Kane County MRC Mission
In active partnership with the community, the KCMRC improves the well-being and safety of all residents by organizing and utilizing public health, medical, and other volunteers. The Mission of the KCMRC is in line with the Mission of the Kane County Health Department (KCHD) and the National Medical Reserve Corps.
Kane County MRC Goals
- To provide a readied volunteer force that can assist KCHD Emergency Response during times of critical events that threaten the public's well-being.
- To coordinate the identification, recruitment, registration, credentialing, training, and engagement of volunteers to support the response capabilities of the KCHD in a public health emergency.
- To strengthen public health infrastructure at the KCHD and improve education, preparedness, response, and recovery from public health emergencies, including infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and terrorism.
- To assist the community in emergency preparedness and response activities through education, preparation, and voluntary service.
Kane County MRC Efforts Feature
KCMRC volunteers have been supporting public health and the KCHD in many different capacities in the last 4 years. The activities performed by the KCMRC have included the following efforts and more:
- Supporting vaccination of thousands of individuals by assisting with various positions at mass-vaccination clinics
- Administering vaccines at COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics
- Training education and healthcare staff in Bleeding Control Response
- Assisting with Epidemiological Disease Surveillance through Contact Tracing and Outbreak Investigations with COVID-19 and 2019 Measles Potential Outbreak Response
- Conducting home visits and testing for a Well Water Lead Research project
- Supporting mothers and families with the Breastfeeding Coalition
- Promotion of safe driving, emergency preparedness