ICF serves as a key partner in supporting the strategic planning and implementation of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and its program objectives. The MRC is a national network of local groups of volunteers, with a mission to engage the volunteers in activities that strengthen public health, emergency response, and community resiliency. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as others interested in improving the health and safety of their local jurisdictions. MRC units identify, screen, train, and organize volunteers, and utilize them to support routine public health activities and augment preparedness and response efforts.
ICF has served as the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (DCVMRC) support contractor since 2002, working with the DCVMRC, local MRC units, cooperating federal agencies, and other partnership organizations nationwide to help organize, build, and sustain the MRC network. The ICF team provides hands-on technical assistance, communications and outreach support, expert guidance and technology based solutions to meet program needs. Services include:
- Technical assistance and regional coordination
- Communications and outreach support
- Information technology and geographic information systems (GIS) support, including maintenance of the DCVMRC website and spatial analysis
- Programmatic and operational support