Karna delivers impactful solutions that empower our customers to address and solve public health and healthcare challenges, while providing a safe and supportive environment for our talented team members
Established in 2008, Karna started as a small, minority-owned business which received 8(a) certification by the Small Business Administration. The founders brought more than 20 years of project management and management consulting experience. Karna began supporting the CDC in 2012 and, by 2017, was one of the top 10 contractors at the agency.
In 2016, Karna also became the Health Program Support prime contractor for the World Trade Center Health Program, which is housed within the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This program provides limited healthcare benefits to the first responders and survivors of the 9/11 attacks.
Later, in 2018, the Celerian Group, a consortium of companies owned by BlueCross BlueShield South Carolina, acquired Karna. The Celerian Group serves federal and state government healthcare and public health programs.
Today, Karna continues to serve the CDC and more than a dozen of its national centers and institutes, as well as the World Trade Center Health Program. We have more than 100 employees with MS, BS, and PhD-level degrees. Our team offers expertise in healthcare administration, health communications, program evaluation, public health research, health analytics, public health surveillance, and technical assistance.
Leveraging our own expertise and the Celerian Group’s capabilities, Karna offers in-depth, tailored solutions to achieve client objectives and improve overall health outcomes.