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Strengthen FDA Capacity to address minority health and health disparities across the agency

Description: Examine current process to enhance diversity of applicant pool

Accomplishment: FDA minority health staff have identified and implemented a new process for diversifying the pool of applicants for advisory committee positions. Minority health staff has worked with the FDA Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff (ACOMS) as well as Center representatives to develop a format for tracking the diversity of advisory committee participants. These groups will work continue to collaborate on internal and external outreach activities targeted at increasing the diversity of advisory committee participants. Having diverse members serve on these committees ensures that a variety of perspectives and backgrounds are reflected in advisory committee meeting discussions and recommendations.

A. Promote the participation of minority health professionals in FDA programs and activities

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

1. Propose process for diversifying applicant pool within FDA

12/1/2010

Completed 12/1/2010

2. Presentation to FDA Center Directors on Enhancing Diversity Initiative

12/13/2010

Completed 12/13/2010

3. Develop internal tracking format for Enhancing Diversity vacancies

12/15/2010

Completed 12/15/2010

4. Engage various stakeholder groups for recruitment of potential candidates

5/5/2011

Completed Ongoing

B. Develop internal OMH Steering Committee to guide programming

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

1. Indentify steering committee members

10/15/2010

Completed Ongoing

2. Convene quarterly meetings

1/19/2011

Completed Ongoing

C. Raise Agency awareness about the intersection of health disparities and regulatory science

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

1. Develop and launch FDA webinar on health disparities

4/28/2011

Completed 4/21/2012

2. Develop proposal for lectureship series

12/1/2011

Completed 12/11/2011

3. Review and approve proposal

3/31/2012

Completed 2/15/2012

4. Define lectureship topics and confirm speakers for FY12

3/31/2012

Completed 3/1/2012

5. Launch FY12 lectureship series

9/30/2012

Completed 4/9/2012

6. Define FY13 lectureship topics and confirm speakers

12/31/2012

On Track

7. Launch FY13 lectureship series

9/30/2012

On Track

Key Projects Legend

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CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
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On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.

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