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The Medical Reserve Corps Program Upper Merrimack Valley Training Day November 2, 2013. Presented on behalf of Jennifer Frenette Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps USDHHS Region I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) MRC Regional Coordinator. HHS Secretary.

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the medical reserve corps program upper merrimack valley training day november 2 2013

The Medical Reserve Corps ProgramUpper Merrimack ValleyTraining DayNovember 2, 2013

Presented on behalf of Jennifer Frenette

Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps

USDHHS Region I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

MRC Regional Coordinator

dcvmrc federal structure

HHS Secretary

Assistant Secretary for Health

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Surgeon General

Chief of Staff

Medical Reserve Corps

DCVMRC Federal Structure

ASPR - THIS IS NEW PART OF OUR REPORTING CAPACITY!

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MRC Network:

987 MRC Units

208,140 volunteers

new england mrc information
New England MRC Information
  • 94 Active MRC Units: 22 CT, 46 MA, 3 ME, 15 NH, 6 VT, 1 RI
  • Approximately 23,000 volunteers in New England
  • Nationally 987 units – 208,140 volunteers
  • Mission: Engaging volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response, and community resiliency
new england mrc emergency response
New England MRC Emergency Response
  • 2011 October Snowstorm, “Frankenstorm” – MA, CT, NH
    • Sheltering
    • Warming and Recharge Stations
  • 2012 Superstorm Sandy – Coastal CT, MA and RI
    • Sheltering
    • Power Recharge Stations
  • 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings
  • FY 2013: Over 14,000 Activities Reported Nationally – Massachusetts was first in the nation and had 4 units in the top 20 as activity reporters!
new england mrc response lessons learned
New England MRC Response Lessons Learned
  • ARC Memorandums of Understanding
  • Acknowledge capabilities of each partnering organization
  • Management, scheduling and accountability of volunteers
  • Communication limitations
  • Local planning integration
  • Creating partners – known and newly discovered
  • Identification of population, languages, culture
  • Necessary trainings, volunteer follow up (debriefs)
thank you

Thank You!

Jennifer Frenette

Regional Coordinator, USDHHS Region I (New England)

Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps

76 Portland St. Lancaster, NH 03584

603-631-0464 (primary)

617-947-6496 (blackberry) PIN:331F8E75

603-788-2769 (secondary)

jennifer.frenette@hhs.gov

www.medicalreservecorps.gov

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