Public Health & Health Care Provider Emergency Preparedness

Pandemics, mass casualty events, natural disasters, bioterrorism: public heath and health care provider emergency and legal preparedness is more important than ever. CHHS has extensive experience helping health clients—whether public health agencies or organizations, hospitals, or health care coalitions—ensure they are better prepared for the next crisis. CHHS can help with medical surge planning, legal preparedness issues surrounding public health emergencies, or compliance with new emergency preparedness requirements. Our staff can not only help with plans, policies, and procedures, we can also help clients train, test, and exercise new or existing plans. Whether you’re a single agency or a multi-facility care provider, whether you’re just getting started or looking to build on your existing preparedness program—CHHS can help.

Have a question? Need help? Contact Trudy Henson, CHHS Public Health Program Director:, 410.706.3531.

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  • Examples of Clients Include:
    • Maryland Department of Health
    • National Academies of Science Transportation Research Board
    • Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
    • Maryland Judiciary
    • Johns Hopkins
    • Anne Arundel County Health Department
    • Baltimore City Health Department
    • Carroll County Health Department
    • Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
    • Prince George’s County Health Department
    • Maryland Regional Health Care Coalitions


    Examples of Products Include:

    • Emergency Operations Plans
    • Public Health Emergency Legal Handbook
    • Medical Surge Plans
    • Emerging Infectious Disease Plans
    • Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention Plans
    • Communications Plans
    • Legal Preparedness Education & Training
    • CMS Emergency Preparedness Program Requirements Training
    • Other Planning Services: Hospital Evacuation Planning, Family Reunification Planning, Mass Fatality Planning, Emergency Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and Distribution Plans, Training, & Evaluation, Alternate Care Site Policies, Procedures, & Plans
    • Health Department & Hospital COOP Planning
    • Hospital Incident Command System training
    • Maryland Public Health Emergency Bench Book
    • Legal Analysis of Public Health Emergency Issues (Quarantine, Isolation, HIPAA & Cybersecurity, etc.)
    • New & Novel Public Health Emergency Questions or Challenges
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