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1 MedicalReserveCorpsStateOfCalifornia

2 California, Working with Federal Partners to Capture a Vast Medical Personnel Resource

3 California is a BIG State 34 Million People Over 50 Languages 156,000 Square Miles Almost 1000 Miles in Length 58 Counties From Extremely Populated to Actual Frontier

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5 California (America’s Multi-Hazard Disaster Theme Park) Earthquakes Fires Floods Mudslides Riots Volcanoes Tsunamis Terrorism

6 Cooperation & Coordination State-Coordinated SEMS NIMS

7 HHS OSG MRC Demo Grants T “A Ha” T Initiate SEMS Concept T HBPP CDC/HRSA Grant T Increase Surge Capacity T Create a State MRC Network T Encourage MRC Development T Capture “SUVs” prior to event

8 Collaborating State Departments GO SERV CA Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism EMSA / DMS CA Emergency Medical Services Authority Disaster Medical Services Division

9 California MRCs  Three Demonstration Grant Recipients  Nine additional Grant Recipients  MRCs registered with the State & actively participating in state coordination efforts

10 California MRCs  Unit Membership Up to  LA & San Francisco Bay Areas  Southern Desert Counties  One in High Sierra  One in Central Valley (Fresno)

11 Different Ways CA MRCs Fit into Local Disaster Plans T Augment First Responders T Increase Surge Capacity T Assist in Evacuation of Stabilized Casualties T Provide Mental Health Intervention T Address Special-Needs Population Issues

12 Different Ways CA MRCs Fit into Local Disaster Plans (cont) Public Health Initiatives / Education Public Health Initiatives / Education Assist in Mass Prophylaxis Efforts Assist in Mass Prophylaxis Efforts Logistical Support to Healthcare Professionals Logistical Support to Healthcare Professionals Provide Welfare Status- Checks Provide Welfare Status- Checks Manage SUVs Manage SUVs

13 Benefits of Statewide Coordination  Work on Same Page  Collaboration Between Units  Use of “Best Practices”  Streamline MRC Establishment  Increase Number of Units  Development of Professional Registry  Increase Surge Capacity  Harness SUVs

14 Where We’re Going Statewide Registry Statewide Credentialing Definitive State Malpractice Protection State Disaster Legislation Statewide Templates Non-English Language Resource Interpretation

15 Medical Medical Reserve Corps of Reserve Corps of California California

16 Sherrill Reed, RN CA MRC State Coordinator CA Emergency Medical Services Authority th Street, Sacramento, CA Thank You


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