[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71426-71427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28998]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Healthy Communities Study: 
How Communities Shape Children's Health (HCS)

SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment 
on proposed data collection projects, the National Heart, Lung, and 
Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will 
publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
    Proposed Collection: Title: Healthy Communities Study: How 
Communities Shape Children's Health (HCS). Type of Information 
Collection Request: Revision--OMB 0925-0649. Need and Use of 
Information Collection: The HCS will address the need for a cross-
cutting national study of community programs and policies and their 
relationship to childhood obesity. The HCS is an observational study of 
communities that aims to (1) determine the associations

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between community programs/policies and Body Mass Index (BMI), diet, 
and physical activity in children; and (2) identify the community, 
family, and child factors that modify or mediate the associations 
between community programs/policies and BMI, diet, and physical 
activity in children. A total of 264 communities and over 21,000 
elementary and middle school children and their parents will be part of 
the HCS. A HCS community is defined as a high school catchment area. 
The study examines quantitative and qualitative information obtained 
from community-based initiatives; community characteristics (e.g., 
school environment); measurements of children's physical activity 
levels and dietary practices; and children's and parents' BMIs. Results 
from the Healthy Communities Study may influence the future development 
and funding of policies and programs to reduce childhood obesity. 
Furthermore, HCS results will be published in scientific journals and 
will be used for the development of future research initiatives 
targeting childhood obesity. Frequency of Response: One time. Affected 
Public: Families or households; businesses, other for-profit, and non-
profit. Type of Respondents: Parents, children, community key 
informants (who have knowledge about community programs/policies 
related to healthy nutrition, physical activity, and healthy weight of 
children), food service personnel, physical education instructors, 
school liaisons, and physicians or medical secretaries. The annual 
reporting burden is as follows: Estimated number of respondents: 
207,029; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; and Estimated 
Total Burden Hours Requested: 35,588. The annualized cost to 
respondents is estimated at $458,189. There are no capital, operating, 
or maintenance costs to report.

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                                                                     Estimated        Average        Estimated
                                                     Estimated       number of      burden per     total annual
               Type of respondents                   number of     responses per   response  (in   burden hours
                                                    respondents     respondent        hours)         requested
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Parents (screening).............................         118,800               1            0.17           8,078
Parents/Caregivers..............................          21,384               1            1.56          13,344
Second Parents..................................          10,692               1            0.12             513
Parents who refuse to participate...............           2,640               1            0.17             180
Children........................................          21,384               1            1.04           8,896
Key Informants (screening)......................          10,560               1            0.08             338
Key Informants..................................           3,168               1            2.25           2,851
Food Service Personnel..........................           1,056               1            0.08              34
District Food Service Administrator/Manager.....             264               1            0.50              53
Physical Education Instructors..................           1,056               1            0.25             106
School Liaisons.................................           1,056               1            0.42             177
Physicians/medical secretaries..................          14,969               1            0.17           1,018
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    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............          35,588
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    Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies should address one or more of the 
following points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the function 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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
instruments contact: Dr. Sonia Arteaga, NIH, NHLBI, 6701 Rockledge 
Drive, MSC 7936, Bethesda, MD 20892-7936, or call non-toll free number 
(301) 435-0377 or Email your request, including your address to: 
hcs@nhlbi.nih.gov.
    Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60-days 
of the date of this publication.

    Dated: November 20, 2012.
Lynn Susulske,
NHLBI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.
Michael S. Lauer,
Director, DCVS, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-28998 Filed 11-29-12; 8:45 am]
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