[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 136 (Monday, July 16, 2018)]
[Pages 32871-32872]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15105]



Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research 
and Quality

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


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

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

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

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-

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1456. For press-related information, please contact Alison Hunt at 
(301) 427-1244 or [email protected].
    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.


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 www.webconferences.com/ahrq com/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 www.AHRQ.gov no later than Friday, 
July 13, 2018.

Francis D. Chesley, Jr.,
Acting Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2018-15105 Filed 7-13-18; 8:45 am]