February 28, 2018

F2F FEEDBACK SURVEY FROM THE HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT


On February 21, 2018, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published a Notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on the new Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F) Feedback Surveys. As described in the Notice, HRSA has developed feedback surveys to determine the extent to which F2F HICs provide service to families of CYSHCN and health professionals who serve such families. This Notice was published pursuant to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which requires agencies to estimate the paperwork burden associated with its collection of information.

HRSA specifically requests comments on:

(1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions

(2) The accuracy of the estimated burden of completing the survey

(3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected

(4) The use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.

The Notice does not include the actual survey on which comments are being solicited. Directions for obtaining the survey and submitting comments can be found in the Notice. Family Voices will get a copy of the survey, distribute it to the F2Fs, and compile comments from F2Fs that wish to provide them. Anyone can submit individual comments as well. Comments are due April 23, 2018.