Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Rising to the Challenge: How Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Serve as a Scalable Workforce for Local Health Departments in Response to COVID-19 and Beyond

Doran, M., Hess, B., Andersen, K.

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The article stresses the importance of leveraging the Medical Reserve Corps when responding to pandemics and other mass public health events. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these community volunteers allowed local public health agencies to quickly scale to respond to this crisis.

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