Will you help your community during a declared Public Health Emergency? If so, Chesprocott Health District (CHD), serving the Cheshire, Prospect and Wolcott communities, invites you to join their Chesprocott Medical Reserve Corps.
In September 2020, the Chesprocott Public Health Volunteers were officially granted Medical Reserve Corps status. Chesprocott MRC volunteers have already assisted their communities by donating their time to three local drive-thru flu clinics that provided flu vaccines to over 300 people.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network comprises approximately 185,000 volunteers in roughly 800 community-based units located throughout the United States and its territories. Connecticut is home to 24 MRC Units across the state.
MRC volunteers include members of the community with medical and non-medical backgrounds to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency, especially during public health emergencies, which can span a broad range of disaster situations, including natural hazards, acts of terrorism, and infectious-disease outbreaks such as COVID-19.
In the event of a Public Health Emergency that requires some form of medical intervention, Chesprocott Health District and Chesprocott MRC volunteers are ready to provide medical countermeasures to the public.
If you are interested in becoming a Chesprocott MRC Volunteer, please contact Jennifer Atkins, Chesprocott MRC Unit Leader at (203) 272-2761. For more information, please visit CHD’s website www.chesprocott.org