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									                                      Office of the Surgeon General
                        Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps
                                        Quarterly Progress Report
                           FY2010 Quarter 1 (October 1 – December 31, 2009)

MRC Status and Activity Highlights:

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to
improving the health, safety and resiliency of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and
public health professionals, as well as others interested in strengthening the public health infrastructure
and improving the preparedness and response capabilities of their local jurisdiction. MRC units identify,
screen, train and organize the volunteers, and utilize them to support routine public health activities and
augment preparedness and response efforts. The MRC mission is to engage volunteers to strengthen
public health, emergency response and community resiliency. We are pleased to welcome 19 new MRC
units that were registered with the Office of the Surgeon General during this quarter:

Region                                                Region
  1      Greater Plymouth MRC (NH)                      6      OK Region 4-Wagoner County MRC
  2      Allegany Cattaraugus Chautauqua (NY)           6      Greater Killeen MRC (TX)
  3      Georgetown Emergency Response (DC)             6      Corpus Christi-Nueces MRC (TX)
  3      Western Montgomery MRC (PA)                    7      Ralls County Health Dept MRC (MO)
  3      Blue Ridge MRC (VA)                            8      Fremont County MRC (WY)
  4      Allen County Scottsville Student MRC           9      Apache County MRC (AZ)
         (KY)
  4      Mississippi Gulf Coast MRC                      10    Lower Elwa Klallam MRC (WA)
  5      Fulton County Volunteer MRC (IL)                10    Sammamish MRC (WA)
  5      Lake County MRC (MI)                            10    Issaquah MRC (WA)
  6      OK Region3-Pontotoc MRC

During this period, no MRC units were de-registered. At the end of the reporting period there were
199,403 volunteers enrolled in 869 MRC units in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the U.S.
Virgin Islands, Palau, and Puerto Rico. (Note: the number of volunteers is collated from the information
provided by MRC units as part of their profiles on the MRC website)

The following map and charts give a quick snapshot of MRC growth, the number and regional
distribution of MRC units and volunteers, and the categories of MRC volunteers:




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                                                     Office of the Surgeon General
                                       Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps
                                                       Quarterly Progress Report
                                          FY2010 Quarter 1 (October 1 – December 31, 2009)



                                                     Growth in Number of MRC Units

                1,000


                  900                                                                               869


                  800                                                                    791
                                                                            719
                  700

                                                               597
                  600
      # Units




                  500


                  400
                                               350

                  300
                              232
                  200


                  100


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                            FY 05 Q1         FY 06 Q1        FY 07 Q1     FY 08 Q1     FY 09 Q1    FY 10 Q1



                                                Growth in Number of MRC Volunteers

                250,000




                                                                                                    199,403
                200,000

                                                                                        172,910


                                                                            146,975
                150,000
# Volunteers




                                                              112,089

                100,000


                                               62,982

                 50,000
                              34,164




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                             FY 05 Q1          FY 06 Q1       FY 07 Q1      FY 08 Q1    FY 09 Q1   FY 10 Q1




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                                                                Office of the Surgeon General
                                                  Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps
                                                                  Quarterly Progress Report
                                                     FY2010 Quarter 1 (October 1 – December 31, 2009)



                                                                      Number of MRC Units by Region

               250

                                                                                                 227



               200




                                                                             151
               150
# Units




               100
                                82                                                                                84
                                                               75
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                                                  56
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                                                                            MRC Volunteers by Type

                    90,000

                    80,000
                                                                                                                                                                                     77,611

                    70,000

                    60,000                                          54,417
     # Volunteers




                    50,000

                    40,000

                    30,000
                                                                                                                                                                         20,240
                    20,000       14,517
                                                                                                                             9,695           9,498
                    10,000                                                         4,533
                                             1,499         3,122                               2,056           1,645                                          574
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                                     Office of the Surgeon General
                       Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps
                                       Quarterly Progress Report
                          FY2010 Quarter 1 (October 1 – December 31, 2009)


As part of their profiles on the MRC website, 514 (59%) MRC units reported a total of 2,995 activities
during this quarter: 135 administrative, 386 preparedness, 1,279 public health, 872 emergency response
and 323 training. Many MRC units reported H1N1-related activities. Samples of the activities that MRC
units have been involved in during this reporting period include:

Public Health
 The Topsfield Regional MRC (Topsfield, MA) recruited volunteers and educated the community at a
   MRC booth at the Topsfield Fair.
 The Wachusett MRC (Hubbardston, MA) and the Grafton MRC (Grafton, MA) sponsored a Whack
   the Flu Program in twelve schools in order to educate children on disease prevention.
 The Brocton Area MRC (Brocton, MA) and partners distributed 20,000 bookmarks that contained
   information on flu precautions, hand washing, and cough etiquette, to libraries, schools, public
   buildings, clinics, and other venues.
 The Amherst Health Department MRC (Amherst, MA) administered over 200 flu vaccinations to
   elderly citizens.
 Almost 900 members of the Rhode Island MRC assisted with the efforts to provide H1N1
   vaccinations for all of the children in RI public schools. Approximately 120,000 RI schoolchildren in
   450 schools were vaccinated.
 The Monmouth County MRC (Freehold, NJ) assisted the health department in administering H1N1
   vaccinations to 260 EMS providers.
 Volunteers with the Ocean County MRC (Toms River, NJ) participated in six county H1N1 clinics,
   providing approximately 5,500 vaccinations to area residents.
 One hundred three volunteers with the Dutchess County MRC (Poughkeepsie, NY) vaccinated 3,400
   county residents over a four week period.
 Over five weekends, 500 volunteers with the NYC MRC (New York, NY) assisted in vaccinating
   40,000 people using 29 H1N1 Points of Dispensing (POD) sites.
 The Eastern Panhandle MRC (Martinsburg, WV) assisted with registration, handing out bottled water,
   and providing additional information at the Freedom Run Marathon.
 The Peninsula MRC (Newport News, VA) assisted with vaccinating over 113 animal at a free rabies
   clinic.
 The Howard County MRC (Columbia, MD) assisted with administering over 5,900 seasonal flu
   vaccinations in five hours at a drive thru clinic.
 The Arlington County MRC (Arlington, VA) assisted with vaccinating over 12,550 students. MRC
   volunteers donated 988 hours with the volunteer services valued at over $20,250.
 The Martin County MRC (Stuart, FL) administered 3,540 H1N1 vaccines which were dispensed in
   five distribution sites.
 The Miami-Dade MRC (Miami, FL) vaccinated 4,000 people at a health department led H1N1
   vaccination clinic.
 The Allen County MRC (Fort Wayne, IN) staffed a health department sponsored phone bank by
   fielding and responding to community-wide H1N1 questions and concerns.
 The Athens County MRC (Athens, OH) stood up an H1N1 vaccination clinic for priority groups.
 The Franklin County & Columbus MRC (Columbus, OH) held an immunization clinic and
   administered over 1,500 H1N1 vaccinations.
 The Cuyahoga County MRC (Parma, OH) assisted local community partners in vaccinating over
   4,400 people at four H1N1 clinics.
 The Miller County/Texarkana MRC (Texarkana, AR) assisted at a first aid station at a local charity
   athletic event.




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                                     Office of the Surgeon General
                       Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps
                                       Quarterly Progress Report
                          FY2010 Quarter 1 (October 1 – December 31, 2009)

   The Acadiana Parish MRC (Lafayette, LA) volunteers assisted the Louisiana Department of Health
    with their 2009 H1N1 School Vaccination Campaign.
   Volunteers with the Calcasieu Parish MRC (Lake Charles, LA) supported a local suicide prevention
    education awareness event by assisting with logistics and handing out suicide prevention material.
   The Oklahoma Region 7 – Tulsa County MRC (Tulsa, OK) assisted their health department with
    administering 5,329 doses of the H1N1 vaccine during a five hour walk-through POD site.
   The Okmulgee County MRC (Okmulgee, OK) supported numerous seasonal and H1N1 vaccination
    clinics.
   Volunteers from Coal County MRC (Coalgate, OK) assisted neighboring Atoka County in a drive
    through seasonal flu clinic.
   Twelve volunteers from the Albuquerque-University of New Mexico MRC (Albuquerque, NM)
    donated 96 hours of logistical and administrative support to a local hospital that provided more than
    3,800 seasonal flu shots at a drive-thru clinic.
   The Pueblo of Zuni MRC (Gallup, NM) constructed a haunted house for Halloween to educate youth
    on the negative impact of STDs and drugs and alcohol.
   The Brazoria County MRC (Alvin, TX) volunteers provided 180 blood pressure screenings in one day
    at the county fair and also provided preparedness and pandemic flu prevention information to several
    hundred fair attendees.
   The Pearland Area MRC (Pearland, TX) and various partner organizations educated 1,400 children on
    how to walk safely to and from school using the “National Walk to School Program.”
   The Collin County MRC (McKinney, TX) coordinator provided an H1N1 update and MRC
    information to local school district nurses.
   The South-Central Missouri MRC (Rolla, MO) supported the Health Department in a seasonal flu
    clinic by administering vaccines to 140 individuals.
   The Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa MRC (Omaha, NE) assisted in staffing five H1N1 clinics in
    three different counties and provided 8,000 vaccinations.
   Forty three volunteers with the MRC of El Paso County (Colorado Springs, CO) vaccinated 8,262
    persons at five H1N1 clinics.
   Twenty medical and other support volunteers with the MRC of Southwestern Colorado (Durango,
    CO) helped staff 18 vaccination clinics.
   The Bear River MRC - Cache County (Logan, UT) provided 377 hours of volunteer service to the
    local health department by staffing numerous flu clinics at schools and at the health department –
    with the volunteer services valued at over $24,000.
   The Bear River MRC – Box Elder County (Brigham City, UT) contributed over $10,000 worth of
    volunteer hours through its participation in various vaccination clinics.
   The Carson City MRC (Carson City, NV) administered 2,000 doses of seasonal flu vaccine at a mass
    vaccination clinic.
   Fifty-five members of the MRC of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, NV) provided 539.25 volunteer
    hours staffing H1N1 vaccination clinics – with the volunteer services valued at $25,884.
   The Marin County MRC (San Rafael, CA) administered more than 6,000 H1N1 vaccinations and
    provided 430 total volunteer hours with the volunteer services valued at $19, 236.
   The Orange County MRC (Santa Ana, CA) had 30 volunteer physicians, pharmacists and nurses
    assume leadership roles in three city seasonal flu vaccination POD sites.
   Fifteen volunteers with the MRC of Eastern Washington (Spokane, WA) assisted their local health
    department in providing 2,800 H1N1 vaccinations.
   The Whatcom County MRC (Bellingham, WA) assisted in two H1N1 vaccination clinics at which
    1,800 people received vaccinations.




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                                     Office of the Surgeon General
                       Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps
                                       Quarterly Progress Report
                          FY2010 Quarter 1 (October 1 – December 31, 2009)

Preparedness/Training
 The Milford MRC (Milford, CT) volunteers participated in an event at their local public works site,
   collecting hazardous household waste materials and educating the public on safe waste disposal.
 The Middleborough Area MRC (Middleborough, MA) held an amateur radio class for emergency
   communications.
 The Massachusetts Region 4A MRC (Weston, MA) held training sessions for over 50 participants on
   Citizen Ready and Psychological First Aid.
 The Brookline Department of Health (Brookline, MA) held an information and sharing session on
   how MRC units could work with DMAT.
 The Oxford County MRC (Rumford, ME) provided personal preparedness training and a first aid drill
   to regional Boy Scout campers.
   The Manalapan MRC (Manalapan, NJ) volunteers participated in a training exercise that focused on
    responding to a multiple casualty incident in a school.
   The Schoharie County MRC (Schoharie, NY) volunteers completed an American Red Cross shelter
    operations training course.
   The Richmond City Health District MRC (Richmond, VA) supported their local health department by
    providing 100 t-shirts with a flu prevention message to one of their target populations – the homeless.
   The Oak Park MRC (Oak Park, IL) conducted Psychological First Aid Training for their volunteers.
   The Sibley County MRC (Gaylord, MN) assisted local businesses with Pandemic Flu Continuity of
    Operations (COOP) Planning.
   Medical Reserve Corps of Dakota County (West St. Paul, MN) offered a vaccine refresher course to
    update the vaccination skills of licensed health professionals.
   The Portage County MRC (Ravenna, OH) conducted Volunteer Reception Center Training in
    preparation for local H1N1 clinics.
   The Wisconsin Disaster Medical Response Team MRC (Appleton, WI) participated in a “cold case”
    missing person search training.
   The Oklahoma MRC Nurses (Oklahoma City, OK) supported the “Get involved!” disaster
    preparedness training and other CEU credits to nurses at the Oklahoma Nurses Association.
   The Fannin County MRC (Bonham, TX) promoted the unit at the county fair through an information
    booth that provided emergency response resources.
   The Cheyenne County MRC (Cheyenne Wells, CO) is participating in a six-month COOP planning
    process with local businesses with the goal of providing a planning template for other small
    communities.
   The Garfield County MRC (Rifle, CO) attended a surge planning session at a local hospital.
   The Davis County MRC (Farmington, UT) sponsored orientation training for 100 new members from
    a faith-based group.
   The Fresno MRC (Fresno, CA) in conjunction with their local fire department visited 1,500 homes to
    install smoke detector alarms and batteries.
   The Schoolcraft County MRC (Manistique, MI) assisted with local strategic national stockpile (SNS)
    planning by re-packaging supplies for 15 hospitals.

Emergency Response
 The Martha’s Vineyard MRC (Vineyard Haven, MA) was on stand by to support the local American
  Red Cross chapter shelters during a snow storm.
 The Peninsula MRC (Newport News, VA) helped staff an emergency crisis shelter during heavy
  rains.
 The Wisconsin Disaster Medical Response Team (Appleton, WI) assisted K-9 response teams by
  searching for a missing person and lost hikers at a state park on two separate occasions.
 The South Plains MRC (Lubbock, TX) went on stand by for sheltering operations in response to




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                                    Office of the Surgeon General
                      Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps
                                      Quarterly Progress Report
                         FY2010 Quarter 1 (October 1 – December 31, 2009)

    winter storms.
   The Navajo County MRC (Holbrook, AZ) volunteers assisted with staffing a shelter for people left
    without power for 36 hours after a snow storm.
   The Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, NV) had eight volunteers respond to a
    call from Animal Control to assist in processing animals displaced by a large apartment fire. MRC
    mental health counselors were also on stand by to assist the ARC.

Administration
 The Greater Sullivan County MRC (Unity, NH) set up a Twitter page and is also participating in the
  Hands On Network’s “Give A Day Get A Disney Day” event.
 The Duxbury Bay Area Regional MRC (Duxbury, MA) combined recruitment efforts with Fire
  Prevention Week festivities.
 The Nonotuck MRC (Easthampton, MA) worked with its region to develop a Just In Time (JITT)
  H1N1 Clinic Training PowerPoint presentation that integrates a JITT video and the MRC web site.
 The Cape Cod MRC (Barnstable, MA) calculated that their volunteers saved the county $32,800
  through their volunteer efforts at 35 seasonal flu and H1N1 clinics.
 The Chesterfield Health District MRC (Chesterfield, VA) hosted a joint MRC/CERT recognition
  reception to show their appreciation for the level of commitment from their volunteers.
 Greater Westfield and Western Hampden County MRC (Westfield, MA) has an emergency response
  vehicle registered and prepared to deploy with communication capabilities.
 Winnebago County MRC (Rockford, IL) met with their local Citizen Corps Council and developed
  formal MOUs with local emergency response partners.
 The Pottawatomie County MRC (Shawnee, OK) provided an MRC update to a local nurse
  organization.
 The Tarrant County MRC (Fort Worth, TX) held a recognition and awards ceremony on “National
  Make a Difference Day” to acknowledge volunteers for their service and dedication.
 The newly registered Greater Abilene Area MRC (Abilene, TX) has established a recruitment
  campaign with public service announcements on television, radio, print, web sites, and billboards.
 The Heritage Eagle Bend/Parker Adventist Hospital MRC (Aurora, CO) presented at the FEMA
  Conference in Washington D.C. outlining the scope and purpose of their MRC in a gated community
  for senior citizens.
 The Orange County MRC (Santa Ana, CA) was presented with the County’s Excellence in
  Volunteerism Award for its long-term commitment to serving local residents.

Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps Activities and Accomplishments:

The mission of the Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (OCVMRC) is to support
local efforts to establish, implement, and sustain MRC units nationwide. The OCVMRC is headquartered
in the Office of the Surgeon General and functions as a clearinghouse for information and guidance to
MRC units and other stakeholders. OCVMRC activities include strategic planning, intra- and interagency
coordination, communications, policy development, program operations, grants management, contract
oversight, technical assistance, and deployment operations. These activities are carried out by OCVMRC
staff, including the MRC Regional Coordinators.

Major activities and accomplishments during the reporting period included:
 2 new State MRC Coordinators were appointed bringing the total number to 42:
   o Florida, Rick Miller (rick_miller@doh.state.fl.us, 850-251-1892)
   o Rhode Island, Erin McDonough (emcdonough@ridmat.org, 401-489-5927)




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                                    Office of the Surgeon General
                      Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps
                                      Quarterly Progress Report
                         FY2010 Quarter 1 (October 1 – December 31, 2009)

   OCVMRC staff participated, presented and/or exhibited at the following meetings and conferences:
    o AMA 3rd National Congress on Health System Readiness in Washington, D.C.
    o BARDA’s Medical Countermeasures Conference
    o American Association for Respiratory Care Annual Congress in San Antonio, TX
    o MRC Region III Meeting in Williamsburg, VA
    o Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S. Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO
    o MRC Regions I & II Meeting in Ledyard, CT.
    o HHS Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Stakeholders
      Workshop in Washington, D.C.
    o Resilient American Communities: Progress in Practice and Policy Meeting in Washington, D.C.
    o MRC Region VII Meeting in Kansas City, MO
    o Western MRC Summit (Regions VIII, IX and X) in Cody, WY
    o ASPR Pediatric Preparedness and Response in Public Health Emergencies and Disasters
      Workshop in Nashville, TN
    o U.S. Department of Agriculture meeting in Beltsville, MD
    o Montgomery County Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America
    o Michigan State HOSA Meeting in Lansing, MI
    o Michigan Citizen Corps Conference in Traverse City, MI
    o EMS EXPO in Atlanta, GA
    o Louisiana Shots for Tots Conference in New Orleans, LA
    o FEMA Region 6 Regional Interagency Steering Committee in Fort Worth, TX
    o Arkansas Children’s Hospital Core Disaster Training Class in Little Rock, AR

   MRC Deployment Operations staff activities included:
    o Participating in the bi-weekly H1N1 Update Senior Management ESF#8 Conference organized
      by ASPR
    o Establishing a two-way listserv for MRC members interested in federal deployment
    o Continuing to work on the draft Federal Deployment Guide
    o Hosting a deployment workshop to develop training curriculum for the MRC Federal deployment
      cadre training facilitated by subject mater experts from the CDC
    o Participating in the monthly HHS Training, Exercise and Lesson Learned (TELL) conference call

   OCVMRC staff assisted in promoting the MRC through the following publications:
    o Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
    o JOAG Journal
    o Advance For Nurses

   The MRC was mentioned in at least 178 newspapers and other types of articles during the reporting
    period. See the “News and Events” page on the MRC website for links.




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