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Medical Reserve Corps

Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy, and Prepared Communities

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community-based, civilian volunteer program that helps build the public health infrastructure of communities nationwide. Each MRC unit is organized and trained to address a wide range of challenges from public health education to disaster response.


The 2013 Network Profile of the Medical Reserve Corps report provides a comprehensive look at MRC unit composition, administration, and community impact, collected from a comprehensive survey administered in April and May 2013. View the report or purchase a printed copy in the NACCHO Bookstore. Thanks to all who made the study a success!

Coming Soon! NACCHO will begin work on the 2015 Network Profile in January. Stay tuned for an invitation to a survey where you can provide your unit's demographic and other key information to inform the next MRC Network Profile.
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NACCHO, in collaboration with the DCVMRVC, is pleased to announce that the MRC has adopted the Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (DMPH Competencies) as the new competency set for the MRC Volunteers.

The DMPH Competency set is designed specifically for disaster and public health preparedness, response, and management. They are widely understood to define the knowledge and skills needed for a healthcare professional and/or first responder to perform a task in a safe and consistent manner.  More »


Applications for NACCHO's 2014-2015 MRC Awards are now closed. Stay tuned for notices of awards from NACCHO in January.

Meet the 2013-2014 NACCHO MRC Challenge Award winners and view videos featuring awardees' project updates.  More »

MRC Connect Now Available

NACCHO has launched MRC Connect, the first social media application for the MRC network. MRC Connect enhances and simplifies information sharing about public health preparedness and emergency response best practices among 1,000 MRC unit leaders. Register for the web version at, and download the mobile application in the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play Market by searching for "MRC Connect."

On August 25, NACCHO hosted a webinar providing a demonstration of the system. View the recording now and access the transcript from the webinar.

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