On March 7, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) announced the 2022 Medical Reserve Corps Operational Readiness Awards. The Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City (MRCKC) was awarded $10,000, one of 129 Medical Reserve Corp Units selected.
“Over the last two years, MRCKC volunteers have worked thousands of hours across the Kansas City Metro supporting COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and emergency response efforts,” Emergency Preparedness Manager Dante Gliniecki said. “The City of Independence is proud to be the coordinating agency for these efforts and could not be more inspired by the thousands of volunteers working to keep our communities healthy and safe.”
On April 13, MRCKC Unit Leader Robin Carroll will be speaking at the 2022 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Leadership Summit in Atlanta, Ga. The MRC conference is part of the NACCHO annual preparedness summit. Carroll will be sharing best practices learned from the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas City including a strong sponsoring agency, the importance of regional collaboration facilitated by the Mid-America Regional Council, and partner agencies in the region.
In total, more than $1 million 2022 Medical Reserve Corps Operational Readiness Awards were given to MRC units across the country by NACCHO. You can learn more about these awards here.