The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a nationwide network of healthcare volunteers that are committed to providing care during natural/man-made disasters and public health emergencies. There are currently 1,000 locally organized MRC units with over 200,000 volunteers in the United States.
The NSMRC includes the New River, Roanoke/Alleghany, Central Virginia, West Piedmont and Pittsylvania/Danville Health Districts.
The NSMRC’s goals are:
Prepare medical and non-medical personnel to respond and recover from emergencies and disasters within our region
Establish and maintain relationships with community partners, health districts, and health systems through active participation and communication through collaborative planning efforts
Serve as a community resource to aid in emergency and non-emergency situations with a pool of locally licensed, credentialed and trained volunteers
Mobilize and deploy qualified volunteers during emergencies and disasters
To learn more about the history of the MRC, visit www.medicalreservecorps.gov.