West Central Florida Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
The Medical Reserve Corps is a team of pre-identified, trained and credentialed volunteers who augment local community health and medical services during disasters and other public health activities. These volunteers include physicians, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, psychologists, other medical and mental healthcare professionals, as well as others who are willing to support the mission of the MRC and West Central Florida during population disasters.
When the health and medical capability of West Central Florida is stretched during disasters and other health emergencies, the MRC is here to assist!
In the video below, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, shares how the events of September 11, 2001 resulted in the need for the Medical Reserve Corps: