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Legal Experience Boosts CHHS Expertise

September 15, 2014
The Daily Record

CHHS Public Health Program Manager Trudy Henson, JD, and Senior Law and Policy Analyst Markus Rauschecker, JD, - both graduates of the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law - were interviewed by the Maryland Daily Record for an article exploring the benefits of using a legal background to inform policy in the field of homeland security.

Regardless of International Public Health Emergency Declaration Decision, U.S. Should Remain Vigilant in Preparing for Ebola

As the Ebola outbreak death toll rises to over 900 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) leaders are convening an emergency meeting to address what could become a much larger outbreak of the virus.

Resiliency is the Name of the Game

By CHHS Research Assistant Mona Qureshi

CHHS Interoperability Expertise Brings First Consultation for Nationwide Public Safety Network to Maryland

July 29, 2014

Today’s meeting between the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and Maryland’s executive leadership was the result, in part, of dedication and expertise provided by the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS).  A non-profit consulting and academic group, CHHS has supported Maryland’s efforts in

World Cup Security Woes Spurs Crowd-Sourced Innovation

By CHHS Research Assistant Laura Merkey

UM Center for Health and Homeland Security Appoints New Public Health Program Manager

June 19, 2014

Seasoned emergency management professional Trudy Henson, JD, has been named Public Health Program Manager for the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS).  Led by Founder and Director Michael Greenberger, CHHS is a leading consulting agency known by public health clients for melding hands on experience with academic best practices.  

Text to 9-1-1 Provides Additional Public Safety Contact Method Where Available

It's not a surprising number from the National Emergency Number Association: 70 to 80 percent of the calls that most of the 9-1-1 centers across the country now receive are from mobile phones.

Emergency Management Planning

Planning and policy development are the basis for well organized, efficient emergency responses.  Whether facing an imminent man-made or natural threat, improving the flow of communications among first responders, addressing functional needs and resources, or honing continuity to maintain essential functions following a major catastrophe, CHHS can help.  Establishing roles, standard operating procedures, and identifying funds and available resources are all steps your organization can take BEFORE disaster strikes.  

Learn more about each of our Planning services:

Continuity of Government Planning

Continuity of Operations Planning

Emergency Operations Planning

Critical Infrastructure Protection Planning

Functional Needs Population Planning

Grants Writing & Management

Interoperability Planning & Program Management

Mass Evacuation & Sheltering Planning

Resource Management Planning

Public Safety Support


Regional Partners Come Together to Test Maryland’s Mass Casualty Response

May 8, 2014

In Montgomery and Prince George’s County, first responders and emergency management personnel are better prepared for a mass casualty incident following two full-scale exercises today at the Discovery Sports Center and Six Flags America.  Funded through FEMA’s Urban Area Securities Initiative, the events brought together more than 20 regional partners from across Maryland.

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