Medical Reserve Corps
The Greene County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a county-based volunteer program for both medical and non-medical volunteers. It is a collaborative effort coordinated through Greene County Public Health and will augment response efforts during disasters, as well as assist the county in times of non-emergency.
For more information on the Office of Civilian Volunteers Medical Reserve Corps and the Ohio Medical Reserve Corps, please visit the following sites:
- Office of the Civilian Medical Reserve Corps
- Ohio Medical Reserve Corps
About the Greene County Medical Reserve Corps
The Greene County Medical Reserve Corps unit has been developed to support public health, assist with mass prophylaxis/vaccination clinics, and with surge capacity during a public health emergency. Free training is provided for volunteers. This unit allows medical professionals and non-licensed persons to volunteer. We encourage all interested volunteers to sign up at ohioresponds.gov or call Greene County Public Health at 937-374-5600.
The mission of the Greene County Medical Reserve is to act as a voluntary adjunct to Greene County Public Health and its cooperating agencies, and to improve the health, safety, and welfare of Greene County residents and communities though volunteer health, medical, and other support activities.
- Promote the public's health through close collaboration and partnership with Greene County Public Health and its cooperating agencies.
- Support Public Health, assist with mass prophylaxis/vaccination clinics, and with surge capacity during a public health emergency.
The need for the MRC became apparent after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when medical and public health professionals, eager to volunteer in support of emergency relief activities, found that there was no organized approach to channel their efforts. As a result, the MRC was established to provide a way to recruit, train, and activate medical and public health professionals and other volunteers to respond to community health needs during disasters and other public health emergencies. The Medical Reserve Corps Program Office is the national office of the MRC and is housed within the Readiness Division, Office of Emergency Management and Medical Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The MRC Program supports the MRC network by providing technical assistance, coordination, communications, strategy and policy development, grants and contract oversight, training, and other associated services. It provides information and best practices to help communities establish, implement, and maintain MRC units in order to achieve their local visions for public health and emergency preparedness.
The Greene County MRC was created in May 2005 to aid Greene County before, during, and after an emergency. It is comprised of licensed health and medical professionals, including nurses, nurse practitioners, veterinarians, pharmacists, doctors, chiropractors, physician assistants, dentists, and others, and non-medical volunteers who will assist and support county efforts. The Greene County MRC program is a collaboration among emergency management, emergency medical services, hospital-based services, medical providers, and public health agencies and is coordinated through Greene County Public Health.
Impact of MRC on COVID
- Sign up for Greene County Medical Reserve
- Information on the Medical Reserve Corps
- Information on the Greene County Citizens Corps
- Search for available training
- National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant courses: NIMS 700 and ICS 100 required.
- MRC Volunteer Handbook
- Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide