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Oct 19 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) invites public comments to OMB by November 18, 2021 regarding the Teen and Parent Surveys of Health (TAPS). This one-time data collection will be conducted via a contract with NORC at the University of Chicago and its national online panel survey, AmeriSpeaks.
 
Documenting health-related risk behaviors and experiences and health outcomes of young people through routine surveillance is a critical component of DASH's prevention efforts. Another component of DASH's efforts to improve adolescent health is observational research to inform its school-based programmatic strategies. This type of research serves to inform priority settings and sub-populations for intervention, as well as specific intervention strategies. These TAPS data will allow DASH to refine existing strategies for funded school district partners to improve the quality of their programs and services to prevent HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy among adolescents, as well as improve mental health, sexual health, and other adolescent health outcomes ( e.g., substance use, violence victimization).

Data will be used to inform DASH's key school-based programmatic strategies of improving family- and school-level protective factors, bolstering health education, and increasing adolescent access to quality health services. This observational research complements and extends DASH's ongoing surveillance efforts through the Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillances System (YRBSS) (OMB Control No. 0920-0493, Exp. 11/30/2023), which provides key national estimates of adolescent health risk behaviors and health outcomes, by providing a deeper dive into individual, family, and school factors that positively associate with adolescent behaviors and health outcomes. Collecting this observational data provides the opportunity to examine untested associations of protective factors, health education experiences, and health service use (immediate outcomes of DASH strategies) with mental health, sexual health, and substance use outcomes.     
 
The target population for the Teen and Parent Surveys of Health is teens age 15 to 19 and parents of teens age 15 to 17. After OMB approval, NORC will select a probability based subsample of parents of teens age 15 to 17 and their teens age 15 to 17 from the 40,000-household AmeriSpeak Panel and a fresh ABS sample to reach 900 paired teen-parent dyad survey interviews. Following the same methods NORC will also select a probability based sample of teens age 18 to 19 to reach 600 interviews.
 
TAPS package to OMB: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202110-0920-002 Click on IC List for survey instruments, View Supporting Statement for technical documentation. Submit comments through this site.
FR notice inviting comment to OMB: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/10/19/2021-22696/agency-forms-undergoing-paperwork-reduction-act-review     
 
Point of contact:  Nicole Liddon, PhD, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Research Application and Evaluation Branch, Atlanta, GA nel6@cdc.gov   
 
For AEA members wishing to submit comments to OMB, "A Primer on How to Respond to Calls for Comment on Federal Data Collections" is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/content/file?id=5806

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