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McDonough County Health Department Medical Reserve Corp ( 2525 )

Profile:
The mission of the McDonough County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps which is an entity of the McDonough County Health Department is to connect with health care professionals and non-medical individuals that are interested in helping the community to improve the health of the resident, prepare/respond/and mitigate emergencies, disasters, and pursing public health needs through trained volunteers who will assist local medical emergency response systems. We are currently in the process of creating a MRC in McDonough county and will be recruiting volunteers through our active McDonough County Emergency Preparedness Partners members which include the local hospital, Western Illinois University, Carl Sandburg College, Spoon River College, local emergency responders, nursing homes, and various other community partners. McDonough County is home to 32,900 residents and is located in West Central Illinois. MRC volunteers will be able to assist the community in a number of ways including, but not limited to, assisting with medical dispensing clinics, health fairs, trainings and presentations such as community readiness, and first aid stations at large events. The McDonough County Health Department also recently completed a 5 year IPLAN (Illinois Project of Local Assessment of Needs) which identified the top 3 health needs in the county. MRC volunteers could be used to help address these needs through education, trainings, and events. MRC volunteers would also be able to assist the community through the new CDC We Choose Health grant which will help the residents with Workplace Wellness, Joint Use Agreements, Smoke-free Public Places, and Safe Streets. Successful public health campaigns include not only educating the community, but getting them involved in the process as well. Not only will McDonough County residents benefit from a MRC, but the volunteers will benefit as well.

Unit Information:
505 E. Jackson St.
Macomb, IL 61455
http://www.mchdept.com

Contact Information:
Benjamin Thompson
505 E. Jackson St
(309) 837-9951
Macomb, IL 61455

Community/Jurisdiction Served:

Illinois

McDonough County

Jurisdiction Notes :

Sponsoring Organization:
McDonough County Heatlh Department

DateEstablished:
10/2/2012

Unit Volunteers (26 Total) :
Volunteer Type Count
Physicians 0
Physician Assistants 0
Nurse Practitioners 0
Nurses 0
Pharmacists 0
Dentists 0
Veterinarians 0
Mental Health Professionals 1
EMS Professionals 1
Respiratory Therapists 0
Other Public Health/Medical 2
Non-Public Health/Non-Medical 22

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