86 FR 33 pg. 10587 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Type: NOTICEVolume: 86Number: 33Page: 10587
FR document: [FR Doc. 2021-03524 Filed 2-19-21; 8:45 am]
Agency: Health and Human Services Department
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Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS


Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services .


Notice of a virtual meeting.


As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA or the Council) will be holding the 70th full Council meeting utilizing virtual technology on March 8-March 9, 2021.


The meeting will be held on Monday, March 8 and Tuesday, March 9, 2021, from approximately 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET) on both days. This meeting will be conducted utilizing virtual technology.


Instructions on attending this meeting virtually will be posted one week prior to the meeting at: https://www.hiv.gov/federal-response/pacha/about-pacha.


Ms. Caroline Talev, MPA, Public Health Analyst, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, 330 C Street SW, Room L609A, Washington, DC 20024; (202) 795-7622 or PACHA@hhs.gov. Additional information can be obtained by accessing the Council's page on the HIV.gov site at www.hiv.gov/pacha.


PACHA was established by Executive Order 12963, dated June 14, 1995, as amended by Executive Order 13009, dated June 14, 1996 and is currently operating under the authority given in Executive Order 13889, dated September 27, 2019. The Council was established to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention and care of HIV infection and AIDS. The functions of the Council are solely advisory in nature.

The Council consists of not more than 25 members. Council members are selected from prominent community leaders with particular expertise in, or knowledge of, matters concerning HIV and AIDS, public health, global health, philanthropy, marketing or business, as well as other national leaders held in high esteem from other sectors of society. Council members are appointed by the Secretary or designee, in consultation with the White House. The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting and PACHA members would like to hear from you, specifically:

(1) What are the most meaningful actions that can be taken to implement the HIV National Strategic Plan and improve implementation of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative at the national level and in your community to meet the goal of ending HIV; and

(2) How can domestic HIV/AIDS programs better meet the needs of underserved communities and address the systemic barriers that communities face in order to achieve the goals of the President's Executive Order Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities? The Executive Order can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/20/executive-order-advancing-racial-equity-and-support-for-underserved-communities-through-the-federal-government/.

Pre-registration is required to provide public comment during the meeting. To pre-register to attend or to provide public comment, please send an email to PACHA@hhs.gov and include your name, organization, and title by close of business Monday, March 1, 2021. If you decide you would like to provide public comment but do not pre-register, you may submit your written statement by emailing PACHA@hhs.gov by close of business Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The meeting agenda will be posted on the PACHA page on HIV.gov at https://www.hiv.gov/federal-response/pacha/about-pacha prior to the meeting.

Dated: February 11, 2021.

B. Kaye Hayes,

Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services.

[FR Doc. 2021-03524 Filed 2-19-21; 8:45 am]