Project History

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With a robust project history at CHHS, we boast an extensive list of quality results that meld years of experience with our unique academic background.

 

PAST CHHS PROJECTS INCLUDE:

 

  • Montgomery County POD Tabletop and Full-Scale Exercises

    April 30, 2015

    Several CHHS staff members, including CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark Lee, were involved in the development and evaluation of the Montgomery County Cities Readiness Initiative Closed Points of Dispensing (POD) Partners Tabletop Exercise on February 24, 2015, in Silver Spring, Md. Sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of ...

  • Prince George’s County POD Exercise Series

    April 10, 2015

    The Prince George’s County Health Department (PGCHD) hosted a series of exercises designed to test the County’s Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) plan in early April. The three exercises simulated the non-medical model for the organization, staff, material, and coordination necessary to ensure that the County can respond to a biological ...

  • Senior Crisis Management Seminars – Winter 2015

    March 15, 2015

    Senior Policy Analyst Russell J. Strickland kicked off CHHS’ 2015 work with the U.S. Department of State Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance during a March trip to Mexico City. The seminar included more than 15 students that represented a cross-section of the City’s response community, and was conducted in a workshop ...

  • Howard County Emergency Operations Plan

    March 15, 2015

    Between 2013 and early 2015, Senior Policy Analysts Lisa Crow and Kasia Fertala worked with the Howard County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to revise the Howard County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The EOP outlines the responsibilities and coordination mechanisms of County departments and external partner organizations in response to ...

  • Local MD Emergency Management Operations Support Update – Winter 2015

    March 1, 2015

    CHHS professionals work with many local public health and emergency management offices throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia to provide staff support and expertise on a daily basis. Recent efforts include:  Baltimore City Health Department In the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Shannon Snyder ...

  • D.C. Forensics Continuity Tabletop Exercise

    February 12, 2015

    On February 12, 2015, CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Eric Oddo facilitated a tabletop exercise for the District of Columbia’s Department of Forensic Sciences. The discussion-based exercise helped City employees from the Forensic Science Laboratory Division, the Public Health Laboratory Division, and the Crime Scene Sciences Division, talk through Continuity of ...

  • Maryland Emergency Response System Tabletop Toolkits

    December 30, 2014

    Enhancing existing templates for tabletop exercises, CHHS recently provided planning toolkits for the Maryland Emergency Response System. The toolkits allow exercise planners to pick and choose various elements of an exercise to fit their exercise needs. Components of these toolkits include capabilities to test, exercise objectives, exercise scenarios, and facilitator ...

  • Mass Fatality Exercise in Prince George’s County

    December 19, 2014

    Through a year-long contract with the Prince George’s County Health Department, CHHS Law and Policy Analyst Christine Gentry is supporting exercise and training for the County’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program. As part of this program, Gentry conducted a Mass Fatality tabletop on December 19, 2014, at the ...

  • College of Southern Maryland COOP Planning and Exercise

    December 15, 2014

    CHHS is committed to helping Maryland colleges and universities be better prepared for man-made and natural disasters. In 2014-2015, Senior Law and Policy Analysts Preeti Emrick and Avery Blank led the development of a comprehensive Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan for the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). CSM is a ...

  • Maryland State Prevention/Protection Operations Plan Workshop

    December 4, 2014

    On December 4, 2014, the CHHS Exercise and Training staff joined the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, the Maryland State Police, as well as local and federal partners to test the State Prevention and Protection Operations Plan (SPPOP). CHHS planned and facilitated the workshop, which gave key stakeholders the opportunity to ...

  • Baltimore City COOP Class

    November 19, 2014

    On November 19, 2014, CHHS conducted a half-day Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning course at the Baltimore City Public Safety Training Academy. This session was designed to serve as an introductory course for planners with limited COOP experience, and a refresher for individuals who wanted to learn about recent developments ...

  • NATO Lone Wolf Conference

    November 7, 2014

    Senior Law and Policy Analyst Michael Vesely traveled to Jerusalem, Israel, to present at a NATO conference focused on issues related to lone wolf terrorism from November 1-7, 2014. The event was hosted by TAM-C Solutions. The conference brought together various subject matter experts from Europe, the Middle East, and the ...

  • Maryland FirstNet Interoperability Outreach and Planning

    October 17, 2014

    On July 29, 2014, representatives of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) visited Maryland’s capital to discuss the first-ever Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN). Participants included Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Maryland cabinet officials, and a team of Maryland first responders. Five CHHS staffers who support Maryland’s Statewide Interoperability Office ...

  • Senior Crisis Management Seminars – Summer & Fall 2014

    October 13, 2014

    During May and June of 2014, Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron led the CHHS Exercise and Training team in developing and delivering Senior Crisis Management Seminars for delegations from Indonesia, Nigeria, India, and Lebanon in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance. Each seminar lasted one ...

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus Security Exercise Series

    October 1, 2014

    As part of an ongoing campus security update led by CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Eric Oddo at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), the Exercise and Training team developed a series of six exercises to test university emergency response policies and capabilities. Two workshops and two tabletop exercises provided stakeholder ...

  • Star-Spangled Spectacular Exercises and Evaluation

    September 30, 2014

    The CHHS Exercise and Training team is often called upon by our partners to assist in security preparations for large special events. Past projects have included work with the Maryland Stadium Authority to prepare for potential emergencies at Baltimore Orioles and Ravens sporting events, as well as supporting the District ...

  • Maryland State Agency COOP Plans Updated

    August 30, 2014

    CHHS continues to support the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) in its effort to ensure all Maryland essential government functions can be continued after a disabling emergency.  In 2009, in light of the H1N1 flu pandemic, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley proposed a thorough review and update of all Maryland state ...

  • Healthcare Standard Training

    August 1, 2014

    CHHS conducted two separate efforts to increase the competency and use of a Healthcare (HC) Standard system throughout Maryland and the National Capital Region (NCR). HC Standard compiles emergency management and patient tracking tools in one system to provide a rapid common operating picture among hospitals, emergency medical responders, and the ...

  • Carroll County Medical Surge Tabletop

    July 21, 2014

    The Exercise and Training team developed and delivered a tabletop exercise Aug. 28, 2013 for the Carroll County Health Department. Local healthcare facilities, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and state and local coordinating agencies joined CHHS staff to discuss the scenario of a flu-like illness causing a medical surge in ...

  • Central MD Regional Hospital Evacuation Workshop

    July 21, 2014

    Evacuation Workshop for Central Maryland Regional Hospitals The Exercise and Training team delivered a workshop on August 8, 2013 involving medical providers from Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties, which opened a dialogue on hospital-wide evacuations in Central Maryland. The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services ...