- Health Department
- Volunteers Needed
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)Here's the opportunity you've been waiting for to make a difference in your community! Join your local Medical Reserve Corps (non-medical positions also available).
About the MRCThe September 11, 2001, attacks had immediate and overwhelming effects on the United States. Many medical and health volunteers offered their skills during the attacks. However, these attacks underscored the need for a more organized approach to using medical and non-medical volunteers during an emergency. In January 2002, President Bush in his State of the Union address, asked Americans to offer meaningful volunteer services in their communities, in whatever ways they could. To support this effort, Secretary of the Heath and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson officially launched the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) in July 2002.
The MRC is a national program with a local, community based emphasis in which its mission is to support community efforts to utilize local medical and non-medical (i.e., language translators, business people, ITC, event planners, etc.) professional volunteers during emergencies, such as pandemic influenza, smallpox or plague outbreak and at other times of community need that require the opening of point-of-distribution (POD) clinics for antibiotic distribution or vaccination of the population.
Currently the Morris County Office of Health Management is assembling the MRC. In the event of an emergency, volunteers would be mobilized. Any medical or non-medical professional can join the MRC. You would be an essential component to this critical emergency preparedness and response program by adding your own unique capabilities and strengths.
If you are interested in joining the Roxbury MRC or need more information you may contact Cindee Bella at the Morris County Office of Health Management. Your dedication, altruism, and professionalism will help us save lives and protect the health of our citizens. We hope that you will consider making your own contribution.