DC Health MRC STTRONG Application Project Abstract
The applicant, the District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health), supports this two-year project to improve the capacity and capability of the District of Columbia’s Medical Reserve Corps (DC MRC) program. The goal of the project is to create a cadre of trained DC MRC volunteers and District staff to support the District of Columbia’s emergency response needs and provide regular support for the District of Columbia’s underserved populations. The objectives are: 1) to have a robust media campaign to increase the number of DC MRC volunteers; 2) to update and create plans and job aids based on defined response roles; 3) to create training materials to include training videos 3) to provide training for all DC MRC response roles; 4) to create and perform exercises to ensure response readiness; 5) to partner with Serve DC to provide needed medically-oriented train-the-trainer training and services within the community, to include Stop the Bleed, CPR/AED, and naloxone administration. The expected outcomes of this project are: 1) the DC Health and DC MRC will be better prepared to respond to health emergencies; 2) DC MRC and District government staff will provide needed life-safety training to underserved populations. The products of this project are 1) a final report, including an evaluation of results; 2) training videos to support future responses; and 3) position-specific job aids.