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Scott Needle, MD - Introduction to NACCD: Alternative Description for Time-Based Media

The following is a text alternative description for the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD) video.

Dr. Scott Needle, NACCD Chairperson, is shown in front of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) logo illuminated background. Dr. Needle begins to speak and the video continues this way the entire time.

Hello, I’m Dr. Scott Needle. And I have the honor of being the current chair of the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters or the NACCD.

The NACCD provides advice directly to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on comprehensive planning and policies to meet the unique medical and public health needs of children before, during and after a disaster or other public health emergency. With 14 colleagues from government, academia, non-governmental organizations and health care, we proudly serve on this federal advisory committee to focus on ensuring the safety and well-being of our nation’s children in the wake of disasters. Their safety and their well-being is vital to establishing and maintaining resiliency in our communities. A nation ready to meet the needs of children is ready to meet the needs of everyone in the whole community.

I urge you to learn more about how we all can protect the health and well-being of children from disasters. And, I hope you will take few minutes to learn more about our federal advisory committee and the important work that we are doing.

We hold meetings open to the public. You can listen to many of our deliberations, and we encourage you to contribute your opinions and thoughts on the issues that we are discussing. Start learning more about the committee by visiting www.PHE.gov and searching for NACCD. When it comes to protecting the health of our nation’s children, we should all be involved.

The video concludes with the Department of Health and Human Services logo and caption, “Produced at U.S. taxpayer expense” along with an audio voiceover, “Produced at U.S. taxpayer expense at the Department of Health and Human Services”.

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  • This page last reviewed: August 03, 2018