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Advisory Committees

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) oversees 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees.

Advisory Committee on Blood & Tissue Safety & Availability (ACBTSA)

Advises and makes recommendations on the Department’s broad responsibilities related to the safety of blood, blood products, organs, and tissues.

Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH)

Advises on ways to improve the health of minority populations through HHS program activities.

Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, & Integrative and Public Health

Advises the National Prevention Health Promotion and Public Health Council; provides assistance to the Council for carrying out its mission.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC)

Advises on issues related to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee 2015 (DGAC)

Reviews the current scientific and medical knowledge and provides recommendations for the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines.

National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC)

Advises on matters related to National Vaccine Program Office responsibilities.

2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee

Advises on the development of the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG).

Presidential Advisory Council on Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB)

Advises on programs and policies implementing and evaluating the executive order to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA)

Advises on programs and policies related to HIV/AIDS prevention and research.

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (PCSBI)

Advises on ethical issues related to advances in biomedical science and technology.

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN)

Advises on issues related to fitness, sports and nutrition in America.

Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP)

Advises on issues and topics pertaining to or associated with the protection of human research subjects.

Secretary’s Healthy People 2030 Advisory Committee

Advises on the Healthy People 2030 mission statement, vision statement, framework and organizational structure.
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Content last reviewed on March 21, 2016
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