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The mission of the Boone County Medical Reserve Corps is to recruit, retain and train all medical and non-medical volunteers in order to create a healthy and effective response in the local community.
Who We Are
The Boone County Medical Reserve Corps is a growing unit in Indiana. The job of the public health community has expanded and now entails planning and responding to duties in the case of a bioterrorism or natural large-scale disease outbreak. This type of response can only be achieved with broad support and a cohesive public-private partnership.
What Volunteers Do
Volunteers are the vital component to this organization. With the volunteers, the BCMRC is able to provide essential service to the community of Boone County.
In recent years, volunteers have participated in immunization and flu clinics, the H1N1 campaign, the 2011 Point of Dispensing Exercise, in-house office tasks and various community events.
What Does the Boone Co. MRC Contribute to the Community?
- Bolsters public health and emergency response infrastructures by providing supplemental personnel
- Enables communities to meet specific health needs
- Allows the local community more autonomy & not as reliant on state and national resources
- Gives community members the opportunity to participate in developing strategies to make their communities healthier and safer
- Provides mechanisms for information sharing and coordination between all partner organizations
- Provides a dialogue between emergency management and public health agencies
- Allows for national recognition of local public health and emergency response efforts
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I think it is a rewarding experience to help others in our community. Helping and working with the Boone County Medical Reserve Corps is always wonderful and something I look forward to. Volunteering after retirement is very enjoyable.
- Doris Saulmon, Volunteer