New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps
The mission of the New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps (NOMRC) is to augment local community health and medical services staff with pre-identified, trained and credentialed MRC volunteers. The NOMRC provides a mechanism for civic-minded individuals to train and prepare for a public health emergency. This group of volunteers provides a pool of resources available to supplement the local emergency responders in Orleans Parish to assist in mass prophylaxis/vaccination clinics, emergency shelters and other public health outreach efforts.
NOMRC Awarded $20,000 for Outreach
NOMRC applied to the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for a grant to fund outreach to at-risk populations. In December, 2013, NACCHO awarded $20,000 grants to 29 of the 200 local MRCs who applied. NOMRC is proud to say it is one of the recipients of the grant. The grant is to fund:
Development of consistent and accurate emergency preparedness information for at-risk populations.
Working with local agencies serving at-risk populations to deliver emergency preparedness messages to their clients.
Read what NACCHO says about the grant
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