The Medical Reserve Corps provides health professionals and others an organized mechanism through which they can volunteer their time and skills to strengthen their communities by preparing for and responding to large-scale emergencies and disasters, such as an influenza epidemic, chemical release or act of terrorism.
Locally, the Medical Reserve Corps is the sponsored by the DuPage Health County Health Department and volunteers are trained to prepare for and respond to large-scale emergencies and disasters, such as an influenza epidemic, chemical release or act of terrorism affecting DuPage County.
Additionally, MRC volunteers help support the priorities of the Office of the Surgeon General by participating in programs such as: Start The Heart, Forward, and Public Health education activities.
To increase comminuty prepardness, there is POD (Point of Dispensing) training for all volunteers. It will be held at Benedictine University on March 16 at 9:00 am. Please see the attached flyer for registration information. Again, all are welcome!