Harford County MRC
What is the Medical Reserve Corps?The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was founded after President George W. Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their Country. The Harford County Medical Reserve Corps (HCMRC) was established in 2005 to 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. HCMRC volunteers supplement existing local emergency and public health resources. HCMRC 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 by:
- promoting disease prevention
- improving health literacy
- eliminating health disparities
- enhancing public health preparedness
- Assist local hospitals and the health department with surge personnel needs.
- Participate in mass prophylaxis and vaccination exercises and community disaster drills.
- Respond to natural or man-made disasters.
- Train with local emergency response partners.
- to serve the emergency public health needs of your community
- to receive training in emergency and disaster management
- to be assigned volunteer duties that match your background, skills, and expertise
- Submit application
- Receive acceptance letter from HCMRC
- Successfully complete orientation training