"To allow local health professionals and others to voluntarily contribute their skills and expertise to provide public health surge capacity."
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community-based volunteer program that strengthens and expands the local public health system's response during a health emergency or disaster. Members include medical and non-medical professionals who contribute their unique skills and expertise to prepare for and respond to health emergencies. The Thurston County MRC is one of over 1,000 nationally recognized Medical Reserve Corps units.
Thurston County MRC members have assisted in a range of health emergencies that include response to local flooding, H1N1 influenza pandemic and state pertussis outbreak.