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May 19 -- Nomination period extended to May 27, 2022. https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-10791

May 4 -- 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) Data and Surveillance Workgroup (DSW). The DSW will consist of approximately 15 members who are experts in fields associated with public health science and practice; policy development, analysis, and implementation; and surveillance and informatics. Nominations for membership on the DSW workgroup must be received no later than May 16, 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 DSW is to provide input to the ACD, CDC on agency-wide activities related to the scope and implementation of CDC's data modernization strategy across the agency, ultimately playing a key role in the agency's work with public health, healthcare, and academic and private sector partners and with the promotion of equity. The DSW membership will consist of approximately 15 members. It will be co-chaired by two current ACD, CDC Special Government Employees. The DSW 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).

DSW members will serve terms ranging from six months to one year and be required to attend DSW meetings approximately 1-2 times per month (virtually or in person), and contribute time 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 public health science and practice; public health preparedness and response; public health policy development, analysis, and implementation; public health surveillance and informatics; data analysis, data science, and forecasting; health information technology; and healthcare delivery from jurisdictional government agencies, non-government organizations, academia, and the private sector.

To ensure a diverse workgroup composition, nominees with front line and field experience at the local, state, tribal, and territorial levels are encouraged to apply. This includes nominees with experience working for, and with, community-based organizations and other non-profit organizations. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Selection of members is based on candidates' qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of the DSW's objectives.

ACD webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/about/advisory-committee-director/information.html
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-09538

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