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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.

In the Spotlight

NACCHO is pleased to announce that the 2014-2015 NACCHO MRC awards process will be open from September 30 through November 7, 2014. This year, NACCHO will again offer two awards: a Capacity Building Award, which will provide funding to eligible MRC units, and the Challenge Award, which will ask units to design a proposal for a project that aligns with community health initiatives. The NACCHO MRC awards are open to all organizations that house an MRC unit. Visit for more information, including the Request for Applications document and to preview the application questions. More »


NACCHO is working with Rallyware, a start-up company that has created online platforms to engage networks similar to the MRC, to create the new MRC Connect application. MRC Connect, scheduled to launch in September 2014, will offer an event tracking and management system, and will allow users to connect with other unit leaders.

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


NACCHO is pleased to release the 2013 Network Profile of the Medical Reserve Corps report! The 2013 Network Profile study provides a comprehensive look at MRC unit composition, administration, and community impact. These data were collected from a survey administered in April and May 2013. A total of 837 units responded to the survey for an outstanding response rate of 87 percent. View the report or purchase a printed copy in the NACCHO Bookstore. Thanks to all who made the study a success! More »