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MD Emergency Management Association Conference - CHHS Staff Presenting

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (All day) - Thursday, May 29, 2014 (All day)
Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel and Resort Ocean City, MD

Working closely with many local and state emergency managment agencies in Maryland, CHHS has several staffers attending and presenting at the 2014 conference.  Also, stop by the MD Broadband table where CHHS staff supporting outreach efforts can help you learn more about interoperability and FiRSTNET in Maryland - the nationawide public safety network for first responders.

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Take a moment to read the Spring edition of the CHHS Newsletter - overviewing many new projects currently underway at the Cent

The Debate on Compulsory Vaccination: Give Me Liberty or Give Me Disease

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 type of autism.  The retrospective stu

New International Public Health Journal Invites CHHS Founder and Director Greenberger to Join Editorial Board

April 9, 2014

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 Editorial Board of the online journal Disaster and Military Medicine.

Emergency Preparedness Summit in D.C. Focuses on Critical Role of Faith-Based Organizations

On March 26, 2014, I had the pleasure of serving as a guest speaker at a Faith-Based Emergency Preparedness Summit at Trinity Washington University entitled “Faith-in-Action.”

The Economic Toll of Harsh Winter Weather

Snow days were the best when I was growing up in Milwaukee Wisconsin (where they get “real” winters more often than not).  We would build forts as tall as adults and trudge home hours later for hot chocolate and cartoons.  Fast forward decades and travel across country to Maryland, and this feels like the longest winter in years.  Abundant storms this year have forced

Montgomery County Full-Scale Public Health Exercise

Friday, March 28, 2014 (All day)
Damascus High School

The CHHS Exercise and Training team will assess Montgomery County's readiness to respond to a public health disaster during a full-scale exercise on March 28, 2014.  If interested in volunteering for this exercise, see our registration page.

MIEMSS Full-Scale Mass Casualty Exercise

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Montgomery and Prince George's County, MD

Please check back for a new date and details.

Storm Camp: A Fun Way to Help Kids Prepare for Natural Disasters

Preparing Kids for Severe Weather

Preparing for Severe Weather and Climate Change

This week, March 2-8th, is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. According to NOAA, in 2013 there were seven severe weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States.

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