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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.


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


The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


The meeting will be held virtually.

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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) 427-1456. For press-related information, please contact Bruce Seeman at (301) 427-1998 or

Closed captioning will be provided during the meeting. If another 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 Monday, October 26, 2020. 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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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 Tuesday, November 10, 2020, the Council meeting will convene at 10:00 a.m., with the call to order by the Council Chair and approval of previous Council summary notes. The meeting will begin with an update on AHRQ's recent accomplishments in Research, Practice Improvements and Data and Analytics. The agenda will also include an AHRQ COVID-19 Update, a discussion on Quality Measurement Enterprise and feedback on the Strategic Plan for the PCOR Trust Fund. The meeting will adjourn at 2:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. For information regarding how to access the meeting as well as other meeting details, including information on how to make a public comment, please go to​news/​events/​nac/​. The final agenda will be available on the AHRQ website no later than Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

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Dated: October 20, 2020.

Marquita Cullom-Stott,

Associate Director.

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[FR Doc. 2020-23582 Filed 10-23-20; 8:45 am]