Volunteers needed for Martin County Medical Reserve Corps

August 16th, 2010 by mike Leave a reply »

The Martin County Medical Reserve Corps provides citizens of both medical and non-medical backgrounds with a way to respond to events such as the swine flu vaccination campaign, as well as other public health emergencies.

Anyone interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corps is invited to attend the next meeting on August 17, at the Roy F. Collier Community Center. A light snack will be provided.

The Martin County Medical Reserve Corps is a branch of the federal government’s Medical Reserve Corps program. Its goal is to provide a volunteer pool for the county that can enhance and support first responders, public health agencies and the health care infrastructure during a crisis. Volunteers could have opportunities to serve in their own community or for communities in need around Kentucky. Volunteers will be offered trainings throughout the year aimed at both basic functions and specialized skills.

Anyone age 18 or older is eligible, and people with both medical and non-medical training are encouraged to join.

For more information about the Medical Reserve Corps, please contact Richard Helton at 606-298-7752, or visit http://www.martincountyhealth.org/mrc

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