Jun 21, 2011

Seeking Nominations for Advisory Council, The National Alzheimer's Project Act

The DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is soliciting nominations for The National Alzheimer's Project Act Advisory Council

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The DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is soliciting nominations for non-Federal members of the Advisory Council.

The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services shall meet quarterly to discuss programs that impact people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their caregivers. The Advisory Council shall make recommendations about ways to reduce the financial impact of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and to improve the health outcomes of people with these conditions. The Advisory Council shall provide feedback on a National Plan for Alzheimer's disease.


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DATES: Submit nominations by e-mail or USPS mail before COB on June 30,
2011.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Helen Lamont at
helen.lamont@hhs.gov; Helen Lamont, Ph.D., Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Room 424E Humphrey Building,
Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW.,
Washington, DC 20201.

SUMMARY: The National Alzheimer's Project Act, Public Law 111-375 (42
U.S.C. 11225), requires that the Secretary of Health and Human Services
(HHS) establish the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and
Services. The Advisory Council is governed by provisions of Public Law
92-463 (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the
formation and use of advisory committees. The Secretary of HHS has
determined that establishment of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's
Research, Care, and Services is desirable to provide advice and
consultation to the Secretary on how to prevent or reduce the burden of
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias on people with the disease
and their caregivers. The Secretary signed the charter establishing the
Advisory Council on May 23, 2011. HHS is soliciting nominations for
non-Federal members of the Advisory Council. Nominations should include
the nominee's contact information (current mailing address, e-mail
address, and telephone number) and a current curriculum vitae or
resume.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Lamont (202) 690-7996,
helen.lamont@hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's
Research, Care, and Services shall meet quarterly to discuss programs
that impact people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and
their caregivers. The Advisory Council shall make recommendations about
ways to reduce the financial impact of Alzheimer's disease and related
dementias and to improve the health outcomes of people with these
conditions. The Advisory Council shall provide feedback on a National
Plan for Alzheimer's disease. On an annual basis, the Advisory Council
shall evaluate the implementation of the recommendations through an
updated national plan.

The Advisory Council shall consist of at least 22 members. Ten
members will be designees from Federal agencies including the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, Administration on Aging, Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Indian Health Service, Office of
the Director of the National Institutes of Health, National Science
Foundation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Food and Drug
Administration, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the
Surgeon General.

The Advisory Council shall also consist of 12 non-federal members
selected by the Secretary who are Alzheimer's patient advocates (2),
Alzheimer's caregivers (2), health care providers (2), representatives
of State health departments (2), researchers with Alzheimer's-related
expertise in basic, translational, clinical, or drug development
science (2), and voluntary health association representatives (2). The
Secretary shall appoint one of the members to serve as the Chair.
Members shall be invited to serve for overlapping 4 year terms, except
that any member appointed to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term shall
be appointed for the remainder of such term. A member may serve after
the expiration of the member's term until a successor has taken office.
Members will serve as Special Government Employees.

Dated: June 3, 2011.
Sherry Glied,
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.



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