The National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD) was created under the authority of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Public Law No. 113-5). The NACCD was established to provide expert advice and consultation to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with respect to the medical and public health needs of children in relation to disasters.
The NACCD shall consist of not more than 15 voting members, including the Chairperson. Total membership shall be an odd number and members shall be appointed by the HHS Secretary from among the Nation’s preeminent scientific, public health, and medical experts in areas consistent with the purpose and functions of the advisory committee.2013 National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters Charter (PDF)Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PDF)National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters, Federal Register Notice, January 16, 2014 (PDF)