On Dec. 19, the NACCHO Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) team distributed notices of awards for the 2013-2014 NACCHO MRC awards process. NACCHO awarded 700 Capacity Building Awards at $3,500, and 29 Challenge Awards at $20,000. The team will be working with awardees in the coming months to complete the contracting process and to promote the proposed projects from the Challenge Awards.
The Factors for Success demonstration projects neared completion this month, and staff worked closely with select MRC units to finalize their tools and resources. These products will be shared with the national MRC network, and planning is underway to determine where these resources will live and how they will be made accessible to the MRC network.
The MRC team is working with Rallyware, a start-up company, to develop a new online platform for event management and logistics tracking for the MRC. This month, Rallyware shared the outline of functionality for the platform and design mockups. NACCHO will continue to work with Rallyware and the application’s steering committee to determine further functionality and how the application can serve the network.