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We hope you will join the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Volunteer Network, either as an individual or as a unit from a hospital, Medical Reserve Corps, or other organization. The goal of the ADPH Volunteer Network is to create a system of policies and procedures that will help ADPH assure appropriate and timely services where needed during a disaster.

The ADPH Volunteer Network uses the Alabama Responds system as the Alabama's Emergency System for Advanced Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals. Alabama Responds is administered by ADPH to pre-register, manage, and mobilize clinical and non-clinical volunteers to help in responding to all types of disasters. Alabama Responds is part of a nation-wide effort to ensure that volunteer professionals can be quickly identified and their credentials checked so that they can be properly utilized in response to a public health emergency or disaster.

Alabama Responds collects and maintains information pertaining to individual volunteers such as contact information, licensure, credentials, training history, response experience and skills. It also serves as the system for identifying, activating, and deploying volunteers during disasters. Alabama Responds also functions as a communication tool for deployment and for providing volunteers with information about training and exercises.

We appreciate your interest in becoming an Alabama Department of Public Health emergency preparedness volunteer. Volunteering does take time away from family, home, work, and normal personal and professional routine. It does, of course, require flexibility, patience, and understanding, along with a willingness to abide by ADPH Volunteer Network Policies and Procedures.

For more information, please Contact Us.


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