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MADISON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS


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UNIT DESCRIPTION 

Madison County Health Department seeks individuals from all occupations and/or backgrounds including non medical occupations to volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).  In the event of any emergency or any type of public health disaster, Madison County Health Department has been designated as the agency to provide medications to the public to prevent disease.  MRC volunteers will assist in most areas of Point of Dispensing (POD) operations including but not limited to distribution, dispensing medication, restocking supplies, crowd control, clerical duties, and education.  Volunteers may be called out to work up to twelve hour shifts.  

In addition to being ready to respond in an emergency, MRC volunteers may also engage in opportunities to promote emergency preparedness and other health and wellness initiatives in the community. 

 

THE GOAL 

Protect and promote the health and welfare of Madison county residents

OBJECTIVES 

To recruit a cadre of professional and non professional volunteers for the Madison County MRC. 

To train MRC volunteers in Public Health Emergency Response, Strategic National Stockpile, Incident Command System, Points of Dispensing, and Personal and Family Preparedness.  

To provide MRC volunteers with information about additional trainings available through the Madison County Health Department, Madison EMA, other community partners, or online.  

To exercise these skills with health department staff and community, regional, and state-wide partners via implementation and utilization of planned exercises. 

To engage in opportunities to promote emergency preparedness and other health and wellness initiatives in the community. 

To network with community, regional, state, and national partners to learn about (1) updates that may benefit or affect our unit and  (2) best practices for recruiting, training, engaging, and recognizing MRC volunteers, emergency preparedness, and health and wellness initiatives.


 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  
Cathy Paone, M.S.P.H., MRC Volunteer Coordinator, Madison County Health Department,
101 East Edwardsville Road, Wood River, IL 62095, cmpaone@co.madison.il.us, 618-296-6096

 

HOW TO JOIN THE MADISON COUNTY MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS

Below are the Volunteer Application and Emergency Service and Disaster Oath you need to complete in order to begin the volunteer application process.  Once we receive these completed and signed forms, we will forward the Emergency Service and Disaster Oath on to the county Emergency Management Agency to be signed there as well.  Once the Oath is signed by the Madison County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator, it is then given back to our offices where it will be filed along with your application and kept confidential except on a need to know basis, e.g. in the event of a region-wide or bi-state emergency that would require the help of volunteers from several or all local health departments.  You will be notified when your application is fully processed.   

Documents that I will need to review and complete:

       (Email completed forms to: cmpaone@co.madison.il.us or mail to address below)

       (Email completed forms to: cmpaone@co.madison.il.us or mail to address below)

 

STAFF

Cathy Paone, M.S.P.H.
Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Management Specialist
Madison County Health Department
101 East Edwardsville Road
Wood River, Illinois   62095
(618) 296-6096
cmpaone@co.madison.il.us

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