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Why Register?

Be part of a national network
Registering your MRC unit gives you and your volunteers the opportunity to be part of an active national network devoted to building strong, healthy and prepared communities. Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units are frequently recognized for their commitment to local health and safety. Being registered allows you to join this national network of 982 MRC units and 192621 volunteers. 

Help your community become more resilient
Registration also provides your community with a proven avenue to become more resilient and better able to withstand incidents requiring public health or medical assistance. With the MRC, your volunteers will make an on-going difference in your community’s everyday public health challenges. Serving as ambassadors to the U.S. Surgeon General provides a way for integrating your efforts with national goals and priorities -- and also gives the possibility of being recognized by the Surgeon General. 

Gain name recognition and establish a profile for your unit
Registration grants national recognition that will have immediate, tangible positive benefits. Your unit, once registered, may use the Medical Reserve Corps name and apply for use of the official MRC logo, which will provide legitimacy and national name recognition as you establish your unit and recruit volunteers. Your MRC unit will also have its own profile page on the MRC website where you can highlight your recent activities and provide more information about your unit. 

Access regional and national conferences
You will also be able to access information only available to unit leaders through attending regional and national conferences and joining on state and regional conference calls to learn about exciting activities and how you may wish to introduce these into your community. 

Become eligible for MRC awards and recognition
Finally, registration will make your MRC unit and your volunteers eligible for the annual MRC Awards ceremony and other recognition opportunities.   Your unit’s activities may be highlighted in our national publications and reports, and you may qualify for additional funding for your MRC unit. 

More Information
See our News and Events page for more information about what’s happening in the MRC Network.