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Committee NameNational Advisory Committee on Children and DisastersAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2484
Original Establishment Date12/17/2013Committee StatusPending
Actual Termination Date9/30/2018Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date12/17/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Official
Date Of Renewal Charter12/17/2019Designated Federal Officer PrefixCDR
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jonathan
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority42 U.S.C. § 300hh-10aDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*White
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPh.D., LCSW-C, CPH
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. § 300hh-10aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 510-5019
Effective Date Of Authority*3/13/2013Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The NACCD forms work groups that research a specific issue, gather information from SMEs, develops a set of recommendations and compiles them into a report to the full committee to consider. The full committee meets in a public teleconference to discuss, review and deliberate on a draft report. The full membership votes on the report and if approved the report is submitted to the HHS Secretary for consideration and implementation. The NACCD has eight final reports to date with a total of 86 recommendations.
How is membership balanced?*The NACCD consists of not more than 15 voting members, including the Chair. Total membership shall be an odd number. 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. The HHS Secretary, in consultation with other Secretaries as may be appropriate, may appoint to the NACCD such individuals as may be necessary to perform the functions of the Advisory Committe, which may include: a) The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response b) The Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority c) The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention d) The Commissioner of Food and Drugs e) The Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families f) The Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency g) At least two non-federal health care professional with expertise in pediatric medical disaster planning, preparedness, response, and recovery h) At least two representatives from state, local, territorial, or tribal agencies with expertise in pediatric disaster planning, preparedness, response, or recovery i) Representatives from such federal agencies (such as the Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security) as determined necessary to fulfill the duties of the Advisory Committee.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The NACCD holds at least two public meeting a year and may convene on an as-needed basis at the call or approval of the Secretary or Designated Federal Official. This past year, the NACCD held four public meetings, two were held to vote on draft reports, one to vote to approve two task letters from the interim ASPR and the final meeting was held in-person in Washington DC to hear from several SMEs and members of HHS to provide members with programmatic updates. NACCD meeting are very relevant to their mission.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The NACCD is a unique federal advisory committee. There is no other advisory committee across the federal government that focuses specifically on the needs of children, babies, and teens in natural and man-made disasters. The NACCD is composed of fifteen highly qualified members of the public and the government who bring extensive knowledge, experience and passion to the topic of children and disasters.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksMember Dianne Murphy left the committee on 3/31/2017. This should have been reported on last year's ACR.

Member Susan McCune is reported for the first time this year with start date of 3/31/17. She was inadvertently left off of the FY-17 ACR.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Commentnone
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*89Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe NACCD has finalized eight reports since its inception. These eight reports contain 89 separate and distinct recommendations for the Secretary of HHS to consider for implementation.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*1.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentTo date, two NACCD recommendations are fully implemented. Several activities are ongoing in an effort to implement several others and are reference below as partially implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.80%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Office of the ASPR has ongoing activities that address 23 NACCD recommendations regarding pediatric public health and health care needs in disasters. Many of these activities will be ongoing due to the extensiveness of these recommendations. Four recommendations would require additional programmatic funds to implement. One recommendation was found not able to be implemented. A total of five NACCD reports containing 38 recommendations that have not been reviewed yet. Four of the five reports were recently voted and accepted by the full NACCD prior to the end of the 2018 fiscal year.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact the DFO at or go to the NACCD website located at:
Agency Feedback CommentThe feedback is provided to the NACCD in the form of a acknowledgement letter back to the NACCD chair from the HHS Secretary.Narrative Description*The Public Health Service Act and the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, establish the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD). The NACCD has been created to provide advice and consultation to the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to the medial and public health needs of children in relation to disasters. The Advisory Committee will: a) provide advice and consultation with respect to the activities carried out pursuant to the Public Service Act as applicable and appropriate b) 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 c) provide consultation with respect to state emergency preparedness and response activities for children including related drills and exercises pursuant to preparedness goals d) provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health Human Services with respect to children and medical and public health grants and cooperative agreements as applicable to preparedness and response activities.
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035089National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters2018
 COM-001691National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters2017
 COM-002240National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters2016
 COM-004180National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters2015
 COM-004390National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters2014