What is the North Central Idaho Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?
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. The North Central Idaho MRC serves Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, and Nez Perce Counties to make up Idaho Public Health District 2. Our MRC is a community-based program designed to develop a well-trained team of medical and non-medical volunteers who are willing to contribute their skills and expertise to the community. Their efforts ensure that we all may be better equipped to prepare for and respond to a wide range of emergencies, as well as to promote healthy living throughout the year.
The North Central Idaho MRC will identify, screen, train and organize the volunteers, and utilize them to support routine Public Health activities and augment preparedness and response efforts.
|Types of Volunteers Needed|
|Mental Health Practitioners||Health Educators|
|Nurses||Translators & interpreters|
|Physician assistants||Medical records experts|
|Nurse practitioners||Data entry staff|
|Dental hygienists||Ham radio operators|
Listed below are some examples of the types of activities in which MRC Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers may be involved:
|Medical-related Volunteer||Non-Medical Volunteer|
|Prophylaxis (immunization and dispensing medications)||Patient intake (distributing forms, assisting clients with forms, etc.)|
|Clinic preparation (fill syringes, measure medications, etc.)||Information/communication|
|Interviews for patient/client history||People movers/crowd control|
|First responder (initial assessment and vital signs)||Interpreters|
|Triage||Amateur radio operators|
|Treatment||General administrative tasks|
|Health education||Record keeping/data management|
|Phone screening and consulting||Providing comfort to those affected|
|Distribution of medications and supplies from SNS (Strategic National Stockpile)|
|Communicable disease control measures|
|Supporting health needs of vulnerable populations|
|Integration with local, regional, and statewide initiatives|