Who We Are

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Maui County Health Volunteers is one of four units making up the Hawaii Medical Reserve Corps (the other units are on Kauai, Big Island, and O’ahu). Statewide, more than 800 men and women have become trained members of HMRC.

About half of our volunteers have a background in healthcare or public health.  The remainder have other skills to share, and all are trained in the basic skills we need to partner with other agencies in emergency preparedness and response.

Maui County Health Volunteers (MCHV) was launched in early 2007.   MCHV is a resource under the Maui District Health Office and works closely with partner organizations and agencies to prepare for responding to public health emergencies such as disease outbreaks or pandemics. Our volunteers also support non-emergency public health initiatives such as seasonal vaccination campaigns and health education.

Founded in the wake of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, the Medical Reserve Corps has more than 200,000 medical, public health and other volunteers nationally. The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency.  The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community-based, civilian, volunteer program that helps build the public health infrastructure of communities nationwide. Each MRC unit is organized and trained to address a wide range of challenges from public health education to disaster response.

If you are interested in volunteering, please explore this site and then contact Sara Routley at 808-243-8649 or Sara.Routley@doh.hawaii.gov.

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Director: Lorrin Pang, MD, MPH                 Planner: Marc Nishimoto, PhD                   Coordinator: Sara Routley, MA, CHES

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