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Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS.


Notice of public meeting.


In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.


The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.


The meeting will be held at AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland, 20857.

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Jaime Zimmerman, Designated Management Official, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 06E37A, Rockville, Maryland 20857, (301) 427-Start Printed Page 328721456. For press-related information, please contact Alison Hunt at (301) 427-1244 or

If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management on (301) 827-4840, no later than Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The agenda, roster, and minutes will be available from Ms. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Ms. Campbell's phone number is (301) 427-1554.

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I. Purpose

The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality is authorized by Section 941 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 299c. In accordance with its statutory mandate, the Council is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director of AHRQ on matters related to AHRQ's conduct of its mission including providing guidance on (A) priorities for health care research, (B) the field of health care research including training needs and information dissemination on health care quality and (C) the role of the Agency in light of private sector activity and opportunities for public private partnerships. The Council is composed of members of the public, appointed by the Secretary, and Federal ex-officio members specified in the authorizing legislation.

II. Agenda

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the Council meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m., with the call to order by the Council Chair and approval of previous Council summary notes. The meeting is open to the public and will be available via webcast at​ahrq. The meeting will begin with an update on AHRQ's current research, programs, and initiatives. The agenda will also include updates on: AHRQ Data, Analytics, and Insights; Making Health Services Research Relevant to the C-Suite; and AHRQ's Opioids efforts. The final agenda will be available on the AHRQ website at no later than Friday, July 13, 2018.

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Francis D. Chesley, Jr.,

Acting Deputy Director.

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[FR Doc. 2018-15105 Filed 7-13-18; 8:45 am]