[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 245 (Thursday, December 21, 2006)]
[Pages 76672-76673]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-21809]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a 
list of information collection requests under review by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call 
the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-5960 or send an e-mail 
to [email protected]. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395-6974. 
Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the 
Nation (WISEWOMAN) Reporting System--EXTENSION--National Center for 
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The WISEWOMEN program, which focuses on reducing cardiovascular 
disease risk factors among at-risk women, was in response to the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services' Continuous Improvement 
Initiative, asking for the development of programs that examine ways in 
which service delivery can be improved for select populations. Title XV 
of the Public Health Service Act, Section 1509 originally authorized 
the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to 
establish up to three demonstration projects. Through appropriations 
language, the CDC WISEWOMAN program is now allowed to fund up to 15 
projects. Currently, WISEWOMAN funds 12 demonstration projects, which 
at full implementation are expected to screen approximately 30,000 
women annually for cardiovascular disease risk factors. The program 
targets women already participating in the National Breast and Cervical 
Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and provides screening for 
select cardiovascular disease risk factors (including elevated 
cholesterol, hypertension and abnormal blood glucose levels), lifestyle 
interventions, and medical referrals as required in an effort to 
improve cardiovascular health among participants.
    The CDC proposes to collect and analyze baseline and follow-up date 
(12 months post enrollment) for all participants. These data called the 
minimum data elements (MDE's), includes demographic and risk factor 
information about women served in each program and information 
concerning the number and type of intervention sessions attended. The 
MDE's will be reported to CDC in April and October each year. The MDE 
allows or an assessment of how effective WISEWOMAN is at reducing the 
burden of cardiovascular disease risk factors among participants. The 
CDC also proposes to collect programmatic data for all WISEWOMAN 
programs. Programmatic data includes information related to grantee 
management, public education and outreach professional education 
service delivery, cost, and an assessment of how well each program is 
meeting their stated objectives.
    All required data will be submitted electronically to the 
contractor hired by CDC to conduct the WISEWOMAN evaluation. MDE and 
cost data will be submitted to RTI twice a year. All information 
collected as part of the WISEWOMAN evaluation will be used to assess 
the costs, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of WISEWOMAN in 
reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors, for obtaining more 
complete health data among vulnerable populations, promoting public 
education of disease incidence and risk-factors, improving the 
availability of screening and diagnostic services for under-served 
women, ensuring the quality of services provided to women and 
developing strategies for improved interventions. Because certain 
demographic data are already collected as part of NBCCEDP, the 
additional burden on grantees will be modest.
    There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The 
total estimated annualized burden hours are 2,160.

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                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Table
                                                                                                  Average burden
                             Report                                 Number of     Responses per    per response
                                                                   respondents     respondent       (in hours)
Screening MDE Report...........................................              15               2               16
Intervention MDE Report........................................              15               2                8
Cost Report....................................................              15               2               16
Quarterly Report...............................................              15               4               16

    Dated: December 15, 2006.
Joan F. Karr,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
[FR Doc. E6-21809 Filed 12-20-06; 8:45 am]