The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a federal program under the US Department of Health & Human Services. MRC volunteers work in community-level units to support public health through emergency response, health education, and preparedness activities. Volunteers also can choose to be deployed nationally as part of large-scale relief operations. The MRC works closely with the Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and state and local health providers.
In Fayette County, the MRC is coordinated through the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. The next local MRC meeting is Thursday, June 23rd, at the Health Department’s offices at 650 Newtown Pike. The guest speaker will be Kristy Bolen, the MRC coordinator from Ashland/Boyd County, Kentucky. Ms. Bolen will present on a project she did with functional access need populations.
To learn more about the MRC or to sign up to attend this week’s meeting, see the local chapter’s web page at https://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/MrcUnits/UnitDetails/911 or contact local MRC coordinator Kara Stanfield at Kara.Stanfield@ky.gov.