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					     Medical Reserve Corps:
Enhancing Preparedness, Response and
   Resiliency Through Volunteerism



    Clinician Outreach and Communication
       Activity (COCA) Conference Call
                October 5, 2009
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       Medical Reserve Corps:
Enhancing Preparedness, Response and
   Resiliency Through Volunteerism

         Robert J. Tosatto, RPh, MPH, MBA
                               CAPT, USPHS
    Director, Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps
                      Office of the Surgeon General
                Objectives
Upon conclusion to this presentation, the
participant will be able to:
• Discuss trends in volunteerism
• Demonstrate an understanding of the
  Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
• Discuss ways in which MRC units are
  involved in public health, preparedness
  and response activities
• Identify ways to join, partner with or find
  information about local MRC units
                       Volunteerism
• ~ 61.8 million Americans (26.4% of the U.S. population)
  volunteered through an organization in 2008
   – up 1M from the previous year
• > 8 billion hours of service in 2008
   – worth an estimated $162 billion
• Generic vs. skill-based
   – The average hour of traditional volunteerism is valued at between $18-20
     an hour.
   – Skills-based volunteerism is valued at $40-500 an hour depending on the
     market value of the time
• Affiliated vs. non-affiliated
• Planned vs. spontaneous
• “The Health Benefits of Volunteering”
                        Resiliency




“Resilience is the capacity of an individual, community or system to
adapt in order to sustain an acceptable level of function, structure, and
identity”

                            - Resilient Nation
                  Resiliency

• 4 R’s of Resiliency
     Robustness
     Redundancy
     Resourcefulness
     Rapidity


               - Bruneau et al
           MRC “At A Glance”
• National network
• Mission: Engage volunteers to strengthen public
  health, emergency response and community
  resiliency
• Key Points:
  – Organize/utilize locally
  – Affiliate/integrate with existing programs and
    resources
  – Volunteer management -- identify, screen/verify
    credentials, train
                   MRC Models
• Community-based = No “typical” MRC
• All MRC units:
  –   Provide an organization structure for utilizing members
  –   Pre-identify members
  –   Verify professional licensure/certification
  –   Train/prepare
• Units vary by:
  –   Housing organizations
  –   Partner organizations
  –   Types/number of volunteers
  –   Local mission/activities
Housing Organizations
Partner Organizations
Jurisdiction Type
Leader Type/% Time
              MRC Volunteers

• Medical and public health professionals
  – in training
  – active practice
  – inactive
  – retired
• Other interested individuals
  – can help with communications, administration,
    logistics, etc…
MRC Volunteers
             MRC Activities
• FYO9 – 6,468 activities
  – Administrative - 921
  – Preparedness – 1,576
  – Public Health – 1,121
  – Response - 774
  – Training – 2,076
• FY08 – 5,346 activities
• FY07 – 2,832 activities
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Current MRC – H1N1 Activities
     (~past 6 months)
9/11 Event
HHS Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius receives her
seasonal flu shot from
an Alexandria MRC
volunteer
Expected MRC – H1N1 Activities
              Rhode Island MRC
• RI Department of Health asked RI DMAT/RI
  MRC to vaccinate all school children in RI
  (~158,000)
  – Expect compliance rate to be ~30-50%
  – 35 School districts
  – Funding from RI Department of Health
• Expect >1,000 volunteers to participate
  – Many different categories (EMTs, RNs, LPNs, MDs,
    RPhs)
• Training ongoing
  – Six 3-4 hour sessions completed; 8 more expected
     • ICS basics
     • Demonstrate IM injection competencies (adult, pediatric)
Barriers
      Finding MRC Units




www.medicalreservecorps.gov
Finding MRC Units
Call to Action




www.flu.gov/psa/
             For More Information
• OCVMRC
  – MRCcontact@hhs.gov
  – (301) 443-4951
• MRC website
  – www.medicalreservecorps.gov
• MRC Regional Coordinators
  – http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/Coordinators/Regional
• MRC State Coordinators
  – http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/Coordinators/State
• Contact existing MRC units
                Objectives
Upon conclusion to this presentation, the
participant will be able to:
• Discuss trends in volunteerism
• Demonstrate an understanding of the
  Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
• Discuss ways in which MRC units are
  involved in public health, preparedness
  and response activities
• Identify ways to join, partner with or find
  information about local MRC units
        Thank you!


www.medicalreservecorps.gov
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