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About the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters

The National Advisory Council on Children and Disasters (NACCD) has been established to provide advice and consultation to the HHS Secretary and/or ASPR on issues related to the medical and public health needs of children as they relate  to disasters.  To fulfil this mission, the NACCD will:
 
  • provide advice and consultation with respect to the activities carried out pursuant to section  2814 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act as applicable and appropriate (42 U.S.C. § 300hh-16);
  • evaluate and provide input with respect to the medical and public needs of children as they relate to preparation for, response to, and recovery from all-hazards emergencies;
  • provide advice and consultation with respect to state emergency preparedness and response activities for children,  including related drills and exercises pursuant to the preparedness goals under section 2802(b) of  the PHS Act (42 U.S.C. § 300hh-1); and
  • provide advice and recommendations to the HHS Secretary with respect to children and the medical and public health grants and cooperative agreements as applicable to preparedness and response activities authorized under Titles III and XXVIII of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C. § 241 et seq.).
The NACCD will 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.
 

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National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD)

  • This page last reviewed: March 24, 2017