ABSTRACT

Public Health Preparedness: Information on the Use of Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers During Emergencies, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 744KB]

From the Highlights: "The Medical Reserve Corps consists of health care volunteers--medical and public health professionals--who donate their time to help strengthen a response to public health emergencies and build community resilience. These volunteers prepare for and respond to public health emergencies, which may include natural disasters--such as hurricanes and wildfires--as well as disease outbreaks, whether intentional or natural. The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review states' use of health care volunteers during public health emergencies. This report describes (1) the number and type of Medical Reserve Corps volunteers; (2) the types of public health emergencies volunteers have participated in; and (3) how HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] has assisted in developing volunteer capabilities."

Report Number:
GAO-20-630
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Date:
2020-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
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application/pdf
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