Pharmacists Bolster Local Health Department Efforts through the Medical Reserve Corps

In this new issue brief from NACCHO, explore how LHDs can leverage the unique skill set and expertise of MRC pharmacist volunteers to help further their local missions. MRC pharmacist volunteers’ contributions to local public health were documented as early as the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Since then, pharmacists have helped their local MRC units and LHDs in emergency and non-emergency times, such as during the response to H1N1 and in routine public health activities.

Read this issue brief to:

  • Learn how MRC pharmacist volunteers can contribute to local public health;
  • Discover recommendations for recruiting pharmacists;
  • Examine case studies of how LHDs have used student pharmacists to provide vaccinations to underserved communities and how relationships with professional pharmacists provided a variety of resources that the LHD could not otherwise access.

Download the issue brief in the NACCHO bookstore.

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