​​​​​​​Medical Reserve Corps

What is the Medical Reserve Corps?
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety and resiliency of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as others interested in strengthening the public health infrastructure and improving the preparedness and response capabilities of their local jurisdiction. MRC units identify, screen, train and organize the volunteers, and utilize them to support routine public health activities and augment preparedness and response efforts.

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​Kane County MRC volunteers have been supporting public health and the Health Department in many different capacities in the last 3 years.

They have helped promoting safe driving and personal preparedness education, supporting the Lead Research Project, staffing immunization clinics, supporting the Bleeding Control Project, and assisting with case investigation during outbreaks, among other things.
​During the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteers immediately jumped in and completed trainings to be able to assist in several response activities, such staffing the Health Department's call center, conducting case investigations, delivering food and other essential items to families in isolation, staffing the Health Department's front desk, and helping with outbreak support. 
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More recently, they have been consistently helping to staff mass vaccination clinics in medical and non-medical capacities,
and assisting with transportation to and from vaccination appointments.
From March
 2020 to March 2021, our volunteers have donated over
5,800 hours of their time to help our communities being healthier and safer.

Come join this outstanding team!


 

Email the fillable form application to: hrmcorrespondence@co.kane.il.us 
Or - print, complete, and mail to the address on the application.​

Contact Information

Claudia Reginato, MPH, MS 
Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator
KaneMRC@co.kane.il.us

Kane County MRC Mission

In active partnership with the community, the Kane County MRC improves the well-being and safety of all residents by organizing and utilizing public health, medical, and other volunteers. The Mission of the Kane County MRC is in line with the Mission of the Kane County Health Department and the National Medical Reserve Corps.

Kane County MRC Goals
  1. To provide a readied volunteer force that can assist KCHD Emergency Response during times of critical events that threaten the public’s well-being.
  2. To coordinate the identification, recruitment, registration, credentialing, training, and engagement of volunteers to support the response capabilities of the KCHD in a public health emergency.
  3. To strengthen public health infrastructure at the KCHD and improve education, preparedness, response, and recovery from public health emergencies, including infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and terrorism.
  4. To assist the community in emergency preparedness and response activities through education, preparation, and voluntary service.

Links & Resources

A brief history of the Medical Reserve Corps 

National Medical Reserve Corps Website




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