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HHS - 10726 - National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities - Statutory (Congress Created)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health DisparitiesAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2021Committee Number10726
Original Establishment Date11/22/2000Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nimhd.nih.gov/about/advCouncil.html
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*21
Current Charter Date8/8/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Senior Advisor, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Date Of Renewal Charter8/8/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Joyce
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameAnn
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Hunter
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixDr.
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 285t(j), section 464z-3(j) of the PHSADesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 402-1366
Effective Date Of Authority*11/22/2000Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-402-7040
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*joyce.hunter@nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Advisory Council provides advice to the Secretary and to the Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) on matters relating to the conduct and support of research, training, health information dissemination, and on other programs that address minority health and other health disparity conditions. In addition, the Council advises on matters relating to improving the visibility of minority health and other health disparities research and on expanding the role of this research in learning why some groups have disproportionately high rates of disease. The Council accomplishes its charge in a number of ways, one of which includes priority setting - identifying gaps in research and public health needs as related to the burden of disease among minority populations. Compelling evidence documents the disparate health status of segments of the American population, the most striking of which include a shorter life expectancy, higher rates of cancer, birth defects, infant mortality, asthma, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The Council also assists the NIMHD in prioritizing the initiatives submitted by the NIH institutes and centers for consideration for support by the NIMHD. And finally, the Council reviews applications for grants and cooperative agreements for research and training and recommends approval of applications for projects, which show promise of making valuable contributions to human knowledge. The NIMHD Council recommended 1,131 applications in the amount of $949,016,152.
How is membership balanced?*The Council consists of 16 members appointed by the Secretary, and 5 nonvoting ex officio members: the Secretary, the Director, NIH, the Director, NIMHD, the Chief Medical Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (or their designees). Membership also includes a nonvoting representative from the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Members are scientists and health professionals with expertise in clinical and basic research in a broad range of areas and with professional experience in areas related to minority health research and other health disparity conditions. Members are also from the general public and include leaders in the fields of public policy, law, health policy, economics, and management. Membership on the committee is also guided by the overall racial and ethnic composition of the nation. The goal is to ensure an equitable representation on the Council of each of the racial and ethnic minority groups that are identified in guidance provided by the Office of Management and Budget. However, issues such as geographic distribution of potential members as well as group demographics combine to impact membership balance.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings are held not less than three times each fiscal year. The National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NACMHD) met on February 3-4, 2020, May 12, 2020, and September 3-4, 2020. The Council assists the NIMHD in 1) prioritizing the projects to be funded in the fiscal year and 2) planning future activities based on review of progress of previous year activities, discussion of proposed new initiatives, and identification of gaps in research and/or training.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities was established by the passage of the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education Act of 2000, Public Law 106-525, which was signed by the President of the United States on November 22, 2000. Within the Act, it empowered the Secretary to establish an advisory council to advise, assist, consult with, and make recommendations to the Director, NIMHD on matters relating to the activities of NIMHD. In particular, the Council assists the NIMHD with priority setting and with prioritizing which initiatives the NIMHD should fund annually. The Council effectively serves as the second level of review, which is a key component of the NIH Peer Review System. The Council also offers advice and makes recommendations on policy and program development, program implementation, evaluation, and other matters of significance to the mission and goals of the respective Institutes or Centers.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities were partially closed to the public for the review of grant applications. Sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act permit the closing of meetings where discussion could reveal confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material and personal information, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
Recommendation RemarksCommittee Function: Other - National Scientific and Advisory.

Reports: This committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.


Ex Officio Members:The term start date for Eliseo Perez-Stable was reported incorrectly on the FY19 ACR and has been changed to 5/13/19. The term end date for Cara Krulewitch was reported incorrectly on the FY19 ACR. Her term ended on 7/2/2019. As such, she is not included on the FY20 ACR. Donald Shell was inadvertently not included on the FY19 ACR.

Members: Fernando Sanchez Mendoza and Gregory Talavera were administratively extended to 8/26/2020. As such, term of service end dates are different than what was reported on the FY19 ACR.

The designated federal official is the same as the decision maker based on delegations of authority and assigned duties in the Office of the Director, NIMHD.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentAn action of “approved” or “recommended” for grants receiving review by this Council does not infer that the grant will be or has been funded. Research grant applications submitted to NIH must go through a two-step review process that includes the initial peer review for scientific and technical merit and a second step of review and approval by a National Advisory Council that includes program relevance. In addition, prior to an award or funding being made, NIH staff must conduct an administrative review for a number of other considerations. These include alignment with NIH’s funding principles, review of the project budget, assessment of the applicant’s management systems, determination of applicant eligibility, and compliance with public policy requirements. After all these steps have been completed, NIH officials make funding decisions on individual grant applications.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed1,131
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended1,131
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$949,016,152.00
Cost Savings CommentNIH-supported basic and clinical research accomplishments often take many years to unfold into new diagnostic tests and new ways to treat and prevent diseases.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*21,352Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentN/AAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentInformation on the research funded by NIH is available through the RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool) website. RePORT provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities that advance the mission of the NIH, including information on NIH expenditures, strategic plans, reports on NIH funding, and reports on the organization and people involved in NIH research and research training. The RePORT website is located at http://report.nih.gov.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentInformation on the research funded by NIH is available through the RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool) website. RePORT provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities that advance the mission of the NIH, including information on NIH expenditures, strategic plans, reports on NIH funding, and reports on the organization and people involved in NIH research and research training. The RePORT website is located at http://report.nih.gov.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Minutes, written reports, and oral presentations.Narrative Description*The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad helping in the training of research investigators and fostering communication of medical and health sciences information. Section 492 of the Public Health Service Act states that The Secretary....shall by regulation require appropriate technical and scientific peer review of--(A) applications... and (B)... biomedical and behavioral research and development contracts... The NACMHD provides second level peer review, makes recommendations for support of grants, contracts proposals, and cooperative agreements advises on policy development, program implementation and evaluation and identifies research needs of the NIMHD.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Health
Health Care
Medicine
Health and Health Research
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-038721National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2020
 COM-036604National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2019
 COM-034808National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2018
 COM-002004National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2017
 COM-002288National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2016
 COM-003824National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2015
 COM-004541National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2014
 COM-006162National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2013
 COM-006589National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2012
 COM-008382National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2011
 COM-008757National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2010
 COM-010377National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2009
 COM-010716National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2008
 COM-011889National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2007
 COM-012818National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2006
 COM-013973National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2005
 COM-014770National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2004
 COM-015899National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2003
 COM-016766National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2002
 COM-017965National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities2001