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To support the Central Shenandoah Health District during a Public Health Emergency, by organizing Public Health, medical and other volunteers in protecting the health and safety of our communities.
National MRC Overview:
What is the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?
The Medical Reserve Corps was implemented in January 2002 during President Bush's State of the Union Address, in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Medical Reserve Corps is a national program with an emphasis on local response and mitigation. The second component of the MRC is to help with public health outreach in addressing the Office of Surgeon General Public Health Initiatives. Currently there are over 1,000 units across the United States with more than 200,000 volunteers!
- Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the Surgeon General.
- Trains and prepares volunteers in advance for emergencies.
- Engages volunteers in emergency preparedness and response, along with addressing community health promotion and education.
Central Shenanodah Medical Reserve Corps Overview:
1.) Serves 280,000 citizens across 10 jurisdictions in the Shenandoah Valley; including 5 counties: Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, and Rockingham; the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro
2.) 260+ medical and support volunteers, but MORE are needed!
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