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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters

The National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD) was established to provide expert advice and consultation to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the medical and public health needs of children in disasters.    Learn More >>

Icon of NACCD introduction video by Michael Anderson Overview of the NACCD by Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson, the first chairperson of the NACCD,  discusses the mission of the NACCD and welcomes public participation.  The NACCD brings together over 15 federal and non-federal experts in pediatric disaster preparedness that are focused on ensuring that children are protected in the face of disasters. Learn More >>
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Public Meetings
NACCD deliberations may result changes in regulations, policies, or guidelines related to the medical and public health needs of children in disasters. ASPR encourages you to attend our meetings, either in person or via teleconference, to stay up to date on the board's activities.   Learn More >>

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Working Groups and Subcommittees
From medical countermeasures to workforce development to coalition building, the board examines a wide range of topics. Learn how the board's working groups improve preparedness for children in disasters.   Learn More >>

Kids and Teamwork Recommendations
NACCD develops recommendations which may inform federal decision making on issues related to children and disasters, including surge capacity, healthcare preparedness and more.    Learn More >>
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Contact Us
The NACCD is excited to engage in a dialogue with the public.  If you have questions or comments about the committee and its findings or other activities, please contact us via the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters comment form.  Submit a Comment >>
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  • This page last reviewed: May 25, 2016