Dallas County Health & Human Services
To help ensure community resiliency by recruiting and training volunteers to supplement medical response to local disasters and other public health emergencies.
"The MRC is one of the best ways I know to serve my community and my country." --Sharon S.
|Medical & Public Health Support Activities
The Dallas County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) provides supplemental support to a variety of local public health initiatives such as school, civic, and faith-based sponsored health fairs, back-up support of Immunization clinics and vaccination campaigns, epidemiology staff support during disease outbreaks, and community-wide public health education campaigns.
The Dallas County MRC actively seeks new partnerships among local emergency response agencies and the medical and mental health communities. In addition, MRC functions cooperatively with three contiguous county MRC units (Tarrant, Denton, and Collin) with plans that facilitate sharing of volunteers during emergency deployments.
|“Fundamentals of Preparedness”
This community outreach program sponsored by the Dallas County MRC emphasizes the importance of being prepared for catastrophic local disasters or other public health emergencies. The program’s sixteen fundamental steps to preparedness, along with various hazard descriptions and helpful hints, can be found online. https://www.dallascounty.org/traintosurvive
"As a volunteer with the MRC, I learned the importance of emergency preparedness training." — Lynn L.