Medical Reserve Corps
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was established and officially
recognized by the Office of the Surgeon General on November 15, 2006 as a result
of President George Bush's State of the Union address shortly after the tragic
events of September 11, 2001. During the address, President Bush called on all
Americans to volunteer in support of their country. Thus, the Medical Reserve
Corps was created to serve as an organized method of citizens volunteering
medical services to the injured. The MRC is a partner program of Citizen Corps,
a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security.
The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to improve the health and safety of communities across the country by organizing and utilizing public health, medical and other volunteers.
Who can join the MRC?
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. But you don't have to be a medical professional to volunteer. Other community members such as interpreters, chaplains, office workers, and legal advisors, can fill other vital support roles within the MRC.
To learn more about the Medical Reserve Corps, visit Medical Reserve Corps.
To become a member of the MRC - Santa Rosa unit, visit Florida Emergency Health Volunteer Registry or call the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County at 850-983-5200.
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