2018-12373. Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations  

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    AGENCY:

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ACTION:

    Notice with comment period.

    SUMMARY:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled Monitoring Changes in Attitudes and Practices among Family Planning Providers and Clinics. This project seeks to obtain information on changes in attitudes and practices among family planning providers and clinics in the United States related to recommendations from national contraception guidelines.

    DATES:

    CDC must receive written comments on or before August 7, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2018-0044 by any of the following methods:

    • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    • Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. CDC will post, without change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov.

    Please note: Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact Leroy A. Richardson, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404-639-7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. In addition, the PRA also requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information collection before submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below.

    The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help:

    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.

    5. Assess information collection costs.

    Proposed Project

    Monitoring Changes in Attitudes and Practices among Family Planning Providers and Clinics (OMB No. 0920-0969, exp. 5/31/2014)—Reinstatement with Change—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Background and Brief Description

    The Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) develop and disseminate guidance to improve the use of contraception and the delivery of quality family planning services. The U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (US MEC), the first national guidance on family planning containing evidence-based recommendations for the safe use of contraceptive methods for women and men with specific characteristics and medical conditions, was first published by the CDC in June 2010. The US Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (US SPR), which provides guidance on how to use contraceptive methods safely and effectively once they are deemed to be medically appropriate, was first published by the CDC in June 2013. The US MEC and US SPR were updated after review of the scientific evidence and consultation with national experts in family planning; the revised US MEC and US SPR were published in August 2016. Providing Quality Family Planning Services (QFP), which provides evidence-informed recommendations to improve client care and service delivery infrastructure to support the provision of quality family planning services to women and men of reproductive age in the United States, was published by CDC and OPA in April 2014. The US MEC, US SPR, and QFP have been widely disseminated to health care providers and other constituents via professional organizations, federal program grantees, scientific and programmatic meetings, scientific manuscripts, online resources, and other avenues.

    To monitor changes in attitudes and practices regarding provision of contraception among family planning providers and clinics, we initiated a multi-phase assessment. In 2009-2010, CDC carried out the first phase of the assessment, collecting information before the release of the US MEC (OMB No. 0920-0008). In 2013-2014, CDC, in collaboration with OPA, carried out the second phase of the assessment, collecting information before the release of the US SPR and QFP (OMB No. 0920-0969). These information collections provided useful knowledge about attitudes and practices of family planning providers. CDC and OPA used the findings to develop educational materials and opportunities for health care providers.

    In 2018, in collaboration with OPA, CDC plans to request a reinstatement of OMB No. 0920-0969, `Monitoring Changes in Attitudes and Practices among Family Planning Providers and Clinics' to carry out the third phase of the assessment. As in the previous phases, the information collection will allow CDC and OPA to improve family planning-related practice by: (1) Understanding the current use of contraception guidance in practice, Start Printed Page 26688including awareness and use of the US MEC, US SPR and QFP; (2) describing current attitudes and practices among family planning providers and clinics related to recommendations included in the US MEC, US SPR, and QFP and assessing changes from previous data collections; and (3) identifying training needs in use of guidance and family planning service delivery (e.g., provider tools, continuing education modules).

    As in previous phases of data collection, CDC plans to administer surveys to private and public sector family planning providers and clinic administrators in the United States. The design, methodology, and analytic approach that CDC plans to implement are based on methods previously approved for the 2013-2014 survey, with different instruments being administered to providers and clinic administrators. Minor changes to survey content will be made to eliminate unnecessary questions, add new questions of interest, and improve formatting, usability, and data quality. OMB approval is requested for one year. The estimated burden per response for providers is 15 minutes and has not changed since the previous OMB approval. The estimated burden per response for administrators will be reduced from 40 minutes to 35 minutes. The total burden for participants is estimated at 1,916 hours. Participation is voluntary and there are no costs to respondents other than their time.

    Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

    Type of respondentsForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden (in hours)
    Office-based physicians (private sector)2018-2019 Survey of Health Care Providers about Family Planning Attitudes and Practices1,000115/60250
    Title X clinic providers (public sector)2018-2019 Survey of Health Care Providers about Family Planning Attitudes and Practices1,000115/60250
    Non-Title X publicly funded clinic providers (public sector)2018-2019 Survey of Health Care Providers about Family Planning Attitudes and Practices1,000115/60250
    Title X clinic administrators (public sector)2018-2019 Survey of Administrators of Health Centers that Provide Family Planning1,000135/60583
    Non-Title X publicly funded clinic administrators (public sector)2018-2019 Survey of Administrators of Health Centers that Provide Family Planning1,000135/60583
    Total1,916
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    Jeffrey M. Zirger,

    Acting Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-12373 Filed 6-7-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
06/08/2018
Department:
Health and Human Services Department
Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice with comment period.
Document Number:
2018-12373
Dates:
CDC must receive written comments on or before August 7, 2018.
Pages:
26687-26688 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
60Day-18-0969, Docket No. CDC-2018-0044
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-12373.pdf