The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) works with the nation’s top emergency responders to develop plans, policies, and strategies for government, corporate, and institutional clients that ensure the safety of citizens in the event of natural or man-made catastrophes.

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By CHHS Research Assistant Timothy Rice In an unusually rapid escalation of perceived strength, the Islamic State (IS) has graduated from a mere “jayvee team” of terrorists, as President Obama described IS in January of this year, to... More
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... More
As the Nation celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) will be working behind the scenes to help Maryland prepare for potential threats, test essential... More
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. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control... More
By CHHS Research Assistant Mona Qureshi Sea levels have risen an average 8 inches in the past century, leaving American cities struggling to keep their heads above water. Yet outdated, quick fixes to curb flooding and other disasters across the... More


After a catastrophe, state and local government agencies must face emergency situations that arise with a robust plan for the continuity of government.


Without a continuity plan in place, businesses may find themselves unable to meet the needs of their clients during and after a significant emergency.


Preparedness is crucial to institutional organizations; they provide much-needed services to the public, and often work with governments during emergencies.