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Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (CHS) conducts independent research and analysis aimed at preventing and responding to public health crises.

What problem is the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (CHS) working on?

CHS's mission is to “protect people’s health from epidemics and disasters and ensure that communities are resilient to major challenges.” It focuses on:

CHS was founded in 1998 and reports being the first non-governmental organisation dedicated to the study of public health preparedness.

What does CHS do?

CHS is multidisciplinary, bringing together experts and scholars from a wide variety of related fields and connecting them with industry leaders and government officials.

Specifically, CHS:

Why is CHS one of our top-rated charities?

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security meets our criteria to be a top-rated charity because one of our trusted evaluators, Founders Pledge, has conducted an extensive evaluation highlighting its cost-effectiveness. (Our trusted evaluators are charitable giving experts who focus on impact — their research into the best charities means your donations can do even more good. Learn more about charity evaluators we trust and why.)

Founders Pledge found that CHS:

  • Has developed an excellent track record of producing quality research, analysis and policy recommendations.
  • Has a strong team that combines expertise in bioscience, medicine, public health and security.
  • Is a trusted source of independent advice to the US government.

Other indicators of CHS’s cost-effectiveness are:

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