Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps
The Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community-based, civilian, volunteer program that helps build the public health infrastructure and response capabilities of Maryland communities. The Maryland Responds MRC consists of dedicated Responders who stand ready to volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support ongoing public health initiatives and assist during emergencies.
VISION: The vision of the Maryland Responds MRC is a strong and collaborative network of Local MRC Units in every county in Maryland that consist of dedicated volunteers who build resilient communities and reduce disaster risks for a prepared Maryland.
MISSION: The mission of the Maryland Responds MRC is to establish a statewide volunteer network of medical and public health professionals which is integrated into established community emergency systems to facilitate a coordinated approach to volunteer management.
GOAL: Enhance Maryland’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities by augmenting county- and state-level public health and medical services with a source of pre-identified, credentialed and trained volunteers.
Maryland Responds MRC Network
The Maryland Responds MRC Network encompasses all components of the program including the state program, local units, response units, advisory council and over 3800 Maryland Responders. The Maryland Responds state program office is housed within the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Preparedness and Response. Local units are housed within local health departments throughout the state. State, local and response unit administrators work together with the advisory council to organize and train Maryland Responders to address a wide range of challenges from public health education to disaster response. Visit our Partners page to learn more about the Maryland Responds MRC Network.
National MRC Network
The Maryland Responds MRC is part of the National MRC Network which comprises 997 community-based units and over 200,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories (as of 6/12/2015). Click HERE to learn more about the National MRC Network. Interested in the bigger picture of the Maryland Responds MRC? Click HERE to view the State MRC unit profile on the National MRC website.
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