Medical Reserve Corps Project March Report

In March, NACCHO Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) project staff prepared for several in-person meetings at the 2014 Preparedness Summit,...

Apr 18, 2014 | Admin

  • One Year Later: Recovery after the Boston Marathon Bombings

    Below is an excerpt from a podcast featuring Atyia Martin, MPS, EMT-B, Director of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Office of...

    Apr 15, 2014 | Guest Author

  • MRC Challenge Awardees Gather at the Preparedness Summit

    The MRC Challenge Award supports MRC units to develop new projects and programs that can be replicated on a national level. The 29 MRC...

    Apr 11, 2014 | Stacy Stanford

  • The Washington State Oso Mudslide: Response, Rescue, and Recovery

    On Sat. March 22, a massive mudslide buried a rural town in Snohomish County, WA, just 50 miles north of Seattle, which has engaged...

    Mar 31, 2014 | Sara Rubin

  • Pharmacists Bolster Local Health Department Efforts through the Medical Reserve Corps

    In this new issue brief from NACCHO, explore how LHDs can leverage the unique skill set and expertise of MRC pharmacist volunteers to...

    Mar 28, 2014 | Admin

  • Introducing MRC Connect!

    Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit leaders and partners have spoken… MRC Connect is the name for the new web-and mobile-based...

    Mar 27, 2014 | Admin

  • Hospital Preparedness Program Budget Cuts Could Jeopardize Gains Made in Healthcare...

    On Jan. 17, President Obama signed into law a Federal spending bill that included a cut of over $100 million to the Health and Human...

    Mar 11, 2014 | Nicole Dunifon

  • MRC Workgroup- February Update

    The MRC Workgroup convened via conference call on Feb. 20. Much of the discussion on this month’s call centered around the...

    Mar 04, 2014 | Tahlia Gousse

  • MRC Project February Report

    In February, NACCHO MRC project staff met for a half-day retreat to discuss direction for the MRC program in PY5 and beyond. Work...

    Feb 28, 2014 | Admin

  • Medical Reserve Corps Project March Report

    In March, NACCHO Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) project staff prepared for several in-person meetings at the 2014 Preparedness Summit, including a demonstration of the new MRC web- and mobile-based application, the MRC workgroup meeting, and a workshop with winners of NACCHO’s MRC Challenge Awards. Staff also worked on the meeting logistics for the second NACCHO […]

    Apr 18, 2014 | Admin

    One Year Later: Recovery after the Boston Marathon Bombings

    Below is an excerpt from a podcast featuring Atyia Martin, MPS, EMT-B, Director of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Office of Public Health Preparedness, recorded during the 2014 Preparedness Summit, April 1-4 in Atlanta. In this podcast, Ian Goldstein, MA, Web & Digital Media Specialist for NACCHO, interviews Ms. Martin about the role of the […]

    Apr 15, 2014 | Guest Author

    MRC Challenge Awardees Gather at the Preparedness Summit

    The MRC Challenge Award supports MRC units to develop new projects and programs that can be replicated on a national level. The 29 MRC units that received this award had the opportunity to participate in a workshop held at the Preparedness Summit last week. This workshop kicked off by CAPT Tosatto and facilitated by NACCHO […]

    Apr 11, 2014 | Stacy Stanford

    The Washington State Oso Mudslide: Response, Rescue, and Recovery

    On Sat. March 22, a massive mudslide buried a rural town in Snohomish County, WA, just 50 miles north of Seattle, which has engaged the local community in an extensive response effort. This devastating event, one of the worst mudslides in U.S. history, piled approximately 15 million cubic yards of mud, clay, and wood across the Stillaguamish River, state Highway 530, and into a community of...

    Mar 31, 2014 | Sara Rubin

    Pharmacists Bolster Local Health Department Efforts through the Medical Reserve Corps

    In this new issue brief from NACCHO, explore how LHDs can leverage the unique skill set and expertise of MRC pharmacist volunteers to help further their local missions. MRC pharmacist volunteers’ contributions to local public health were documented as early as the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Since then, pharmacists have helped their local MRC units and […]

    Mar 28, 2014 | Admin

    Introducing MRC Connect!

    Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit leaders and partners have spoken… MRC Connect is the name for the new web-and mobile-based application NACCHO is developing! With over 48 percent of the 529 votes cast during a two-week period, MRC unit leaders have established an identity for their new resource. MRC Connect will help enhance the partnerships among MRC […]

    Mar 27, 2014 | Admin

    Hospital Preparedness Program Budget Cuts Could Jeopardize Gains Made in Healthcare and Public Health Preparedness

    On Jan. 17, President Obama signed into law a Federal spending bill that included a cut of over $100 million to the Health and Human Services’ Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP). That equals nearly a 30 percent reduction in a program specifically aimed at strengthening healthcare preparedness for public health emergencies. These cuts could have severe and dire consequences on the ability of...

    Mar 11, 2014 | Nicole Dunifon

    MRC Workgroup- February Update

    The MRC Workgroup convened via conference call on Feb. 20. Much of the discussion on this month’s call centered around the upcoming Preparedness Summit and the MRC web and mobile-based application. Justin Snair, NACCHO Senior Analyst and co-lead for the MRC web and mobile-based application, was able to provide a functional specification update to the […]

    Mar 04, 2014 | Tahlia Gousse

    MRC Project February Report

    In February, NACCHO MRC project staff met for a half-day retreat to discuss direction for the MRC program in PY5 and beyond. Work continued on the Network Profile of the MRC, scheduled for release in March, MRC unit leaders’ demonstration projects, and awarding contracts for the NACCHO MRC awards. MRC staff hosted the NACCHO MRC […]

    Feb 28, 2014 | Admin

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