What does the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security do?
CHS’s mission is to “protect people’s health from epidemics and disasters and ensure that communities are resilient to major challenges.” In pursuit of that mission, CHS:
- Researches scientific advances, technological innovations, and policy approaches that can improve health security, studying “the policies, organisations, systems, and tools to prevent and respond to outbreaks and public health crises” and providing policy advice through a wide variety of projects.
- Facilitates interdisciplinary and international collaborations with experts, policymakers, and the private sector, and is working to educate the next generation of policymakers and public health experts.
- Publishes Health Security, a peer-reviewed journal aimed at practitioners, policymakers, scientists, and government officials in military, scientific, and health organisations, and related fields. Health Security publishes research and guidance on issues related to CHS’s focus areas and mission.
- Runs educational programmes and fellowships for students and emerging biosecurity leaders. It also runs the Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Pandemic Preparedness & Health Security, an educational forum in which congressional and federal agency staff meet to discuss improvements to US health security.
Why is Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security one of our top-rated charities?
We think the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security is one of the top charities working to safeguard the long-term future. Based on Founders Pledge’s research, CHS meets our criteria to be a top-rated charity.
Other indicators of the organisation’s cost-effectiveness are:
- Open Philanthropy, a trusted evaluative and impact-focused grantmaking organisation, has awarded several grants to CHS, including the “largest grant to date in the area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness” in 2017. Its 2019 grant to CHS (of over $20 million) exceeds this amount. (See all Open Philanthropy grants to CHS.)
- CHS also receives financial support from a number of trusted foundations, including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Where can I learn more about Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security?
For more information on the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, we recommend looking into their website, and reading Founders Pledge’s review. You can also check our page on creating a better future.
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