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Welcome to MRC - Medical Reserve Corps

The Miami-Dade County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a team of pre-identified, trained and credentialed volunteers who augment local community health and medical services during disasters and other public health activities. These volunteers include physicians, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, other health and medical professionals, as well as others who are willing to support the MRC and Miami-Dade County.

When the health and medical capability of Miami-Dade County is overwhelmed during disasters and other health emergencies, the MRC is here to assist! 

 

 

Upcoming Events

June 18th, 2015

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Intermediate Field Investigator Response and Surveillance Training 2 (IFIRST 2)

June 18

8:00AM-5:00PM

780 SW 24 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

 

Program Aim:

To develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities of public health workers and their community partners who may be deployed on Field Epidemiology Strike Teams in order to assist local,

regional, state, and national epidemiology staff in disease investigations during surge capacity.

 

Target Audience:

Epidemiologists and other persons with knowledge of basic epidemiologic concepts and experience in data collection and analysis who are interested in learning specific skills for investigating infectious disease outbreaks.

 

Pre-requisite:

Participation in Intermediate Field Investigator Response and Surveillance Training (IFIRST)

or completion of the 4-hour online program, Basic Epidemiology. Either course must be completed prior to registering for IFIRST2.

 

June 16th, 2015 - June 17th, 2015

Intermediate Field Investigator Response and Surveillance Training (IFIRST)

June 16-17

8:00AM-5:00PM

780 SW 24 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

 

 

 

Program Aim

To develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities of public health workers who may be deployed on Field Epidemiology Strike Teams in order to assist local, regional, state, and national epidemiology staff in disease investigations during surge capacity.

 

Target Audience

Public health professionals and their community partners who may be called upon to serve on Field Epidemiology Strike Teams to assist local, regional, state, and national epidemiology staff in disease investigations during surge capacity events.

 

 

Program Goals:•To help participants develop an increased and improved knowledge of and skills in concepts and practices associated with responding to a BT event or public health disaster.•To increase the number of public health professionals capable of participating on a strike team in an outbreak investigation and resulting activities during a bioterrorism (BT) event or other public health threat.•To improve the capacity of the health department to respond effectively during a BT event or other public health disaster.

 

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of Basic Epidemiology online program. The 4-hour online program,

Basic Epidemiology, must be completed prior to registering for IFIRST.

June 15th, 2015

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

FIRST: Field Investigator Response and Surveillance Training

June 15th

8:00AM-5:00PM

780 SW 24 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

 

Program Aim:

This course was developed to help public health staff who may be called upon to assist epidemiology staff during a surge capacity event. It is designed to help public health

workers develop the abilities needed to assist in epidemiology investigations at times when staff capacity is overburdened.

 

Target Audience: Public health workers and other healthcare, emergency response, education, and community professionals.

 

Program Goals:•To help public health workers develop an increased awareness and knowledge of basic epidemiology.•To increase the number of public health workers capable of participating in an outbreak investigation during a bioterrorism (BT) event or other public health threat.•To improve the capacity of the health department to respond effectively during a BT event or other public health disaster.

Pre-requisite: There is no pre-requisite for FIRST.

FIRST: Field Investigator Response and Surveillance Training

June 15th

8:00AM-5:00PM

780 SW 24 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

 

Program Aim:

This course was developed to help public health staff who may be called upon to assist epidemiology staff during a surge capacity event. It is designed to help public health

workers develop the abilities needed to assist in epidemiology investigations at times when staff capacity is overburdened.

 

Target Audience: Public health workers and other healthcare, emergency response, education, and community professionals.

 

Program Goals:•To help public health workers develop an increased awareness and knowledge of basic epidemiology.•To increase the number of public health workers capable of participating in an outbreak investigation during a bioterrorism (BT) event or other public health threat.•To improve the capacity of the health department to respond effectively during a BT event or other public health disaster.

Pre-requisite: There is no pre-requisite for FIRST.

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