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MRC Reports and Presentations

NACCHO & DCVMRC Reports and Presentations
The Medical Reserve Corps: A Valuable Asset to Local Health Departments
This fact sheet illustrates how local health departments can partner with MRC units to augment their public health infrastructure and response capacity. Specific examples of partnerships are included. More »
A Brief History of the Medical Reserve Corps
After the life-altering events of 9/11, the volunteer physicians recognized the need for an organized group of medical volunteers who would be trained and prepared to provide supplemental medical and public health support in response to emergency operations in New York City. The group submitted a proposal to the city, requesting that a cadre of trained medical volunteers be established; the proposal was alter expanded to suggest a nationwide group of volunteers be developed—a concept that eventually reached President George W. Bush and Congress. More »
NACCHO Supports Medical Reserve Corps Efforts
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has prepared this fact sheet to help local public health professionals understand the shared cooperative agreement and unique relationship between the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (DCVMRC) and NACCHO and the benefits Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units nationwide receive due to this dynamic partnership. More »
Advanced Practice Center Products Support Medical Reserve Corps Initiatives
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) prepared this fact sheet to introduce Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units to valuable training resources available through the Advanced Practice Centers (APC) Program. APCs exist to serve the public health community and provide resources ranging from training products to prepare for and respond to mass casualty incidents, to public education materials to reach vulnerable populations. With public health resources stretched to the limit, the tasks of planning for and preparing to meet the needs of the community during a public health all-hazards event are daunting. A partnership among APCs, the MRC, and local health departments (LHDs) can create the tools necessary to leverage resources and assets with the goal of achieving efficient and effective responses, and recovery from a disaster or public health emergency. More »
2009 "In Focus" Survey Results
In 2009, a readership survey was sent to readers of the MRC quarterly newsletter, "In Focus." More »
Sustainability of Medical Reserve Corps Units Issue Brief
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has prepared this research to encourage health officers and legislators to maintain funding for Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units and to continue staffing full-time unit coordinators. This issue brief contains information about the value MRC units bring to a community and the need for sustainable funding and support. More »
Medical Reserve Corps Units and H1N1 Influenza-Related Activities Report
To view a report about MRC units and H1N1-related activities, please click here. This report was taken from the Web site.
MAPP and the MRC: Encouraging Partnerships and Strategic Planning for Disasters
This fact sheet provides details about the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process and how MRC units nationwide can use MAPP for strategic planning for disasters. The fact sheet contains many details about the unique process and how it can be used in communities. More »
Medical Reserve Corps Promotes Healthy Living Year Round
This issue brief details various ways local health departments (LHDs) can collaborate with the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) in carrying out public health initiatives on a day-to-day basis such as staffing mass vaccination clinics, providing outreach to at-risk populations, and much more. To find this publication, type in the title of the document once you enter the bookstore. More »
The Value of Partnerships: Understanding the Link between Local Health Departments and Medical Reserve Corps Units
This research report explores and describes the true values of the partnership between the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and local health departments (LHDs). This qualitative and quantitative report is supported by research that includes online surveys, a discussion group, and focus groups that were conducted with key constituents in the MRC and LHD community. "The Value of Partnerships: Understanding the Link Between Local Health Departments and Medical Reserve Corps Units" summarizes the results of this surveying project. The purpose of the research is to inform and guide NACCHO in its efforts to increase the number of MRC-LHD partnerships nationwide. To read this document, type in the title of the document once you enter the bookstore. More »
NACCHO/MRC Poster Presentation
Learn how NACCHO's work with the Medical Reserve Corps program is helping to strengthen ties with the nation's public health systems. More »
NACCHO Primary Care Preparedness Poster
Presented at the 2007 Primary Care Preparedness Summit, learn about NACCHO's work in the area of primary care preparedness and its involvement in the MRC program to help enhance the capacity of local health officials in the area of primary care.  More »
NACCHO SNS and the MRC Poster
Presented at SNS meeting nationwide, this poster describes the MRC relationship to the Strategic National Stockpile project. More specifically, it addresses the role the MRC can play to enhance SNS plans.  More »
Health Care Organizations and the MRC Poster
Presented at the Joint Commission Resources annual emergency preparedness conference, this poster examines the role of the MRC in enhancing the preparedness capacity of the nation's health care organizations.  More »
Case Studies of the MRC Program Collaboration with Local Health Departments
Case Studies of the MRC Program Collaboration with Local Health Departments is a report that  presents how local health departments (LHDs) and MRC units use MRC volunteers in mutually beneficial ways. Based on interviews with 18 MRC and LHD leaders conducted in June and July of 2008, the report reflects “Notes from the Field” that describes the experiences of the leaders. More »
Other Organization and Agency Reports and Presentations
National Prevention Strategy
The National Prevention Council, chaired by Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, developed a National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy (National Prevention Strategy). The National Prevention Strategy was released on June 16, 2011. More »
AHRQ Released New Report
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released a new report, Recommendations for a National Mass Patient and Evacuee Movement, Regulating, and Tracking System, which recommends developing a coordinated multi-jurisdictional evacuation system that builds on existing resources and procedures available at the state, local, and federal level. More »