[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 112 (Friday, June 10, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 34074]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-14366]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; 
Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 
Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice of establishment of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's 
Research, Care, and Services and request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The National Alzheimer's Project Act, Public Law 111-375 (42 
U.S.C. 11225), requires that the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) establish the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and 
Services. The Advisory Council is governed by provisions of Public Law 
92-463 (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the 
formation and use of advisory committees. The Secretary of HHS has 
determined that establishment of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's 
Research, Care, and Services is desirable to provide advice and 
consultation to the Secretary on how to prevent or reduce the burden of 
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias on people with the disease 
and their caregivers. The Secretary signed the charter establishing the 
Advisory Council on May 23, 2011. HHS is soliciting nominations for 
non-Federal members of the Advisory Council. Nominations should include 
the nominee's contact information (current mailing address, e-mail 
address, and telephone number) and a current curriculum vitae or 
resume.

DATES: Submit nominations by e-mail or USPS mail before COB on June 30, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Helen Lamont at 
helen.lamont@hhs.gov; Helen Lamont, Ph.D., Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Room 424E Humphrey Building, 
Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20201.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Lamont (202) 690-7996, 
helen.lamont@hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's 
Research, Care, and Services shall meet quarterly to discuss programs 
that impact people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and 
their caregivers. The Advisory Council shall make recommendations about 
ways to reduce the financial impact of Alzheimer's disease and related 
dementias and to improve the health outcomes of people with these 
conditions. The Advisory Council shall provide feedback on a National 
Plan for Alzheimer's disease. On an annual basis, the Advisory Council 
shall evaluate the implementation of the recommendations through an 
updated national plan.
    The Advisory Council shall consist of at least 22 members. Ten 
members will be designees from Federal agencies including the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention, Administration on Aging, Centers 
for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Indian Health Service, Office of 
the Director of the National Institutes of Health, National Science 
Foundation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Food and Drug 
Administration, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the 
Surgeon General.
    The Advisory Council shall also consist of 12 non-federal members 
selected by the Secretary who are Alzheimer's patient advocates (2), 
Alzheimer's caregivers (2), health care providers (2), representatives 
of State health departments (2), researchers with Alzheimer's-related 
expertise in basic, translational, clinical, or drug development 
science (2), and voluntary health association representatives (2). The 
Secretary shall appoint one of the members to serve as the Chair. 
Members shall be invited to serve for overlapping 4 year terms, except 
that any member appointed to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term shall 
be appointed for the remainder of such term. A member may serve after 
the expiration of the member's term until a successor has taken office. 
Members will serve as Special Government Employees.

    Dated: June 3, 2011.
Sherry Glied,
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
[FR Doc. 2011-14366 Filed 6-9-11; 8:45 am]
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