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.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was founded after
President Bush's 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all
Americans to volunteer in support of their country. The MRC is a specialized
component of Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated
to ensuring hometown security. Citizen Corps, along with the Corporation
for National and Community Service, and the Peace Corps are all part of
the President's USA Freedom Corps, which promotes volunteerism and service
throughout the nation.
The U.S. Surgeon General has outlined priorities for
the health of individuals and the nation as a whole. The overarching goal
is to improve health literacy, and in support of this, work towards increasing
disease prevention, eliminating health disparities, and improving public
health preparedness. These priorities provide Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
units with specific areas to target that will strengthen the public health
infrastructure within their local communities.
The great strength of our community
is found in the heroic kindness, courage, and self-sacrifice of our citizens.
In the event of a large-scale public emergency in Collin
County, people with both medical and non-medical training will be needed
to assist and support the existing emergency management infrastructure.
Currently, the Collin County Medical Reserve Corps needs volunteers with
a variety of skills.
Sign up today!