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The Johns Hopkins Go Team
Who We Are The Johns Hopkins Go Team is a rapidly deployable medical team designed to respond to regional and national disasters.
Created through a federal grant in2009, the team has 200members from a variety of disciplines throughout the Johns Hopkins Institutions who have been trained in disaster response.
Capabilities of the team include mass casualty triage, establishing and/or staffing of field clinics or shelters, backfill in hospitals, and public healthservices such as vaccinations and disease surveillance.
MRC Status In the fall of 2010, the Go Team was registered as an official Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) team.This designation will allow the current team to expand toinclude many more Hopkins personnel, to provide additional training opportunities, and to broaden the scope of activities and response efforts.
To provide a valuable disaster response asset, to enhance the emergency preparedness of Johns Hopkins employees through on-going disaster training andeducation, and to serve our surrounding community through health-related projects.
Go Team Deployments to Date
The Go Team was active in the 2010 humanitarian response to the massive earthquake in Haiti.
In the News Publication: Catlett CL, Kirsch TD, Scheulen JJ, Cole G, and Kelen GD. (2011) "Maximizing Utility of a Deployable Medical Team from an Academic Medical Center toa Disaster" in World Health and Medical Policy.