and abuse. Its indicators of success are reductions in opioid overdoses and the incorporation of PDMP data into needs assessments and strategic plans. Data collected through the tools described in this statement will be used for the national cross-site evaluation of SAMHSA's SPF-Rx program. This package covers continued data collection through 2020, as the evaluation is expected to continue through at least that time; however, the Program Evaluation for Prevention Contract (PEP-C) is scheduled to conduct a national cross-site evaluation of SPF-Rx through September 2018. The PEP-C team will systematically collect and maintain an Annual Implementation Instrument (AII) and outcomes data submitted by SPF-Rx grantees through the online PEP-C Management Reporting Tool (MRT).

SAMHSA is requesting approval for data collection for the SPF-Rx cross-site evaluation with the following four instruments:

  • Grantee Interview to obtain the perspective of the implementing Project Directors (PDs) or their staff on important topics, including infrastructure and capacity, collaboration, leveraging funding and resources, criteria and use of evidence-informed interventions, monitoring and evaluation, collaboration, challenges, and health disparities. Information from these interviews will help inform SPF-Rx cross-site evaluation reports and will help identify lessons learned and success stories from grantees' SPF-Rx programs.
  • Grantee- and Community-Level Outcomes Modules to collect data on key SPF-Rx program outcomes, including opioid misuse and abuse, opioid overdoses, and opioid prescribing patterns. Grantees will provide outcomes data at the grantee level for their state, tribal area, or jurisdiction, as well as at the community level for each of their subrecipient communities.
  • Substitute Data Source Request to allow grantees to request permission from SAMHSA to use “substitute measures” for their outcomes data—that is, measures that differ from a list of preapproved outcomes measures.
  • Annual Implementation Instrument to collect data completed by grantees and subrecipient community PDs. Data collected from the survey will be used to monitor subrecipient and state, tribal entity, or jurisdiction performance, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the SPF-Rx program across states, tribal entities, and jurisdictions.
  • Grantee Interview to collect semistructured telephone interview data to gather more in-depth information on organizational infrastructure, use of PDMP data.
  • Evaluation Plan to allow grantees to outline their local evaluation plan. This section should include goals and objectives, performance measures, a data analysis plan, and reporting plan.

Annualized Data Collection Burden

InstrumentNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal number of responsesHours per responseTotal burden hours
Grantee-Level Outcomes Module25125375
Community-Level Outcomes Module25125375
Substitute Data Request Form3.6713.6713.67
Annual Implementation Instrument10011002.3230
Grantee-Level Interview171171.525.5
Evaluation Plan251258200
Overall Total170.67170.67609.17
Note: Annualized Data Collection Burden captures the average number of respondents and responses, burden hours, and respondent cost over the 3 years (FY2018-FY2020).

Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15E57-B, Rockville, Maryland 20857, OR email a copy to Written comments should be received by June 19, 2017.

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Summer King,


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[FR Doc. 2017-07764 Filed 4-17-17; 8:45 am]