CDPH Encourages Residents to “Prepare to Help” During National Volunteer Week

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As part of National Volunteer Week, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched its “Prepare to Help” campaign. The campaign encourages residents to use their skills to help ensure the health and safety of fellow Chicagoans, specifically during and after public health emergencies.

Chicago Medical Reserve Corps (CMRC) volunteers can help improve the overall health of their communities by participating in public health education and prevention initiatives throughout the year. On Thursday, April 16th from 9a.m., to 4p.m., CDPH will host a free Provider CPR/AED class for CMRC volunteers who are signed up through Illinois Helps. The class will be held at the CDPH Training Center, located at 1642 N. Besly Court. Registration is required and space is limited.

To register for the CMRC, visit and create a new volunteer account. Select “Choose an Organization” and pick “Chicago Medical Reserve Corps.” For additional information call 312-745-4149 or email

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