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Mar 7 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking nominations for membership on the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Health Equity Workgroup (HEW). The HEW will consist of approximately 15 members who are experts in fields associated with health equity; public health science and practice; public health policy development, analysis, and implementation. Nominations for membership on the HEW workgroup must be received no later than March 17, 2022.
 
The purpose of the ACD, CDC is to advise the Secretary, HHS, and the Director, CDC, on policy and broad strategies that will enable CDC to fulfill its mission of protecting health through health promotion, prevention, and preparedness. The ACD, CDC consists of up to 15 non-federal members, including the Chair, knowledgeable in areas pertinent to the CDC mission, such as health policy, public health, global health, preparedness, preventive medicine, the faith-based and community-based sector, and allied fields.
 
The establishment and formation of the HEW is to provide input to the ACD, CDC on agency-wide activities related to the scope and implementation of CDC's CORE (an acronym for C-cultivate comprehensive health equity science, O-optimize interventions, R-reinforce and expand robust partnerships, and E-enhance capacity and workforce diversity and inclusion) strategy around health equity. The HEW membership will be comprised of approximately 15 members. It will be chaired by two current ACD, CDC Special Government Employees. HEW co-chairs will present their findings, observations, and work products at one or more ACD, CDC meetings for discussion, deliberation, and decisions (final recommendations to CDC).

HEW members will serve terms ranging from six months to one year and be required to attend HEW meetings approximately 1-2 times per month (virtually or in-person), and contribute time in between meetings for research, consultation, discussion, and writing assignments.

Nominations are being sought for individuals who have the expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the committee's/workgroup's objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the fields of health equity; public health science and practice; public health policy development, analysis, and implementation.  
 
Nominations may be submitted by the candidate him or herself, or by the person/organization recommending the candidate.
 
FR notice: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-04690

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