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About the Center
The Center for Health Hazards Preparedness (CHHP), formerly the Center for Deterrence of Biowarfare and Bioterrorism, is housed within the offices of the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. The CHHP was established in 2002 through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The center’s activities aim to bring together the information resources, human expertise and research infrastructure to improve the local, regional and national response to outbreaks of infectious diseases and the defense against potential biological, chemical and radiation threats and natural disasters.
Our mission statement
The Center for Health Hazards Preparedness is a nationally-recognized center of excellence in coordinating research, education and service to improve the local, regional and national response to potential acts of terrorism, natural disasters and infectious diseases.
By defining competencies, disseminating best practices and offering virtual drills and exercises, communities will be strengthened as their health care workers and administration are prepared to appropriately assess and respond to a variety of public health hazards.