Rhode Islanders Making Readiness A Commitment
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RIDMAT/MRC health professional volunteers provided vaccinations and medical treatment to students of Providence College as second case of meningitis confirmed.
 

95 medical health professional volunteers were activated by the RI Medical Reserve Corps (RIDMAT/MRC) including EMS professionals, Nurses, Pharmacists and Physicians providing over 600 volunteer hours and 3,060 vaccinations.  

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RI Medical Reserve Corps Receives a $20,000 MRC Challenge Award for Public Health Initiatives to Benefit All Rhode Islanders

Funds to be used to decrease deaths from opioid overdose and increase access to life-saving medications.

http://www.noperi.org/

The Rhode Island Medical Reserve Corps has been awarded a $20,000 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Challenge Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in partnership with the Office of the Surgeon General. The award will be used to provide opioid overdose prevention, recognition, and treatment education to Rhode Islanders most at risk.  It will also help expand access to naloxone, a life-saving medication that is used to treat opioid overdose.

 

Rhode Island has the seventh highest fatal overdose rate in the nation and drug overdose has been the leading cause of accidental death in the state since 2008. This award will serve as the initial funding for RIDMAT/ MRC's Naloxone and Overdose Prevention Education Program (NOPE-RI). Drawing from the same robust volunteer base that fueled the successful H1N1 vaccination clinics in 2009-2010, NOPE-RI will work collaboratively with community groups and social service organizations that are in contact with the at-risk population to deliver the curriculum.  The program educates opioid users, their families and friends on overdose prevention, overdose recognition, and overdose treatment, including the administration of naloxone (Narcan), a medication that temporarily reverses the effects of opioids.  NOPE-RI works with the Drug Overdose Prevention and Rescue Coalition to ensure that all Rhode Islanders have the tools they need to prevent, recognize, and treat opioid overdose. 



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RIDMAT/MRC is a state-based 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to recruit, train, mobilize, manage and equip a volunteer response corps to enhance state and local capabilities.  By working to reduce the vulnerability of Rhode Island and its communities to disaster risk through community public health activities, the promotion of personal preparedness and enhanced response capabilities, RIDMAT/MRC is active in preparing for and responding to the public health and emergency response needs of Rhode Island and its communities.
 

RIDMAT/MRC provides training to its members in the form of field hospital events.  The goal of these events is aimed at training medical health professional volunteers to prepare for and respond to public health and emergency response disasters by providing hospital-level care to participants and spectators.  RIDMAT/MRC’s participation at these events alleviates surge on local EMS services and area hospitals and additionally familiarizes the volunteer with the processes and equipment that are used in the instance of a public health emergency or disaster event. 


As a member of RIDMAT/MRC you will have an important role in Making Readiness a Commitment!


If you are interested in volunteering with the RIDMAT/MRC please take the time to fill out the online application and begin to receive email notifications about MRC events and trainings at www.riresponds.org / MRC  

A new member RIDMAT/MRC orientation session is required for new volunteers prior to volunteering and these orientations are available for online sign up at http://www.riresponds.org / Trainings / Search Open Sessions 

The last orientation session of the 2016 season was held August 23, 2016.  


2017 Orientation Sessions will begin in March 2017


All MRC Orientations are held at the RI MRC / RI DMAT Headquarters and begin at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted)

RI MRC / RI DMAT Headquarters

Upcoming Orientation Schedule:

 

MARCH 2017

1800 – 1930

25 Seats

 

             

 

In the meantime, members will receive email updates about classroom training opportunities you are able to attend, if interested. 



Please ensure that you have completed the RI MRC online application and  log in tohttp://www.riresponds.org  to  SIGN UP FOR TRAINING.


For more information, please contact
info@riresponds.org or call 1 888 549-3335 Ext 201