Volunteer Your Skills to Help in Your Community by Joining the Medical Reserve Corps

January 24, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 22, 2019

Contact:  Jonathan Vorbeck

Volunteer Your Skills to Help in Your Community by

Joining the Medical Reserve Corps

FLORENCE, Ky. — The Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps provides citizens of both medical and non-medical backgrounds with a way to help their communities during a public health emergency.

Anyone interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corps is invited to attend the next orientation session:

  • 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at the Northern Kentucky Health Department District Office, 8001 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence, Ky. A light breakfast will be provided.

The Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps is a branch of the federal government’s Medical Reserve Corps program, and its goal is to provide a volunteer pool for the Northern Kentucky region that can enhance and support public health and the health care infrastructure during a crisis.

Volunteers will be asked to serve in their own community; but may also choose to volunteer for the Tristate region or for communities in need around Kentucky. Volunteers will be offered trainings throughout the year that will support personal preparedness and basic disaster response skills, as well as developing specialized skills needed for a public health emergency response.

Anyone age 18 or older is eligible, and people with both medical and non-medical training are encouraged to join.

For more information about the Medical Reserve Corps, please contact Jessica McElroy at 859-363-2009 or jessica.mcelroy@nkyhealth.org, or visit https://nkyhealth.org/medical-reserve-corps/ . If you plan to attend an orientation, call or email Jessica McElroy by Feb. 8 to register.

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The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high quality public health services to more than 400,000 residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties, with a goal of preventing disease, promoting wellness and protecting against health threats. The Health Department seeks to be a nationwide leader in public health, and was one of the first in the country to earn national public health accreditation. For more information, visit www.nkyhealth.org.