Medical Reserve Corps

About the Medical Reserve Corps…

  • The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was founded after President Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country.  MRC is a specialized component of Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security.  Citizen Corps, along with the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Peace Corps are all part of the President’s USA Freedom Corps, which promotes volunteerism and service throughout the nation.
  • MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers-medical professionals and others-who want to donate their time and expertise to promote healthy living throughout the year and to prepare for and respond to emergencies.  MRC volunteers supplement existing local emergency and public health resources.
  • MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists.  Other community members, such as interpreters, chaplains, office workers, and legal advisors, can fill other vital support positions.

What Can MRC Volunteers Do?

Support local public health initiatives …

  • Promote disease prevention
  • Improve health literacy
  • Eliminate health disparities
  • Enhance public health preparedness

Assist local hospitals and health departments with surge personnel needs.

Participate in mass prophylaxis and vaccination exercises and community disaster drills.

Train with local emergency response partners.

And more…

 

Are you interested in learning more about the Medical Reserve Corps?

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Hocking County Medical Reserve Corps?

 

If so, please contact Hocking County Volunteer Coordinator David Ogg for more information.  Sue can be reached by telephone at 740-385-6168, or email her at emadirector@co.hocking.oh.us. Or you may fill out the linked MRC application form and mail to 52 E. Second St., Logan, Ohio  43138