State officials are looking for health care workers who can provide assistance during natural disasters and public health emergencies.
This is National Volunteer Week, and the state's health agency is promoting the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry. Both present and retired doctors, nurses, E-M-T's, and other health professionals are encouraged to sign up. The volunteers help organize relief efforts for major emergencies throughout Wisconsin. About 14-hundred volunteers are on the 11-year-old state registry. They've helped Wisconsin flood victims -- and when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, they provided health screenings for evacuees who made their way to the Badger State. More information is available on the Health Services Department Web site at DHS-Dot-Wisconsin-Dot-Gov.