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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The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), boasts a wide array of experts among faculty, staff, and students, while also producing research that contributes to medical breakthroughs, best practices, and future educational courses on a daily basis... More
The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS), a non-profit consulting and academic group, has been awarded a year long contract with the Prince George’s County Health Department (PGCHD) to support local emergency... More
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By CHHS Research Assistant Laura Merkey Hosting a World Cup is expensive – among other costs, the infrastructure and security needed to prepare the 12 host cities for the roughly 800,000 fans expected to flood into Brazil this summer has cost... 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.