Volunteers Building Healthy, Prepared, and Resilient Communities.
To assist during public health emergencies and promote community health education and engagement.
About MRC Los Angeles
MRC Los Angeles was recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General as a community-based volunteer unit to supplement existing community emergency response systems as well as to contribute to meeting public health needs in 2003, under the sponsorship of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
The unit organizes community volunteers to support the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program in public health preparedness and response.
Members of MRC Los Angeles augment public health staffing in response to public health emergencies and assist in community education and engagement with regards to emergency preparedness.
MRC Los Angeles provides the established public health infrastructure with teams of trained and experienced medical, health, mental health, and other skilled volunteers to assist in responding rapidly to public health emergencies.
If a man-made or natural catastrophic event occurred, the demand for public health and medical services could be overwhelming.
As such, it is pivotal to be able to provide community members the opportunity to offer their valuable services in giving aid to their family, friends, and community.