Formed shortly after the terrorist attacks on our Nation in September of 2001, The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) serves as the leader in policy development and legal analysis in the field of homeland security. Through its association with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, CHHS has grown to include partnerships with the Middle Atlantic Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefence and Emerging Infectious Diseases to bring together top experts from the scientific, emergency management, and public health communities. Today, CHHS is home to a powerhouse of knowledge and expertise dedicated to the advancement of emergency management training, public health security, safety, and disaster recovery planning to public and private agencies across the United States.
CHHS’s forward-thinking expertise, led by Michael Greenberger, JD, includes academic programs and comprehensive consulting services that encompass community resilience, continuity of operations, cybersecurity, emergency management, exercise and training, health security, public safety technology, and recovery planning. CHHS works with governmental and institutional organizations but maintains a focus on developing future emergency management leaders through Graduate degree programs and externships/internships.
“For organizations, both in the private sector and in the government, it’s critical to be prepared in the event of an emergency, from pandemics to government shutdowns. The need for business continuity planning is often a low priority unless the threat is imminent. The expert team at CHHS can assist your organization in preparing and planning to mitigate risk and limit the devastation in the event that a tragedy strikes,” comments Eric Oddo, Continuity Program Director, CHHS.
“The CHHS mission is critical for advancing our Nation’s security efforts. Their vast experience in emergency response, crisis management, cyber security and continuity of operations is a key resource for government and institutional organizations throughout the country. We are proud to have been selected to create a new online experience that effectively presents their comprehensive menu of services in a way that compliments the quality of their expertise,” comments Julie Gareleck, CEO & Managing Partner, Junction Creative Solutions. With more than 60 professionals on staff, CHHS continues to expand its client base in the Washington D.C., D.C. Metro, and Baltimore areas. For those institutional and government organizations looking for tailored, holistic programs in emergency management and homeland security, contact us to learn more or call 410-706-1014.