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Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health

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AGENCY:

Office of Minority Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH) will hold a meeting. This meeting will be open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public attendance and comment. Any individual who wishes to attend the meetings and/or participate in the public comment session should email OMH-ACMH@hhs.gov. Information about the meeting is available from the designated contact and will be posted on the website for the Office of Minority Health (OMH), www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov. Information about ACMH activities can be found on the OMH website under the heading About OMH.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the 5600 Fishers Lane Building, Room 05E29, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Minh Wendt, Designated Federal Officer, Advisory Committee on Minority Health, Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Phone: 240-453-8222; fax: 240-453-8223; email OMH-ACMH@hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In accordance with Public Law 105-392, the ACMH was established to provide advice to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health on improving the health of each racial and ethnic minority group and on the development of goals and specific program activities of the OMH.

The topics to be discussed during this meeting will include strategies to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities with an emphasis on serious mental illness. The recommendations will be given to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health.

Public attendance at this 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 at least fourteen (14) business days prior to the meeting. Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Public comments will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Individuals who would like to submit written statements should mail or fax their comments to the Office of Minority Health at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. Any members of the public who wish to have printed material distributed to ACMH committee members should submit their materials to the Designated Federal Officer, ACMH, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, Maryland 20852, prior to close of business on Monday, March 19, 2018.

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Dated: December 22, 2017.

Minh Wendt,

Designated Federal Officer, Advisory Committee on Minority Health.

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[FR Doc. 2017-28161 Filed 12-28-17; 8:45 am]

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