New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps
The mission of the New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps (NOMRC) is to be a diverse group of committed volunteers with skills and expertise to supplement public health emergency preparedness and response efforts in New Orleans.
The NOMRC monthly newsletter gives an overview of our completed activities and the upcoming events we have scheduled. The November edition highlights the CASPER and Ebola trainings.
Join the Ebola Response!
The New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps (NOMRC) is looking for medical and public health professionals and students to strengthen preparedness capacities for Ebola. Volunteers will be trained to assist in the event of a suspected or confirmed Ebola case in New Orleans. Opportunities include working in an Ebola response call center, conducting outreach, and monitoring the temperature of quarantined individuals. There is some preparedness work that is currently being conducted by the NOMRC and more volunteers will be needed if we have a suspected case in Louisiana. Check out the "Upcoming Events" tab to find out the dates and times of upcoming Ebola trainings.
Hurricane Season Outreach Results
This year our unit received a $20,000 grant from the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) to coordinate hurricane preparedness outreach. To complete this project, we partnered with the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, EMS, Evacuteer, Office of Public Health, American Red Cross, Entergy and Regional Transit Authority to develop new materials and coordinate outreach events. Click here to see a full write up of our project and view the overall results below.
8 new outreach materials developed
Over 23,000 brochures distributed
103 community partners trained at 10 training sessions
Over 12,000 households reached at 49 community outreach events
358 new at-risk individuals enrolled in the Special Needs Registry through 29 enrollment events
23 at-risk individuals reached through door to door outreach
145 hours of service by NOMRC members