Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
Organizations around the country are implementing community paramedicine and mobile integrated health programs
tailored to address the needs of their rural community.
Examples of organizations that have developed promising programs designed to implement community
paramedicine in rural areas are provided below. Evidence-based and promising service models for
implementing community paramedicine programs are available in Module 2.
Baxter Regional Medical Center
Community Paramedic Mobile Healthcare
Synopsis: This program, operated by a community hospital's ambulance service,
connects patients who are high emergency service utilizers or experience chronic health issues
with community paramedics who help them navigate the health system and adhere to a care plan.
Flagler County Fire Rescue Community
Synopsis: Supported by Flagler County Fire Rescue, this program currently
connects over 200 patients with necessary local medical and transportation services. Their
services are offered to patients based on medical transport history.
Johnston County Emergency Medical Services
Community Paramedic Program
Synopsis: In a recent evaluation, Johnston County's Community Paramedic Program
reduced readmission rates by 90% within 30 days of discharge for patients who experience chronic
heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes. The program receives
funding support from the local hospital.
Manatee County Department of Public Safety
Community Paramedic Program
Synopsis: This program provides uninsured or underinsured patients who are
frequent emergency services utilizers or experience diabetes, frequent falls, respiratory
conditions, or substance use disorder with in-home services to manage their health and prevent
Queen Anne's County Mobile Integrated Community
Health (MICH) Program
Synopsis: Queen Anne's County Department of Health and Department of Emergency
Services have partnered to deliver a mobile integrated health program in which community nurses
and paramedics conduct home safety checks and physical and social needs assessments to improve
United Ambulance Service
Synopsis: United Ambulance Service provides its patient population with a host
of in-home health services, like home safety and well-being checks, medication reconciliation,
vaccinations, health screenings, chronic disease management education, and wound care services.
This program serves patients who lack access to resources, like home health care, and aims to
connect each patient with a primary care provider.
Nevada Rural Hospital Partners Community Paramedicine
Synopsis: With specially trained Advanced EMTs, the Nevada Rural Hospital
Partners Community Paramedicine Program utilizes in-home visits and remote monitoring devices to
care for patients with chronic conditions.