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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-6100]
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
[Docket No. CDC-2011-0002]
Draft Action Plan--A Public Health Action Plan To Combat
AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of
Health and Human Services (DHHS).
ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment.
SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located
within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is publishing
this notice requesting public comment on the draft A Public Health
Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance. HHS/CDC is publishing
this notice on behalf of the HHS Interagency Task Force on
Antimicrobial Resistance. The draft Action Plan and supporting
documents can be found at http://www.regulations.gov.
DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 15, 2011.
Comments received after April 15, 2011 will be considered to the
fullest extent possible.
ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to the following address:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for
Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Division of Healthcare
Quality Promotion, Office of Antimicrobial Resistance, Attn:
Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan, Docket No. CDC-2011-0002, 1600
Clifton Rd., NE., Mailstop A-07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333.
You may also submit written comments electronically to: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received will be posted publicly
without change, including any personal or proprietary information
provided. To download an electronic version of the plan, access http://www.regulations.gov.
Written comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2011-0002 will be
available for public inspection Monday through Friday, except for legal
holidays, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, at 1600
Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Please call ahead to (404)
639-4000 and ask for a representative from the Office of Antimicrobial
Resistance to schedule your visit. Comments may also be viewed at
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Wolf, Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic
Infectious Diseases, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Office
of Antimicrobial Resistance; 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop A-07,
Atlanta, Georgia 30333, (404) 639-4000.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The HHS Interagency Task Force on
Antimicrobial Resistance (hereafter referred to as the Task Force) was
created in 1999 to coordinate the activities of Federal agencies in
addressing antimicrobial resistance (AR) in recognition of the
increasing importance of AR as a public health threat. The Task Force
is co-chaired by
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The
Task Force also includes the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(AHRQ), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the HHS Office of
the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS/ASPR), the
Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Defense (DoD), the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Environmental Protection
In 2001, the Task Force developed an initial Action Plan, outlining
specific issues, goals, and actions important for addressing the
problem of AR. This document, entitled A Public Health Action Plan to
Combat Antimicrobial Resistance, Part I: Domestic Issues, reflected a
broad-based consensus of participating Federal agencies, which was
reached with individual input from State and local health agencies,
universities, professional societies, pharmaceutical companies,
healthcare delivery organizations, agricultural producers, consumer
groups, and other members of the public. Continued collaboration with
these partners has been vital to achieving successful implementation of
the Action Plan.
This draft document, A Public Health Action Plan to Combat
Antimicrobial Resistance, is a revision of the 2001 interagency action
plan. The revised Action Plan provides an updated blueprint for
specific, coordinated Federal action to address emerging threats in AR.
The document covers a broad spectrum of AR issues, addressing
resistance in a wide range of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi, and
parasites) and settings (human medicine, veterinary medicine,
agriculture, animal production, and others).
The Action Plan includes action items organized into four focus
areas: Surveillance, Prevention and Control, Research, and Product
Development. The Action Plan contains specific action items, projects,
and implementation steps. Wherever possible, action items are populated
with specific projects or implementation steps to provide greater
specificity for planned Federal activities. The action items, projects,
and implementation steps do not represent an exhaustive list of
Dated: March 11, 2011.
Deputy Associate Director for Science, Centers for Disease Control and
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