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Building Capacity From Within: Demonstrating the Value of the Medical Reserve Corps to Local Health Departments

NACCHO has developed an online module that illustrates the value and role of Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers within Local Health Departments (LHDs). Designed for LHDs that do not have an MRC unit in their jurisdiction, this module demonstrates the benefits that an MRC Unit can add to an LHD’s ability to deliver effective services to its community.

Learning objectives
After completing the module, local health officials should be able to:

  1. Describe the organizational structure of the Medical Reserve Corps
  2. Describe how Medical Reserve Corps volunteers fill gaps in LHD internal capacity
  3. Describe ways that NACCHO supports the MRC network
  4. Summarize the guidelines for consideration for starting and maintaining a MRC unit

Tier Level: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3
Modality: Self-Paced
Length: 14 minutes 31 seconds

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Association for Community Health Improvement
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