In June, NACCHO MRC staff conducted a site visit at the Florida AHEC MRC Meeting to observe a full-scale exercise. Additionally, NACCHO MRC staff attended two conferences to present about the MRC: from June 16-18, Alyson Jordan presented about using media to recruit MRC volunteers at the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service in Atlanta; and from June 24-27, Tahlia Gousse and Stacy Stanford presented about public health volunteerism at the HOSA National Leadership Conference.
NACCHO staff continued development on the new MRC Connect web and mobile application. Pilot testing for MRC Connect began on July 7 and feedback will be used to inform the final iteration, ready for launch in early September. Additionally, staff continued to work on the NACCHO MRC Volunteer Core Competencies revision. The new mrcnaccho.org site was also updated to included a blogging feature to display updates from 2013 NACCHO MRC Challenge Award winners. Staff is preparing for the 2014 awards cycle beginning in the fall.