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Appendix E: Case Study Unit Profiles
The data in these profiles are based on summary progress reports supplied to RTI by the MRC Program Office, with the exception of number of volunteers. Unit size data were collected from the MRC Web site and were assumed to be similar to the unit sizes during the demonstration period. In some cases, data gathered during the key informant interviews contradicted the data in these profiles.
Case Study Unit 1: A large hospital-based unit of several thousand volunteers. During the demonstration project, Unit 1 was not involved in an emergency deployment but it did report involvement in non-emergency public health activities.
Case Study Unit 2: This unit was housed out of a nongovernmental social services agency. The unit was small in size and was not involved in an emergency deployment during the demonstration project, but was involved in non-emergency public health activities.
Case Study Unit 3: This was a medium-sized unit of more than 100 volunteers, housed out of a local health department. During the demonstration project this unit supported emergency deployments and was involved in non-emergency public health activities.
Case Study Unit 4: This medium-sized unit was established by a university, in conjunction with the local office of emergency management. This unit also formed and incorporated a steering committee into its management structure. Unit 4 did not report involvement in public health initiatives or emergency deployments during the demonstration project.
Case Study Unit 5: This was a large unit of several hundred volunteers that was housed within the local government. During the demonstration project, this unit was involved in emergency deployments and non-emergency public health activities.
Case Study Unit 6: This was a medium-sized unit housed out of the local emergency management agency. It formed and incorporated an advisory board into its management structure. Unit 6 was involved in emergency deployments and public health initiatives during the demonstration project.
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