The Upper Valley Regional Public Health Network along with the Vermont Department of Health coordinates efforts to recruit, train, and deploy a volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) during public health emergencies. The MRC is housed under the City of Lebanon Fire Department and supports local emergency responders to provide emergency public health services throughout the region. MRC volunteers include medical, public health, and general professionals.
The Medical Reserve Corps was founded nationally in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It was a way to standardize training and organize response for medical and non-medical volunteers who wish to support responders in times of public health emergencies. Unit 1776, the Upper Valley Medical Reserve Corps (UVMRC) was formed in 2008, and since then, we have expanded to a dedicated group who promotes community health initiatives on behalf of our local health departments, hospitals and community partners. We provide event support at flu clinics, medical tents at road races and fairs, education to students, scouts, and other groups and support positive health promotion wherever we are called on. We teach health focused courses such as Stop the Bleed, NARCAN administration, and host speakers on a variety of topics for our members and the public. In times of emergency we supplement the local capacity of our responders and health institutions. We are proud of our group and all they can do. Please consider joining us.
The Upper Valley Medical Reserve Corps is composed of medical and non-medical volunteers dedicated to community health preparedness/education and response in emergencies. We are a bi-state team for NH and VT.
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