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NACCD Overview, Governance and Authorities

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 NACCD comprises 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 populationis protected in the public health emergencies or disasters.

To accomplish this mission, the NACCD:

  • provides 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);

  • evaluates and provides 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;

  • provides 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

  • provides 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  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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YouTube Video: Introduction to the National Advisory Council on Children and Disasters (NACCD)

National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD)

  • This page last reviewed: September 21, 2017