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A Message from an MRC Unit Leader Read More

SAVE THE DATE: DMRC Meet & Greet scheduled for April 11, 2019  Read More

FREE Diabetes Self Management Workshop Read More

“Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Workshop” set at STAR Health Sciences Complex Read More

Chronic pain self-management workshop at STAR Health Sciences Complex Read More

Diabetes self-management workshop starts: Six free sessions to help or prevent health complications Read More

Diabetes self-management workshop set at STAR Health Sciences Complex Read More

Chronic disease self-management workshop to meet at STAR Health Sciences Complex Read More

New Castle MRC Raises Awareness about the Role of Volunteerism in Healthy Communities Read More

Delaware MRC conducts Autism Preparedness Training Read More

ASPR Blog – Prepared to Serve: Medical Reserve Corps Read More

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The Delaware Medical Reserve Corps (DMRC) is sponsored by the Delaware Division of Public Health and is a volunteer corps comprised of dedicated medical and non-medical professionals who give their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. Volunteers also participate in health promotion and education in local communities.The DMRC has three county units (New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties) and provides the structure necessary to pre-identify, pre-credential, pre-train, and activate volunteers in a timely matter.

The DMRC is sponsored by the Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness Section, which has contracted with the University of Delaware School of Nursing to coordinate Delaware’s three county units (New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties), Delaware’s Self-Management Program, and Delaware’s Behavioral and Emotional Support Team (DE BEST).

 

History of Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) Movement

The national MRC movement began after September 11, 2001 when there was difficulty managing the thousands of spontaneous volunteers as Americans across the country asked “What can I do to help?” The answer was developed in the months following 9/11 and the MRC concept was born. It exists to pre-identify, pre-train and pre-credential volunteers for national emergencies and public health special events.

The national MRC program partners with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Citizen Corp and is headquartered in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

History of DMRC

The DMRC was started in 2006. It is housed in the Delaware Division of Public Health. It serves to supplement existing medical and public health staff. In 2013, three county-based units were established in the state, including New Castle, Sussex, and Kent.

The DMRC is sponsored by the Delaware Health and Social ServicesDivision of Public HealthEmergency Medical Services and Preparedness Section, which has contracted with the University of Delaware School of Nursing to coordinate the three county units: New Castle, Kent, and Sussex.

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PARTNERSHIPS

Citizens Corps Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Delaware Cancer Consortium: HealthyDelaware.org

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Office of Diabetes and Heart Prevention and Control

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Office of Preparedness

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Office of Preparedness: Naloxone Program

Delaware Diabetes Coalition

Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)

Delaware Libraries

Delaware Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (DVOAD)

DEMA Citizens Corps: PrepareDE.org

Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH)

HealthyDelaware.org

Help is Here

Homeland Security “Stop the Bleed”

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

New Castle County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

New Castle County Emergency Management Agency (NCC EMA)

Quality Insights

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Dining with Diabetes Program

University of Delaware, School of Nursing