To report a Public Health Emergency call:
(210) 207-8752 Office
(210) 219-7396 Cell
(210) 205-3653 Pager
Education and Participation Opportunities
Public Health Emergency Preparedness provides information designed to educate the public on emergency preparedness. Emergency preparedness allows you to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family communications plan, for both a natural or man-made emergency. With a little planning, you can be better prepared for the unexpected.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness offers participation through the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and the Medical Volunteer Coordinating Committee (MVCC). The MRC is community-based and functions as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Many community members—interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, and others—can fill key support positions.
The Medical Volunteer Coordinating Committee (MVCC) is a collaboration of Metro Health, Department of State Health Services Region 8, medical staffing agencies, non-profit agencies, and local universities to provide a local network of medical and mental health volunteers that would be activated to respond to all-hazards public health emergencies. During a public health emergency, a phone number will be published to allow medical volunteers within the community to volunteer.
If your institution is interested in becoming a valued partner within the MVCC, please contact the Public Health Emergency Coordinator at 210-207-8752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness/ 2509 Kennedy Circle, Bldg. 125/ Brooks City Base, Tx 78235