Medical Reserve Corps
Dedicated to establishing teams of
health professionals to contribute
their skills and expertise throughout
the year as well as during times of
community need.
Medical Reserve Corps Mission & History

The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to improve the
health and safety of communities across the country by organizing
and utilizing public health, medical and other volunteers.

MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally
organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and
expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote
healthy living throughout the year.  MRC volunteers supplement
existing emergency and public health resources.

MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals
such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians,
and EMTs.  Many community members—interpreters, chaplains,
office workers, legal advisors, and others—can fill key support
positions.

support for American Red Cross (ARC) health services, mental
health and shelter operations. MRC members also supported the
U.S. Department of Health and  Human Services (HHS) response
and recovery efforts by staffing special needs shelters, Community
Health Centers and health clinics, and assisting health
assessment teams in the Gulf Coast region.  More than 1,500
During the 2005 Hurricane Season, MRC members provided MRC
members were willing to deploy outside their local jurisdiction on
optional missions to the disaster-affected areas with their state
agencies, the ARC, and HHS. Of these, almost 200 volunteers from
25 MRC units were activated by HHS, and more than 400
volunteers from more than 80 local MRC units were activateded to
support ARC disaster operations in Gulf Coast areas.

As a member of the San Luis Valley Medical Reserve Corps, you
could expect to help with disaster planning, exercises, and training
to prepare you to assist in the event of a true disaster, when
resources are limited.

For more information about Medical Reserve
Corps (MRC), please contact J
eff Babcock at:
719-4
80-1767 or slvhls@gojade.org
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Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
For more information about Medical Reserve
Corps (MRC), please contact J
eff Babcock at:
719-4
80-1767 or slvhls@gojade.org
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