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Title: NWTEMC


1
  • NWTEMC
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Roberta Losik-Welch

2
NWTEMC Medical Reserve Corps
  • Application process to officially establish unit
  • Collaborative MRC unit to serve all member tribes
    of the NWTEMC
  • MRC representatives from participating tribes
  • Encourage each tribe to consider using MRC
    resources in their communities

3
How did MRC start?
  • September 11, 2001
  • Other major disasters
  • Injuries overwhelm hospitals and staff, first
    responders
  • Spontaneous volunteers
  • Supplies not accessible

4
MRC What is it?
  • A Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Unit
  • is a group of medical and support
  • volunteers who are
  • community-based
  • organized
  • preparedness-trained
  • Intended to supplement existing community health,
    medical and emergency response systems
  • Volunteers are pre-screened, credentialed and
    trained in all-hazards response in advance
  • Participate in community health outreach programs
  • May deploy to other locations but emphasis is
    LOCAL

5
VISTA Volunteers in Service to America NCCC Natio
nal Civilian Community Corps Grantees
include American Red Cross Habitat for
Humanity Boys Girls Club
Foster Grandparents Program Senior
Companion Program Retired Senior Volunteers
(RSVP)
Created in 1960 Since created over 170,000
volunteers have served in 137 countries
6
MRC BASICS
  • RECRUIT volunteers to respond
  • in a public health emergency
  • TRAIN volunteers to respond
  • efficiently and be prepared to
  • function in an emergency
  • RESPOND as needed in an emergency
  • SUSTAIN the interest and commitment of the
    volunteers, participate in community events

7
Why do we need an MRC?
  • Incidents of Nature
  • Severe Weather
  • Earthquakes
  • Fires
  • Tsunami
  • Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Major Interstate Highways
  • Pipelines
  • Railroads
  • Haz/Mat Facilities
  • Domestic Security Incidents
  • Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
  • Mass Clinic Needs (Smallpox, Anthrax)

8
BENEFITS of MRC
  • Provides supplemental personnel to support
    existing public health and emergency response
    systems
  • Surge capacity
  • Vaccination and prophylactic treatment
  • Field response
  • Provides mechanisms for information sharing and
    coordination among community partners
  • Emergency management and public health systems
  • Enhances community preparedness through citizen
    involvement
  • Communities improving their own health and safety
    through local volunteers
  • Allows communities more autonomy in responding to
    emergencies
  • Immediate response and action
  • Less reliance on state and national resources

9
Where is MRC today?
  • Emphasis is local
  • MRC Units housed by
  • health depts.
  • emergency management depts.
  • religious organizations
  • hospitals
  • local volunteer organizations
  • colleges and universities
  • MRC Units established in cities, counties and
    regions across the country
  • MRC Units established by tribes

10
National MRC Status
  • 662 MRC units in all 50 states, the District of
    Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam
  • Over 121,599 volunteers
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians
  • Pharmacists
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • EMTs and Paramedics
  • Epidemiologists
  • Health Educators
  • OthersSUPPORT PERSONNEL

11
Where do we fit in?REGION X 33 MRC
UnitsRegional Coordinator Jesus Reyna
12
Washington State 16 MRC Units
  • Carnation-Duvall MRC
  • Carnation, WA
  • Fall City MRC
  • Fall City, WA
  • Grays Harbor Emergency Health Worker Reserve
    Corps
  • Aberdeen, WA
  • Island County MRC
  • Coupeville, WA
  • Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management
    MRC
  • Bremerton, WA
  • MRC of Eastern Washington
  • Spokane, WA
  • Pierce County MRC
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Public Health Reserve Corps for Seattle and King
    County
  • Seattle, WA
  • Region IV MRC (Southwest Washington)
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Skagit County MRC
  • Mt Vernon, WA
  • Snohomish County MRC
  • Everett, WA
  • Tulalip Tribes MRC
  • Tulalip, WA
  • Vashon Island MRC
  • Vashon Is, WA
  • Washington Region 3 MRC
  • Olympia, WA
  • Whatcom County MRC
  • Bellingham, WA
  • Yakima County MRC
  • Yakima, WA
  • NWTEMC MRC (in progress)

13
NWTEMC MRCWhere were at
  • Registration application for NWTEMC MRC unit
  • Collaborative MRC unit for member tribes of
    NWTEMC
  • MRC representative from each participating tribe
  • Volunteer recruitment within communities
  • Coordinate NIMS training, practice drills and
    exercises
  • Assist individual tribes develop their own MRC
    units
  • Work with partners to develop MRC role in
    emergency response

14
NTWEMC MRC PARTNERS
  • Tribal Emergency Management Agencies
  • Tribal Councils/Board of Directors
  • Health Clinics
  • Police Departments
  • Fire Departments
  • Public Health Departments
  • Community Volunteer Organizations
  • Local Schools and Colleges
  • Local, state and federal agencies

15
NWTEMC MRCWhere were going
  • Have trained, prepared medical personnel and
    support staff to assist during an emergency
    within the tribal communities of Washington State
  • Sensitive and respectful of the cultural needs of
    those Native American communities
  • Work with ALL partners to identify and address
    the specific needs of each tribal community
  • Educate our communities on emergency preparedness
  • Participate in community outreach programs to
    improve the overall health of the communities

16
NWTEMC Medical Reserve Corps
  • Each tribe is encouraged to participate and
    utilize MRC resources in their communities.
  • ???QUESTIONS???

17
CONTACT US
  • Roberta Losik-Welch, NWTEMC MRC Unit Director
  • (360) 651-3294
  • cedargrass_at_yahoo.com
  • Lynda Harvey, NWTEMC/Tulalip Tribes OEM
  • (360)651-3295
  • blockwtch1_at_aol.com
  • Jesus Reyna, MRC Region X Coordinator
  • (206) 615-3678
  • jesus.reyna_at_hhs.gov
  • Scott Carlson, WA State Volunteer Systems
    Coordinator
  • For questions about ESAR-VHP, WAHVE
  • (360) 236-4086
  • scott.carlson_at_doh.wa.gov

18
  • For a complete list of all
  • MRC Unit Coordinators,
  • Regional Coordinators and
  • National MRC program information
  • www.medicalreservecorps.gov
  • NWTEMC - MRC updates and contact information will
    be posted to the NWTEMC website
  • www.nwtemc.org
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