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Urgent Need for Healthcare Professionals in Wildfire Devastated Communities

Posted 25 days ago by Dylan Lovett

As several wildfires continue to devastate entire towns and communities across the state of California, the pull to contribute to the relief effort ignites in many of us. Unfortunately, figuring out how to help in a way that is both organized and useful often presents as a challenge. To minimize this obstacle, California developed the Disaster Healthcare Volunteers (DHV) program to preregister, verify licensure/credentials, manage, notify, and mobilize volunteer healthcare professionals in response to all types of disasters.

Tomorrow morning, Bay Area AANN Chapter Secretary, Lindsay Neville, will be deploying with other local program volunteers to Oroville, CA where they will render medical aid at one of several Butte County shelters over the next several days. Many of these shelters are at max capacity and the need for medical assistance in the area remains high. DHV is actively seeking the assistance of qualified healthcare professionals from all over the state.

If you're feeling the pull to contribute in an invaluable way, please consider enrolling in this incredible program!

Register at the State of California Disaster Healthcare Volunteers site: 

https://www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov/