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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CHHS has been expanding our expertise since the Spring edition of our newsletter - learn more about our recent projects in the Fall 2013 Newsletter. Printed copies have been distributed to our contacts across the country. If you are interested in... More
Today’s meeting between the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and Maryland’s executive leadership was the result, in part, of dedication and expertise provided by the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland... More
By CHHS Research Assistant Andrew Geltman Call it an educated prediction, keen foresight, or just a good guess, the Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) has been warning about the potential dangers of mishandled bacterial and viral agents... More
CHHS is in the midst of a year-long campus security assessment of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), our homebase. Primary UMB partners within this project are the University Police Force and Environmental Health and Safety.  The... More
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), boasts a wide array of experts among faculty, staff, and students, while also producing research that contributes to medical breakthroughs, best practices, and future educational courses on a daily basis... 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.