Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
The National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD) was established to provide advice and consultation to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary and/or the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) on issues related to the medical and public health needs of children as they relate to disasters. The NACCDis comprised of federal and non-federal experts in pediatric disaster preparedness to make recommendations to HHS that are focused on ensuring this vulnerable and substantial portion of the nation’s population is protected during public health emergencies or disasters.
To accomplish this mission, the NACCD:
The NACCD consists 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.
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