The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Secretary announces establishment of the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD). See the notice published in the Federal Register.
The Advisory Committee will provide advice and consultation to the HHS Secretary on pediatric medical disaster planning, preparedness, response, and recovery with respect to the medical and public health needs of children in relation to disasters. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will provide management and administrative oversight to support the activities of the Advisory Committee.
The Office of the Secretary is accepting application submissions from qualified individuals who wish to be considered for membership on the NACCD. Up to 13 new voting members with expertise in pediatric medical disaster planning, preparedness, response, or recovery will be selected for the Committee.
Please visit the NACCD website at phe.gov/naccd for all application submission information and instructions. The application period is from midnight (Eastern Time) May 27 - June 27, 2020.
Watch a brief YouTube video about the opportunity to serve as a voting member of the committee. Additional information, and a link to past documents from the NACCD and the application for committee members, is on the ASPR website.
For further information, please contact: Maxine Kellman, DVM, Ph.D., PMP, Alternate Designated Federal Official for National Advisory Committees, Washington, DC, Office (202) 260-0447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.