[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 52 (Thursday, March 17, 2016)]
[Pages 14455-14456]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06016]



Announcement of Establishment of the Secretary's Advisory 
Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 
Objectives for 2030 and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership

AGENCY: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of 
the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.


    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 217a. The Secretary's Advisory Committee 
on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 
2030 is governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C., App.), which sets 
forth standards for the formation and use of federal advisory 

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
announces the establishment of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on 
National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 
(Committee) and invites nominations for membership.

DATES: Nominations for membership to the Committee must be submitted by 
6:00 p.m. ET on April 18, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted by email to [email protected].

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Alternatively, nominations may also be sent to the following address: 
Emmeline Ochiai; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office 
of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 
LL-100; Rockville, MD 20852; Email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Designated Program Official, Emmeline 
Ochiai; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease 
Prevention and Health Promotion;1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL-100; 
Rockville, MD 20852; Email: [email protected]. Additional information is 
available at www.healthypeople.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each decade since 1979, HHS has published a 
comprehensive set of national public health objectives. Known as 
Healthy People, this initiative has been grounded in the notion that 
setting science-based, measurable objectives and monitoring progress 
can motivate action. As HHS prepares to produce objectives for the next 
decade, it seeks the assistance of a federal advisory committee to help 
ensure that those objectives are salient and science-based. The 
Committee will provide relevant and objective advice through an open 
process that fosters the cooperation and commitment from both the 
public and private sectors.
    The Committee will be established to provide independent advice 
based on current scientific evidence for use by the HHS Secretary (the 
Secretary) or her designee in the development of Healthy People 2030. 
The Committee will advise the Secretary on HHS' approach for Healthy 
People 2030. Framed around health determinants and risk factors, this 
approach will generate a focused set of objectives that address high-
impact public health challenges. The Committee will perform the single, 
time-limited task of providing advice regarding creating Healthy People 
2030. The Committee will advise the Secretary on the Healthy People 
2030 mission statement, vision statement, framework, and organizational 
structure. The Committee will provide advice on HHS' selection criteria 
for identifying a focused set of measurable, nationally representative 
objectives. The selection criteria will assist the Secretary in 
defining the objectives that represent the most critical public health 
issues that are high-impact priorities supported by current, national 
data sets.
    The Committee will meet, at a minimum, one time per year. It is 
expected to begin meeting in fall of 2016 and to meet approximately 
four times per year during the course of its operation. Pursuant to 
FACA, meetings will be open to the public except as determined 
otherwise by the Secretary or her designee in keeping with all 
applicable laws.
    Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee will be 
invited to serve as members until the charter expires or the Committee 
accomplishes its mission. Unless renewed, the charter will expire two 
years from the date it is established. The Committee will operate until 
its report is delivered to the Secretary or the charter expires, 
whichever comes first.
    Prospective members of the Committee should be nationally known 
experts in the fields of disease prevention and health promotion. The 
membership may include former Assistant Secretaries for Health. 
Expertise is sought in specific specialty areas such as biostatistics, 
business, epidemiology, health communications, health economics, health 
information technology, health policy, health sciences, health systems, 
international health, outcomes research, public health law, social 
determinants of health, special populations, and state and local public 
health and from a variety of public, private, philanthropic, and 
academic settings. Individuals will be selected to serve as Committee 
members based upon their qualifications, level of expertise and 
knowledge, and ability to contribute to the work to be performed by the 
Committee. Individuals will not be appointed to serve as members of the 
Committee to represent the viewpoints of any specific group. Rather 
members will be selected to represent balanced viewpoints of the 
current scientific evidence sought by the Secretary to meet the 
Committee's charge.
    Nominations: HHS will consider nominations, including self-
nominations, for Committee membership of individuals qualified to carry 
out the above-mentioned duties. The following information should be 
included in the package of materials submitted for each individual 
being nominated for consideration: (1) The name, address, daytime 
telephone number, and email address of the nominator (if applicable), 
and the individual being nominated; (2) a letter of nomination that 
clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for 
the nomination (i.e., specific attributes which qualify the nominee for 
service in this capacity), and a statement from the nominee that the 
nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Committee; and (3) a 
current copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae (CV) no more than 10 
pages in length. Inclusion of the following is requested in the CV: (1) 
Current and/or past grant awards; (2) publications showing both breadth 
and experience in areas of specialization; (3) paid and non-paid board 
and advisory appointments; (4) education and occupational history; and 
(5) an attestation that the submitted information is accurate and 
complete. All nominations must include the required information. 
Incomplete nominations will not be processed for consideration. Federal 
employees should not be nominated for appointment to this Committee.
    Equal opportunity practices regarding membership appointments to 
the Committee will be aligned with HHS policies. When possible, every 
effort will be made to ensure that the Committee is a diverse group of 
individuals with representation from various academic institutions, 
disability status, ethnic identities, genders, geographic areas, and 
racial groups.
    All appointed members of the Committee will serve as special 
government employees. As such, they are subject to the ethical 
standards of conduct for federal employees. Upon entering the position 
and annually throughout the term of appointment, members of the 
Committee will be required to complete and submit a report of their 
financial holdings, consultancies, and research grants and/or 
contracts. The purpose of this report is to determine if the individual 
has any interests and/or activities that may conflict with performance 
of his or her official duties as a member of the Committee. Committee 
members are entitled to receive reimbursement for travel and per diem 
expenses incurred for conducting official business in accordance with 
federal standard travel regulations. Committee members are not entitled 
to receive any other compensation for the services they perform.

    Dated: March 9, 2016.
Don Wright,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, (Disease Prevention and Health 
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