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Medical Reserve Corps

Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy, and Prepared Communities

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community-based, civilian volunteer program that helps build the public health infrastructure of communities nationwide. Each MRC unit is organized and trained to address a wide range of challenges from public health education to disaster response.

In the Spotlight

NACCHO, in partnership with the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps, has selected 29 MRC units to receive MRC Challenge Awards, totaling nearly $600,000. The MRC Challenge Award supports MRC units to develop new projects and programs that can be replicated on a national level. Nearly 200 MRC units from across the United States applied for the award and the top 29 most promising applicants were selected to receive the award. More »


NACCHO is working with Rallyware, a start-up company that has created online platforms to engage networks similar to the MRC. The new application, scheduled to launch in Summer 2014, will offer an event tracking and management system, and will allow users to connect with other unit leaders. More »

Featured Publication
MRC LHD Factsheet

NACCHO's latest publication shares how local health departments can use the MRC to supplement existing medical response capabilities and public health infrastructure. This factsheet explains how to partner with local MRC units or how to start an MRC unit within your local health department.
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