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Yuma County Public Health Preparedness & Response MRC ( 1146 )

Profile:
Yuma County Public Health Preparedness and Response MRC Unit was established in 2006 with the help of other local and statewide agencies with common goals. Our key partners are Sunset Community Health Centers, Yuma Regional Medical Center, Chicanos por La Causa, Yuma School Districts, DES, Campesinos Sin Fronteras, Citizen Corps, SMILE and many more. We coordinate and provide training to individuals, groups, and agencies on Pandemic Flu, CPR, AED, Blood borne Pathogens, Avian Flu, Bio-Terrorism and general emergency preparedness.

Community/Jurisdiction Served:

Arizona
Yuma County

Jurisdiction Notes :
Yuma County borders the State of Sonora, Mexico to the South. San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico is our neighboring city in Sonora Mexico. We also share a border with both California and Baja California to the West.

Sponsoring Organization:
Yuma County Public Health Services District

DateEstablished:
2/15/2007

Unit Information:
2200 W. 28th St
Yuma, AZ 85364

Contact Information:
Michelle Smith
2200 W 28th st
(928) 317-4660
Yuma, AZ 85364

Unit Volunteers (426 Total) :
Volunteer Type Count
Physicians 1
Physician Assistants 1
Nurse Practitioners 3
Nurses 157
Pharmacists 5
Dentists 1
Veterinarians 0
Mental Health Professionals 2
EMS Professionals 5
Respiratory Therapists 1
Other Public Health/Medical 171
Non-Public Health/Non-Medical 79

Recent Activities:

2/27/2014 - 2/27/2014
Manned table for San Pasqual School (Quechan Tribe) health and safety fair. Provided handwashing information and an opportunity for hand wash'challenge' with 'glo-germ' and black light. Kids and adults enjoyed the activity.

2/12/2014 - 2/12/2014
Cocopah Tribal Health Fair: Manned table with public health and preparedness information as well as recruitment information for MRC.

1/16/2014 - 1/16/2014
Presentation to Arizona Western College nursing students with information about MRC and encouragement to join. .

12/17/2013 - 12/17/2013
Volunteer information session followed by an orientation to MRC.

12/14/2013 - 12/14/2013
Volunteer Fair at Library: 20 volunteer groups and agencies set up tables to recruit community members. The event was also great for networking to find opportunities for our volunteers to participate in.