On March 30, the new National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters (NACIDD) and the National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters held a joint inaugural public meeting. Committee members were sworn in with remarks from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the HHS Administration for Community Living.
The purpose of the NACIDD is to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities by evaluating issues and programs and providing recommendations to support and enhance public health, medical preparedness, and emergency response activities. The NACIDD advises the Secretary of HHS on actions related to disasters and emergencies. To read more about the inaugural meeting, see the meeting agenda.
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