A National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention, and Management of Infertility
The notice of “A National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention, and Management of Infertility” was published today in the Federal Register. It is now available for public review and comments at http://www.regulations.gov/ under Docket Number CDC-2012-0004. The comment period will be open for 30 days, closing on June 15, 2012.
CDC welcomes comments from individuals, organizations, research programs, professional associations, and non-Federal agencies including state, local, and tribal authorities. This also includes stakeholders representing those who are (or could be) affected by infertility.
You may submit comments using either of two options:
1. Internet: Visit http://www.regulations.gov/ and type the Docket No. CDC-2012-0004 into the search box. Click the link to the National Action Plan in the search results list. From here, you can click the Docket ID: CDC-2012-0004 near the top of the page to read the National Action Plan. You can also view the Federal Register notice and submit your comments.
2. Mail: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, Attn: National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention, and Management of Infertility, Docket No. CDC-2012-0004, 4770 Buford Highway NE., Mailstop K-34, Atlanta, Georgia, 30341.
Important information regarding privacy: Submissions must include the agency name and Docket No. CDC-2012-0004. All relevant comments received at http://www.regulations.gov/ will be posted publicly without change, including any personal or proprietary information provided. However, you are not required to enter your contact information or any other identifying information to submit comments.
Public Inspection: Written comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2012-0004, 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 2900 Woodcock Blvd., Atlanta, Georgia 30341. Please call ahead to 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) and ask for a representative from the Division of Reproductive Health to schedule your visit. Comments may also be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/.
Questions: Please contact CDC using our toll-free telephone number (800-232-4636) or email (email@example.com). We cannot accept comments by telephone or email.
For more information, visit CDC's Division of Reproductive Health Web site at: www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth
About CDC's Division of Reproductive Health
VisionOptimal reproductive health for a healthy future.
MissionThe CDC's Division of Reproductive Health's (DRH) mission is to promote optimal and equitable health in women and infants through public health surveillance, research, leadership, and partnership to move science to practice.
GoalsImprove women's reproductive health from menarche through menopause.
Improve pregnancy health and care.
Improve fetal, newborn, and infant health.
OverviewThe Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) is a part of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). With fiscal year (FY) 2011 funding of $44 million, DRH has about 140 employees, including several maternal and child health epidemiologists and research professionals in the field.
Safe motherhood begins before conception with proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle and continues with appropriate prenatal care and the prevention and treatment of complications when possible. The ideal result is a full-term pregnancy without unnecessary interventions, the delivery of a healthy infant, and a healthy postpartum period in a positive environment that supports the physical and emotional needs of the woman, infant, and family. To enhance the ability of others to identify and address male and female reproductive issues and infant health issues, DRH provides technical assistance, consultation, and training worldwide. To better understand the burden of maternal complications and mortality and to decrease disparities among populations at risk of death and complications from pregnancy, DRH supports national and state-based surveillance systems to monitor trends and investigate health issues; conducts epidemiologic, behavioral, demographic, and health services research; and works with partners to translate research findings into health care practice, public health policy, and health promotion strategies.
- Surveillance: Monitor the burden of disease, risk factors, preventive services, and other associated factors.
- Research: Support health research that contributes to effective, evidence-based and informed public health practices, programs, and policies.
- Science to Practice: Develop and implement strategies that ensure scientific research is applied through effective public health programs, practices, and policies.
- Strategic Partnerships: Develop and leverage partnerships to move science to practice.
- Capacity Building, Preparedness, and Response: Assist agencies and organizations to develop their capacity to implement surveillance, research, best practices, and respond during disasters and outbreaks.
- Technical and Operational Support: Develop efficient internal processes, operations, communications, and systems to better serve the public.