What is the Medical Reserve Corps?
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. MRC units engage medical and non medical volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities and build community resiliency. The MRC was created in Response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks under the Office of the Surgeon General but is now housed under the Assistant Secretary of for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) which falls under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The MRC is a bank of volunteers to potentially aid in a disaster when activated to prevent self-activation and to promote advanced registry and training of volunteers. The MRC network comprises approximately 800 community-based units and ~150,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories. To learn more please visit the national website at https://mrc.hhs.gov/HomePage
Monroe County Medical Reserve Corps
The Monroe County MRC is managed by the Monroe County Health Department. The mission of the Monroe County Health Department is to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Monroe County. For more information please visit their website by clicking here. You can also find more information, great health tips, and organization updates on their Facebook page and Twitter.
The Monroe County MRC is made up of approximately 150 volunteers. We hold quarterly meetings where we offer trainings, hold information sessions, invite guest speakers, discuss upcoming events, and more. For upcoming events be sure to "like us" on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/monroemrc.