MN HOSA MRC
MN HOSA MRC
MN HOSA is starting it's third year as the First Statewide Medical Reserve Corps with over 8 chapters and 70 plus members. The Medical Reserve Corps fits well within HOSA's Goals and HOSA's two-fold mission to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. MN HOSA MRC has goals of education to learn to prepare themselves for disasters and teach others to be prepared for disasters in their homes, schools, communities or state. The courses reflect this including First Aid, CPR, Psychological First Aid, DRAT (Disaster Readiness Action for Teens), ICS 200 & 700 and other Public Health related courses that will benefit them now in preparing for HOSA events as well as preparing them to be educated volunteers in the times of man-made or natural disasters.
Dealing with Public Health issues in areas of Drugs and Alcohol and Stress have been added this year to help HOSA members be educated on situations that they are experiencing in their communities and hearing about in the news with a better understanding on what to look for and how to react to each situation.
Our goal is to have the Most Highly Qualified Health Professionals in all areas of healthcare right in our backyard and to step in to the needed professions that are experiencing shortages and to be good community leaders.
Through the MN HOSA MRC, members are trained in camps and workshops throughout the year which gives them the opportunties to return to their communities to teach others through mentoring in schools, teaching all age groups about Emergency Preparedness and holding camps for kids in the summer.
Our Emergency Preparedness Endevours would not be possible without our partners which include The Department of Health- Officer of Emergency Preparedness and Behavioral Health, Department of Health and Human Services, the MN National Guard, Community Emergency Response Teams, and many volunteer Health Professionals.
If you are interested contact Candy. Be Prepared, Be Ready, Be a MN HOSA MRC Volunteer!