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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

BOTH 3/18 EXERCISES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED
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.

Turn by Turn Navigation – Your GPS Just Turned 25

It was twenty five years ago this month that our society began to use the Global Positioning System, or GPS, that we know of today.  The concept of GPS was simple:  to help an individual locate their current location or a target that needs to be identified with great accuracy.  As with many technological breakthroughs, this application was designed exclusively for the United Stat

National Cybersecurity Framework Calls Attention to Ever-Growing Threat

By R. Justin Morris, CHHS Research Assistant

UM Center for Health and Homeland Security Interoperability Expert Provides Testimony in Support of Maryland Radio Control Board Legislation

February 18, 2014

Introduced today before the Maryland Senate Finance Committee, Senate Bill 338 would establish the Statewide Interoperability Radio Control Board – a governance body University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) Senior Law and Policy An

Finding Equilibrium: MARCE 2014 Public Health Preparedness Conference

This year’s event focused on the finding the balance between critical biodefense research and protecting the public from any misuse of this research

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