County Public Health and Home Care
County Medical Reserve Corps
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program coordinates the skills of practicing and
retired physicians, nurses and other health professionals as well as other citizens
interested in health issues, who are eager to volunteer to address their communitys
ongoing public health needs and to help their community during large-scale emergency
community leaders will develop their own Medical Reserve Corps Units and identify
the duties of the MRC volunteers according to specific community needs. For example,
MRC volunteers may deliver necessary public health services during a crisis, assist
emergency response teams with patients, and provide care directly to those with
less serious injuries and other health-related issues.
MRC volunteers may also serve a vital role by assisting their communities with
ongoing public health needs (e.g., immunizations, screenings, health and nutrition
education, and volunteering in community health centers and local hospitals).
Once established, how the local MRC Unit is utilized will be decided locally.
The MRC unit will make decisions, with local officials, including the local Citizen
Corps Council, on when the community Medical Reserve Corps is activated during
a local emergency. More information about the Medical Reserve Corps programs can
be obtained at:
sign up for the Tama County Medical Reserve Corp, you may call:
or toll free, 1-866-484-4788
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
give your name, address, phone number, email address and state the talents/interests
you are willing to share.