Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) 

MRC LogoThe Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) program, established in 2002, is a system that identifies, trains, and organizes medical and public health professionals, as well as lay volunteers to supplement and support on-going emergency response systems and personnel.  MRCs are made up of people who volunteer in order to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies as well as to promote healthy living in their communities. 

Arkansas is plagued by natural disasters such as tornadoes, floods, hurricane evacuees and ice storms.  MRCs have provided valuable support to communities during these events.  The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) coordinates this effort and is available to provide guidance on the establishment of teams, tools, and training to MRC teams. 

MRCs are made up of both medical and non-medical individuals.  These can include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, social workers, EMT’s, and lay individuals who have a desire to serve their community.   This may be groups that are already in existence such as faith-based organizations, service clubs, Hometown Health Improvement (HHI) Coalitions, sororities/fraternities, and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) or it can be newly formed groups.   

If you are interested in forming a MRC please contact the Preparedness Branch at the contact information below. 

Medical Reserve Corps 4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 61
Little Rock, AR 72205