- CHS was founded in 1998 as the first non-governmental organisation dedicated to the study of public health preparedness.
- CHS employs a multidisciplinary team of multidisciplinary scientists, doctors, public health experts, nurses, lawyers, social scientists, economists, and security experts.
- CHS publishes a peer-reviewed journal called “Heath Security”.
- CHS is funded by grants as well as individual donations. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are among CHS’s funders.