The Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City is a network of medical and public health volunteers, along with non-medical community members, who volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support ongoing public health initiatives and assist throughout the Greater Kansas City area during disasters and other times of community need.
MRCKC works to improve and protect our community by supporting:
- Volunteer emergency preparedness training and exercises
- Health education and screenings
- Efforts to provide medical services to at-risk populations
- Support for local and state response to disasters and terrorism, staffing support for emergency shelters and dispensing sites for medications and vaccinations
About the Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City
Nationally The Medical Reserve Corps is the component of the Citizen Corps that brings together local health professionals and others with relevant health-related skills to volunteer in their community.
The Medical Reserve Corps provides health professionals and others an organized mechanism through which they can volunteer their time and skills to strengthen their communities by preparing for and responding to large-scale emergencies and disasters, such as an influenza epidemic, chemical release or act of terrorism.
Locally The Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City, MRCKC, is intended to supplement the resources of the local public health and emergency management infrastructure in the event of a large-scale emergency or disaster. MRCKC does not replace or supplant existing systems or resources. The MRCKC is a network of medical and public health volunteers, along with non-medical community members.
Volunteers work under the direction of the local public health departments or emergency managers and are incorporated into their operations. However, MRCKC does include specific leadership positions, all held by volunteers.
MRCKC conducts licensure verification as needed to ensure that licensed volunteers are qualified to provide care to the public.
We keep our volunteers informed of regular meetings, training and exercise opportunities, service opportunities and special events through electronic correspondence. MRCKC is an ECSI and AHA training site.