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November 2013 www.medicalreservecorps.gov
Featured Article
California MRC Units Participate in the 2013 Golden Guardian Exercise
MRC volunteers staff the alternate care site

Eighty-eight volunteers from 11 California MRC units and two County Disaster Healthcare Volunteer units participated in the 2013 Golden Guardian Exercise, an annual event sponsored by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. This three-day training and exercise took place at Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, CA to train medical response teams for a catastrophic earthquake as part of the Northern California Bay Area Catastrophic Earthquake Plan. Read More

MRC/NACCHO Connections
Getting More Exposure for Your MRC Unit
In honor of National Preparedness Month in September 2013, NACCHO conducted a digital media campaign in select markets across the U.S. to encourage residents to volunteer with the MRC. While the NACCHO Preparedness Month campaign was conducted on a large scale, MRC units can conduct similar outreach efforts on a smaller scale with some resources from NACCHO. Read More
Announcements
Call for Applications: National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health
Applications are now open for the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH). NLAPH offers an innovative approach to leadership development that brings together teams of leaders from multiple sectors to advance their leadership skills, build stronger collaborations, and move towards health equity in their communities. Read More
Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Preparedness Summit
NACCHO, a lead partner in the 2014 Preparedness Summit, is inviting MRC unit leaders and volunteers to reserve their spots at the 2014 Preparedness Summit and register now. The Preparedness Summit is the premier national conference in the field of public health preparedness and is organized by leading public health, healthcare, and emergency management organizations, including NACCHO and the DCVMRC. Read More
Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Vaccination Assessment Toolkit
As flu season gets underway, review the Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Vaccination Assessment Toolkit for resources for conducting annual community assessments related to flu vaccine beliefs and behaviors. Read More
In This Issue

California MRC Units Participate in the 2013 Golden Guardian Exercise

Getting More Exposure for Your MRC Unit

Call for Applications: National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health

Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Preparedness Summit

Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Vaccination Assessment Toolkit

Featured Video
Connecticut MRC units were recently featured on NBC for their assistance in a statewide tornado exercise. 
Unit Recognition
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation recognized the Rhode Island MRC during Healthcare Volunteerism Week, Oct. 6-12.
Upcoming Events
November is American Diabetes Month
Communication with People with Disabilities in Disasters Webinar: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2PM EST
Diabetes and Expanding the Role of Health Educators Webinar: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 12PM EST
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