The mission of the Clark County Medical Reserve Corps is to provide support medically and non-medically during emergencies, disasters, and public health practice initiatives.
What is the Medical Reserve Corps?
MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers-medical professionals and others-who want to donate their time and expertise to promote healthy living throughout the year and to prepare for and respond to emergencies. MRC volunteers supplement existing local emergency and public health resources.
About the Medical Reserve Corps
The Clark County Medical Reserve Corps was newly established in October 2007. The Clark County Health Department recruits and trains medical and non-medical volunteers. Medically, this would include current or retired physicians, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, nurses, and others with relevant skills. ANYONE can volunteer.
What is K HELPS?
K HELPS is a state-based system to register medical and non-medical professionals interested in volunteering to offer assistance during public health emergencies or disasters.
How will MRC and K HELPS work together?
K HELPS is designed to complement the existing local Medical Reserve Corps. Under the new system, K HELPS and local MRC units work together closely. Volunteers will register with K HELPS online and will automatically be assigned to the MRC unit associated with the volunteer’s geographic area.
What will be required of me?
Volunteers must complete a minimal amount of training that includes an orientation and a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) course.
How do I sign up for the MRC?
Volunteers can register with K HELPS online at https://www.kentuckyhelps.com/ You may also visit the Clark County Health Department to fill out a hard copy application. You will be asked to create your own user account. All information provided will be kept confidential. Volunteer information will only be available to the volunteer and the approving organization. Please feel free to contact Jim Cowan, MRC Coordinator, at (859)744-1488 for questions.