What is the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?
The Medical Reserve Corps is a nationwide program of private citizens and medical and public health professionals who sign up to serve as community volunteers during natural disasters, emergencies, and public health incidents.
The mission of the South Central Idaho Medical Reserve Corps is to improve the health and safety of communities throughout the eight county district by organizing and utilizing public health and medical professionals.
MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources and the overall health of Americans by participating in general public health initiatives, such as community health events. They are also critical resources during public health disasters. MRC units are regionally-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize health and medical volunteers who can are willing to donate their time and respond to public health emergencies.
Can I Volunteer?
While doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are a core part of the Medical Reserve Corps, the MRC does not limit membership to those in the medical community. Individuals without medical training can fill essential supporting roles. Simply put, any citizen with an interest in helping keep their community prepared for an emergency is qualified to be in the MRC.
The South Central Idaho MRC is currently recruiting medical volunteers. If you are a practicing or retired medical or public health professional such as a physician, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, or epidemiologist and you are willing to volunteer during a local, statewide and/or national emergency, register today!
For more information, contact Angie Durham, Medical Reserve Corps/Volunteer Idaho, Coordinator.
To register as a Medical Reserve Corps