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Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jaime Zimmerman, Designated Management Official, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 06E37A, Rockville, Maryland 20857, (301) 427-1456. For press-related information, please contact Bruce Seeman at (301) 427-1998 or Bruce.Seeman@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

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 Thursday, November 7, 2019. The agenda, roster, and minutes will be available from Ms. Heather Phelps, Committee Management Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Ms. Phelps' phone number is (301) 427-1128.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Purpose

In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council). The Council 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 Thursday, November 21, 2019, 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 www.webconferences.com/​ahrq. The meeting will begin with an update on AHRQ's budget, programs and initiatives. The agenda will also include a discussion about the challenges and opportunities to leverage AHRQ's CDS Connect to improve care and a conversation about the gaps and opportunities for improving care, with a focus on social determinants of health. The meeting will adjourn at 12:00 p.m. The final agenda will be available on the AHRQ website at www.AHRQ.gov no later than Thursday, November 14, 2019.

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Dated: October 30, 2019.

Virginia L. Mackay-Smith,

Associate Director.

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[FR Doc. 2019-24081 Filed 11-4-19; 8:45 am]

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