National Priorities, Meeting Local Needs
The Medical Reserve Corps Program Office is based in the Office of the United States Surgeon General. It functions as a clearinghouse for information and best practices to help communities establish, implement and maintain MRC units across the nation. The MRC Program Office hosts a website, sponsors an annual leadership conference, provides technical assistance and coordinates with local, state, regional and national organizations and agencies to help communities achieve their local visions for public health and emergency preparedness. MRC Regional Coordinators, stationed nationwide in the 10 HHS Regional Offices, also facilitate and encourage coordination between MRC units.
Strengthening the Public Health Infrastructure and Improving Emergency Preparedness Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center MRC Unit
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.
What Can MRC Volunteers Do?
Support local public health initiatives and the goals of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2010, while advancing the priorities of the Surgeon General:
The Cape Girardeau County Citizens Corps is recruiting a community based group of volunteers who can serve during a local health emergency and/or assist with local public health needs throughout the year. Volunteers can choose to serve solely during emergencies, or they may offer their time for both emergencies and non-emergencies, i.e. flu clinics, health fairs and other community events.
Bollinger and Stoddard County Public Health Centers are in the process of forming Medical Reserve Corps.
For additional information contact:
Cape Girardeau County Public Health Department
Stoddard County Public Health Department
Bollinger Co Public Health Department