NACCHO, in partnership with the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps and Rallyware, a technology startup, have launched “MRC Connect,” the first social media application for the MRC network. MRC Connect enhances and simplifies information sharing about public health preparedness and emergency response best practices among the nation’s 1,000 MRC unit coordinators.
The application has a web component available at http://mrcconnect.org and a mobile version that is now available for download by searching for “MRC Connect” in the Apple iTunes store and in the Google Play market. MRC Connect was developed to strengthen the ability of MRC unit coordinators, volunteers, and local health departments to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies including diseases like Ebola and the flu, natural disasters such as hurricanes, and acts of terrorism. Visit http://mrcconnect.org to sign up for MRC Connect today.
For more details about MRC Connect, read NACCHO’s press release.