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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Emergency medical services

Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool
Provides an interactive map and access to information on national, state, and county-level provider services and utilization based on Medicare claims data. Includes the following services: ambulance, hospice, home health, long-term care, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), physical and occupational therapy, and more. To see county-level data, select View Interactive Data Set below the map display on the Data Files tab.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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FirstNet (First Responder Network Authority)
Provides information on the development of a national high-speed wireless broadband public safety network, supporting the work of first responders, including emergency medical services personnel.
Type: Website
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North Dakota Rural EMS Improvement Project
Highlights the North Dakota Rural EMS Improvement Project which took place in May 2010 - June 2011 and focused on the challenges of EMS in rural North Dakota. Presents resources on rural and volunteer ambulance service, rural EMS assessments, and the future of EMS in North Dakota.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Department of Health
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Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)
Journal published monthly and provides information and resources for emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, emergency medical service (EMS) administrators, fire rescuers, public safety officials, and law enforcement officers. Includes articles on rural EMS issues.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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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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