Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

How can I help local hospitals, health departments, and EMS agenices?

MRC LogoSponsored by Jacksonville State University's (JSU) School of Nursing, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is dedicated to establishing teams of local volunteer medical and public health professionals in Calhoun County to contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year as well as during times of community need.

MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Many community members—interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, and others—can fill key support positions.

MRC volunteers are trained and prepared to respond to emergencies and they provide education, outreach and various health services throughout the year. Our MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources and agencies such as Red Cross, local public health, fire, police, and ambulance services. The result is a collaborative effort that is prepared for large scale public health crises.

If you are interested in joining the Calhoun-Cleburne Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), contact:

Phyllis Waits, EdD, MSN
Associate Professor/STEP Director
Calhoun-Cleburne Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator
College of Nursing
Jacksonville State University

Or, contact the Calhoun County EMA at (256) 435-0540.