About the National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters
The National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters (NACIDD) evaluates issues and programs and provide findings, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, to support and enhance all-hazards public health and medical preparedness, response activities, and recovery aimed at meeting the unique needs of people with disabilities across the entire spectrum of their wellbeing.
The National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities and Disaster (NACIDD or “Committee”) is required by section 2811C of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 300hh-10d), as amended, by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPAIA), Public Law No. 116-22. The NACIDD is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. For the purposes of this charter and the work of the NACIDD, the term “disability” has the meaning given such term in 42 U.S. Code §12102.