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Public Meeting: May 25, 2023

National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters

Recommendations from the NACSD

The NACSD is making its draft recommendations available for review in advance of our upcoming public meeting. The NACSD's findings center on: 

  1. advancing the dissemination of accessible, available, and usable emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation information and communication support services; 
  2. expanding trained community disaster partners; 
  3. establishing and sustaining Disaster Care Centers of Excellence for Older Adults as a model of care for regional collaboration, virtual support, and specialized guidance; and 
  4. capitalizing on the opportunity to expand the existing Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) Program with dedicated resources and additional employees to advocate for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery planning across the long-term care continuum.

Read the Recommendations

During this meeting, the NACSD will discuss recommendations, generated by the Committee, for the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The first set of recommendations will address actions to be taken to strengthen and improve community readiness, infrastructure, and behavioral health.

Register to Address the NACSD

The NACSD is inviting key stakeholder groups to address the Committee on issues related to older adults and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. We are especially interested in comments from representatives of academia, professional groups, advocacy organizations, or U.S. state, tribal, territorial, or local governments.

The NACSD invites those interested in making remarks to request a maximum of three minutes to address the Committee in person via Zoom. 

  • Request Deadline: May 22, 2023

  • Key Stakeholder Groups: Individuals who are involved in or represent academic institutions, professional groups, advocacy organizations, or state, tribal, territorial, or local governments.

  • Time Limit: To ensure that the NACSD has the opportunity to hear multiple perspectives from our stakeholders, we are limiting comments to 3 minutes per speaker or group.

  • How to Apply: Please send your request to present before the committee to and include the name of the speaker, organization, and a full explanation of the intended comments
  • Presentation Format: Speakers may send slides ahead of time, but those slides will not be broadcast to the public. Each speaker will have audio only. Captioning and sign language interpreters will be provided for this event.