Please join Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O’Connell along with Assistant Secretary for Aging and Acting Administrator for Community Living Alison Barkoff, Wednesday, March 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET for the inaugural meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters (NACSD) and National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters (NACIDD).
Advanced registration for this meeting is required and can be accessed, along with additional meeting information, through the online event page.
During this joint meeting, committee members will be sworn into service and begin a national discussion with federal subject matter experts on the challenges, opportunities, and priorities in meeting the unique health needs of older adult populations and people with disabilities during and after disasters and public health emergencies.
The agenda includes time to hear from the public. The floor will be open to hear as many relevant comments as possible. To learn how to request a speaking time, please visit our event page. Meeting materials also will be made publicly available through that page. You can send questions about the NACSD to NACSD@hhs.gov and questions about the NACIDD to NACIDD@hhs.gov.
The National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters (NACSD) and the National Advisory Committee on Individuals With Disabilities and Disasters (NACIDD), or Committees, were established by sections 2811B and 2811C, respectively, of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended by the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPAIA) of 2019. The Committees are governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the General Services Administration FACA Final Rule. The Committees evaluate issues and programs and provide findings, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS to support and enhance all-hazards public health and medical preparedness, response, and recovery. The NACSD provides focus on the unique needs of older adults, while the NACIDD focuses on helping HHS meet the needs of people with disabilities (PWD). The Secretary of HHS has formally delegated authority to operate the NACSD and the NACIDD to ASPR.
Dr. Maxine Kellman, NACSD Designated Federal Official, 202-260-0447, NACSD@hhs.gov; Tabinda Burney, NACIDD Designated Federal Official, 202-699-1779, NACIDD@hhs.gov. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, DC.
Learn more and register at the ASPR website