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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Emergency medical services

EMS Toolkit
Includes resources developed for rural EMS organizations, which are often run by volunteers. Topics include recruitment and retention, funding and finances, and leadership and management.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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SIM - SD: Simulation in Motion - South Dakota
A mobile education program that brings technologically advanced training of emergency patient care to rural South Dakota's pre-hospital and hospital emergency care providers. Uses human-like, computerized mannequins.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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Joint Committee on Rural EMS Care (JCREC)
Formed jointly by the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) and National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). This Committee is dedicated to advancing policy to ensure access to timely, affordable, and high quality emergency care services in rural America.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State EMS Officials
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Wisconsin Rural Health Data and Resources
Includes maps, resources, and data and reports showing various rural health services throughout Wisconsin, including certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), community health centers, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), emergency medical services (EMS), tribal health centers, and Wisconsin hospitals.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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PubMed Search: Emergency Medical Services and Trauma in Rural Areas
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the combined topics of emergency medical services, trauma, and rural health.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Emergency Medical Services (NHTSA EMS)
Contains educational opportunities, publications, news, and other emergency medical services resources, as well as background and updates on federal initiatives and programs. Includes information on the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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North Dakota Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Provides access to North Dakota data, interactive maps, and other information through a collaborative effort by North Dakota state agencies, local government, and private enterprise. Topics addressed include healthcare services and issues impacting to environmental health.
Type: Website
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Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma Topic Guide
Provides an overview of EMS and trauma services in rural areas. Answers frequently asked questions about funding, equipment, training, recruitment, continuing education, trauma systems, trauma care, and other topics relating to rural EMS.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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CMS Ambulances Services Center
Resources and information for Medicare ambulance services. Provides access to policies and regulations, fees and billing, manuals, educational opportunities, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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