DE BEST Mission Statement

To serve the state of Delaware by establishing, implementing, and sustaining volunteers to strengthen DSAMH initiatives, improve community resilience and support appropriate mental health response to disaster.

Delaware Medical Reserve Corps

The DMRC includes three county units of volunteers. Team members have specialized trainings that address particular needs in our community and extend our ability to support and  promote public health and resilience.  Click here for training details.


Interpreter Corps Team

The DMRC Interpreter Corps is the volunteer team that provides communication support for DMRC volunteers in the field. Click here for training details.


Delaware Behavioral and Emotional Support Team

The DE BEST is the volunteer team that may provide mental health support following a community crisis or disaster.  Click here for team details.


Stop the Bleed Community Trainers Team

“Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.” – Department of Homeland Security.

DMRC volunteers are trained to conduct “Stop the Bleed” trainings at community events and in classroom settings. Contact DMRC to attend or host a training in your community. Click here for a Quick Guide for how to “Stop the Bleed”.


Naloxone Trainers and Distribution Assistance Team

Naloxone is a drug used to reverse opioid overdose. DMRC volunteers attend trainings so that they can train community members how to identify possible opioid overdose and how to use Naloxone effectively.

DMRC volunteers assist Delaware Public Health with dispensing Naloxone to community members, as well as providing community on-the-spot training.



NOTICE: Community Members and Leaders

Learn more about any program: email cpeart@udel.edu or call us at 302-831-6136


* Programs are offered FREE through a coalition of the University of Delaware School of Nursing, and the Division of Public Health, Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness Section (EMSPS) and the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps (DMRC).


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