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.
Hurricane Season is Here!
June 1st marked the first day of hurricane season, which continues until November 30th. To assure that vulnerable populations in New Orleans are prepared for hurricane season, the New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps (NOMRC) is focusing outreach to 'at-risk' populations, including people with medical, mental health, and mobility needs, families with young children, and people who are hearing or vision impaired. NOMRC worked with the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD), NOLA Ready, and local emergency preparedness agencies to design and print new outreach materials. In addition to going to community events to reach out to indivdual families, NOMRC will work with NOHD to train agencies who work with at-risk populations on how to prepare their facility and clients for hurricane season. NOMRC/NOHD will also go to senior living centers and other gathering places to speak with at-risk populations. We need your help at these outreach events. Check out the "Upcoming Events" tab to see if there are any events with which you can help.
Please make sure you and your family are also ready for hurricane season. Is your go-kit packed and ready? For more tips on how to make sure you and your family are ready for any type of emergency, please go to ready.nola.gov.