Medical Reserve Corps
Tazewell County Health Department
21306 Illinois Route 9
Tremont, IL 61568
309-925-5511 Ext. 225
What is the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?
Under the umbrella of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the White House's USA Freedom Corps, the Medical Reserve Corps was created in 2002.
The MRC program's main objective is establishing a system to identify, train, and organize medical and public health professionals, as well as lay volunteers to supplement and support on-going emergency response systems and personnel.
Each MRC is organized and tailored to meet specific needs in the community it serves.
All MRC organizations share the common goals of:
- Creating teams of volunteer medical, public health, and lay professionals to help during emergencies and disasters.
- Offering education and prevention to improve the public health of neighborhoods and communities.