The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized
locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network
comprises 996 community-based units and over 200,000 volunteers located throughout
the United States and its territories. MRC volunteers include medical and
public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare
backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health,
improve emergency response capabilities and build community resiliency. They
prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes,
tornados, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public
health, such as disease outbreaks.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program is the national office of the MRC
and is housed within the Office of Emergency Management's (OEM) Partner Readiness
and Emergency Programs (PREP) Division, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness
and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Visit the website to volunteer or partner with your local MRC.