May 25, 2023
Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
Thursday, May 25, 2023, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hosting the next meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters (NACSD).
During this meeting, the NACSD will discuss recommendations generated by the Committee for the Secretary of HHS. The first set of recommendations will address actions to be taken to strengthen and improve community readiness, infrastructure, and behavioral health. The NACSD is making its draft recommendations available for review in advance of the upcoming public meeting. The NACSD's findings center on:
- Advancing the dissemination of accessible, available, and usable emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation information, and communication support services.
- Expanding trained community disaster partners.
- Establishing and sustaining Disaster Care Centers of Excellence for Older Adults as a model of care for regional collaboration, virtual support, and specialized guidance.
- 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.
The meeting will have American Sign Language interpretation and live captioning will be provided.
To apply to speak at the meeting, request accessibility accommodations, or ask other questions, email NACSD@hhs.gov.