The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) works with the nation’s top emergency responders to develop plans, policies, and strategies for government, corporate, and institutional clients that ensure the safety of citizens in the event of natural or man-made catastrophes.

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In 1998, Andrew Wakefield and twelve co-authors published an article in the highly regarded scientific journal, The Lancet, associating the combined Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine with gastrointestinal issues that could, in turn cause a... More
CHHS has been expanding our expertise since the Spring edition of our newsletter - learn more about our recent projects in the Fall 2013 Newsletter. Printed copies have been distributed to our contacts across the country. If you are interested in... More
By Bonnie Portis, CHHS Extern  After action reports stemming from both natural and man-made disasters over the past decade have demonstrated a recurring problem – the inability of medical providers to ensure adequate continuity of care... More
University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) Founder and Director Michael Greenberger, also Professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (UM Carey Law), has been formally appointed to the... More
When a major disaster strikes a community, there are more than just first responder rescue efforts to consider.  Notification and reunification of family members during and after a mass casualty event is a key part of emergency management,... More


After a catastrophe, state and local government agencies must face emergency situations that arise with a robust plan for the continuity of government.


Without a continuity plan in place, businesses may find themselves unable to meet the needs of their clients during and after a significant emergency.


Preparedness is crucial to institutional organizations; they provide much-needed services to the public, and often work with governments during emergencies.