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DC Department of Health and Volunteers Collaborate for a Successful “Concert for...

On November 11, 2014, HBO, Starbucks, and Chase Bank hosted the “Concert for Valor” on the National Mall in Washington, DC. In honor...

Jan 05, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

  • “Back2School” Immunization Clinic runs smoothly using Incident Command System

    Working with state and local partners, Dakota County Public Health Department vaccinated 120 students entering 7th through 12th grade...

    Dec 19, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

  • “Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall”

    Dec 19, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

  • Infectious Disease, Medical Reserve Corps, Social Determinants of Health

    New York City MRC Engages in Community Outreach and Education for Ebola Response

    When the first case of Ebola emerged in New York City on October 23, the New York City Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) within the New York...

    Dec 16, 2014 | Guest Author

  • MRC Volunteers Aid in Dallas Ebola Response

    As soon as the first U.S. diagnosed case of Ebola was confirmed, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) enlisted support from...

    Dec 10, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

  • Collin County MRC Conducts Contact Tracing and Monitoring for Ebola

    When the first case of Ebola emerged in Dallas on September 20, Collin County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) knew they would have to be...

    Dec 02, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

  • Medical Reserve Corps, Social Determinants of Health

    Brookline Medical Reserve Corps Initiates Novel Emergency Preparedness “Buddies...

    As population trends shift, the Brookline Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) within the Brookline Department of Public Health in...

    Nov 19, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Leveraging Ebola Publicity for Seasonal Flu Outreach

    With the Ebola outbreak reaching U.S. soil, many Americans are concerned about their risk of infection. One county health department...

    Nov 05, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

  • Partnering with the Local Library for Preparedness Education

    The Natick Department of Public Health and the local Natick Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a unit of the Massachusetts Region 4A MRC,...

    Oct 29, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

  • DC Department of Health and Volunteers Collaborate for a Successful “Concert for Valor”

    On November 11, 2014, HBO, Starbucks, and Chase Bank hosted the “Concert for Valor” on the National Mall in Washington, DC. In honor of Veteran’s Day, the concert drew an estimated 800,000 attendees, with the crowd size larger than many Fourth of July celebrations and presidential inaugurations.

    Jan 05, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

    “Back2School” Immunization Clinic runs smoothly using Incident Command System

    Working with state and local partners, Dakota County Public Health Department vaccinated 120 students entering 7th through 12th grade to comply with updated Minnesota School Immunization Laws. The clinic was organized utilizing the Incident Command System and demonstrated emergency preparedness capabilities.

    Dec 19, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

    “Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall”

    Dec 19, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

    Infectious Disease, Medical Reserve Corps, Social Determinants of Health

    New York City MRC Engages in Community Outreach and Education for Ebola Response

    When the first case of Ebola emerged in New York City on October 23, the New York City Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) within the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) was already prepared to respond. The New York City MRC had begun training members for Ebola in early October and quickly put them to work by engaging in community outreach and education, “Ebola 101” trainings, and...

    Dec 16, 2014 | Guest Author

    MRC Volunteers Aid in Dallas Ebola Response

    As soon as the first U.S. diagnosed case of Ebola was confirmed, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) enlisted support from its team of Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers. A total of 56 individual members responded to the request to staff the DCHHS Call Center – one important method Dallas County used to respond to the public about Ebola virus disease.

    Dec 10, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

    Collin County MRC Conducts Contact Tracing and Monitoring for Ebola

    When the first case of Ebola emerged in Dallas on September 20, Collin County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) knew they would have to be ready to respond. Collin County is a veteran community 23 miles north of Dallas with a large population that regularly commutes into the metro area, and someone would have likely been in contact with a person with a possible Ebola case.

    Dec 02, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

    Medical Reserve Corps, Social Determinants of Health

    Brookline Medical Reserve Corps Initiates Novel Emergency Preparedness “Buddies Program”

    As population trends shift, the Brookline Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) within the Brookline Department of Public Health in Massachusetts developed the Emergency Preparedness "Buddies Program." This program aims to match trained volunteers with at-risk elders to improve preparedness and resiliency.

    Nov 19, 2014 | Guest Author

    Leveraging Ebola Publicity for Seasonal Flu Outreach

    With the Ebola outbreak reaching U.S. soil, many Americans are concerned about their risk of infection. One county health department is tackling the concerns of its jurisdiction head-on and simultaneously leveraging the Ebola discussion for influenza education and outreach.

    Nov 05, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

    Partnering with the Local Library for Preparedness Education

    The Natick Department of Public Health and the local Natick Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a unit of the Massachusetts Region 4A MRC, have partnered with the Morse Institute Library in Natick, MA, to spread the word about emergency preparedness in the local community.

    Oct 29, 2014 | Alyson Jordan

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