Areas of Focus
The Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) seeks to Improve the human condition and promote wellness through the development of tools and collaborations that TRANSFORM DECISION MAKING, as well as ENHANCE EFFICIENCY and EFFECTIVENESS OF HEALTH AND HUMANITARIAN SYSTEMS.
As an Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) at Georgia Tech, the Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) aims to transform health and humanitarian systems and carry out its vision through the following key action areas: education, outreach, and innovative solutions.
To increase human resource capacity in the areas of global healthcare delivery and humanitarian disaster response and long-term development by training future leaders using new research and sharing best practices. The CHHS education offering includes the annual 6-day Professional Certificate program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management as well as undergraduate and graduate level courses focusing on societal applications of OR/MS (see Teaching Materials section).
To serve as a global leader in health and humanitarian systems and foster multi-organizational, cross-sector collaboration to improve the effectiveness of global health and humanitarian response delivery. CHHS outreach includes the annual Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference since 2008 and various events at Georgia Tech and with partner organizations throughout the year focused on global health and humanitarian operations.
To apply advanced science and evidence-based approaches to improving healthcare delivery and operations, public health decisions, and humanitarian systems (from disasters to development. For a list of examples of CHHS applied research, see Projects and/or Publications page above.