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Metro East Medical Reserve Corps

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Disaster Relief
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Health & Medicine

Location

27 Maple StreetArlington, MA 02476 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The goal of the Massachusetts Metro East Medical Reserve Corps is to provide a team of trained, credentialed volunteers that can be activated to support the response to a public health emergency in the Greater Boston area.

Description

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers focused on emergency preparedness.

The Metro East MRC Unit, which is hosted by the Arlington Health Department, covers 18 of the 27 communities within Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4B: Arlington, Belmont, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Cohasset, Everett, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Norwell, Quincy, Revere, Scituate, Somerville, Watertown, Weymouth, and Winthrop. At the same time, the Metro East MRC Unit also functions as an umbrella organization serving the whole region. It was established to develop a regional volunteer corps, to support MRC activities in the 27 communities within Region 4B, and to organize collaboration among the region’s four federally recognized MRC Units: Brookline MRC, Newton MRC, Norfolk County 8 MRC, and Metro East MRC.

MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. Volunteers prepare for and respond to a wide variety of public health emergencies, such as natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and acts of terrorism, and participate in a number of community-based events, such as flu clinics, parades, and health fairs.

For more information, please contact Mia Nardini (the Metro East MRC Coordinator) at metroeastmrc@town.arlington.ma.us or call 781-316-3177.




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