The Lorain County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a county-based volunteer program for both medical and non-medical volunteers. It is collaborative effort coordinated through the Lorain County General Health District and will augment response efforts during disasters, as well as assist the county with non-emergency events.
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The Lorain County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is designed to assist and support Lorain County communities during emergencies and health-related events.
The vision is to allow volunteers to use their professional expertise to support health efforts in their communities during times of emergency and non-emergency.
The purpose is to assist and support local communities in preventing, protecting against, responding to, and recovering from man-made and natural disasters, acts of terrorism, outbreaks of infectious disease and/or other health-related events.
The Lorain County MRC will work within Lorain County. The opportunity exists for volunteers to assist regionally, state-wide, and nationally.
The Medical Reserve Corps is a partner program of the Citizen Corps and was founded in 2002 after President Bush's State of the Union address when he asked all Americans to volunteer for their country. The Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps is headquartered in the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their communities. Volunteers can also make the decision to assist with emergencies county-, state- and nationwide.
The Lorain County MRC was created in March 2008 to aid Lorain County before, during, and after an emergency. It is comprised of licensed health and medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants, and non-medical volunteers. The Lorain County MRC program is a collaboration among emergency management, emergency medical services, hospitals, medical providers, and public health agencies and is coordinated through the Lorain County General Health District.