Strike Teams & Advisory Group
University of Minnesota Medical Reserve Corps Strike Teams
Strike teams have been developed to offer an opportunity for small group interaction and provide for better alignment with member expertise and interest. Strike teams also provide a structure for targeted training, operational planning, and exercises. Learn more about the different MRC strike teams.
The principal focus of this strike team is to minimize the harmful psychological effects of stress and trauma on surviving individuals and families immediately following a disaster. Members of this team must have behavioral health professional experience or be a graduate student working towards licensure in a behavioral health related profession. All team members receive specialized training, including Psychological First Aid training.
A select group of MRC members have been identified to serve in an advisory role to determine direction of MRC training and development activities, serve in leadership roles at a Mass Dispensing Site and to serve in an advisory role during strike team development.
Members of this strike team are responsible for resource management before and during U of M MRC deployments. They are responsible for the physical set up of the deployment site. Pre-deployment physical set up includes setting up signage, queuing line Tensa barriers, tables, chairs, equipment and other supplies as needed.
Members of the Student Advisory Group (SAG) assist in determining MRC training and development activities, serve as a resource during training event planning, and act as liaisons between MRC Program and student organizations.