New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps
The mission of the New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps (NOMRC) is to be a diverse group of committed volunteers with skills and expertise to supplement public health emergency preparedness and response efforts in New Orleans.
The NOMRC monthly newsletter gives an overview of our completed activities and the upcoming events we have scheduled. The August edition highlights a call for volunteers for the K10 Day of Service first aid stations, preliminary Hurricane Season outreach results, and upcoming training opportunities.
Hurricane Season Outreach Results
In 2014, our unit received a $20,000 grant from the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) to coordinate hurricane preparedness outreach. To complete this project, we partnered with the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, EMS, Evacuteer, Office of Public Health, American Red Cross, Entergy and Regional Transit Authority to develop new materials and coordinate outreach events. Click here to see a full write up of our project and view the overall results below.
8 new outreach materials developed
Over 23,000 brochures distributed
103 community partners trained at 10 training sessions
Over 12,000 households reached at 49 community outreach events
358 new at-risk individuals enrolled in the Special Needs Registry through 29 enrollment events
23 at-risk individuals reached through door to door outreach
145 hours of service by NOMRC members