The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 2015 Network Profile of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has been released and is available online. This report offers a snapshot of the MRC program nationwide. In support of public health and emergency response services, the MRC network covers 91% of the U.S. population. Some MRC unit statistics to note include the following:
67% are housed within a local health department
93% offer in-person CPR/first aid/automated external defibrillator (AED) training
19% participated in emergency response last year; responding to natural disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, hazardous materials spills, foodborne illness, and others
82% verify medical credentials of their medical volunteers through the ESAR-VHP system (i.e., MI Volunteer Registry)
To activate the Region 7 Medical Coordination Center call:
Gaylord Regional Communication Center 1-989-732-5141 During your call, include the following information: - Your name and contact number. - Your agency or hospital. - The reason for requesting the resource. - Exact location to where you need the resource delivered. - Who will accept and sign for the resource.