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Community Paramedicine Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Community Paramedicine.

Community Paramedics Team Up with Hospitals to Reduce Readmissions
Describes community paramedicine pilot projects in California, one of which is rural, that are providing follow-up calls and visits to patients between 24-72 hours after hospital discharge. Features statistics including number of patients and number of readmissions within 30 days, with breakdowns by 6 diagnoses and site.
Author(s): Karen Shore
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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Pinch Hitting
Provides an overview of the role community paramedicine can play in meeting rural healthcare needs, with examples from several states. Highlights the pros and cons of this approach, describes how it is funded, and identifies states that have taken legislative action on the issue. Article begins on page number 22.
Author(s): Michelle Ancell
Location: State Legislatures, 22-25
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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Community Paramedic Pilot Study Recommendations
This policy brief presents recommendations regarding the implementation of a Community Paramedicine Program in North Dakota. Discusses the gaps in the ND healthcare delivery system, especially in rural areas.
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Center for Nursing
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Community Paramedicine in Rural Areas: State and Local Findings and the Role of the State Flex Program (Policy Brief)
Studies the role of the Flex program in supporting state EMS services in rural communities in addition to profiling challenges, needs, and the role of community paramedics in rural healthcare delivery systems.
Author(s): Karen B. Pearson, John A. Gale, George Shaler
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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The Evidence for Community Paramedicine in Rural Areas: State and Local Findings and the Role of the State Flex Program (Briefing Paper)
Examines the role of the Flex program in supporting state EMS services in rural communities. Examines the evidence base for community paramedicine in rural communities, the role of community paramedics in rural healthcare delivery systems, and the challenges faced by states in implementing community paramedicine programs.
Author(s): Karen Pearson, John Gale, George Shaler
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Community Paramedic Program Handbook
Provides community paramedicine program resources including a work plan, example memorandum of understanding, assessing the community needs, conducting training, and evaluation resources.
Author(s): Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Christopher A. Montera, Anne Robinson
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central EMS Institute
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Community Paramedicine & the Changing Face of EMS
Presents an interview with David Johnson, a community paramedic in Minnesota. Discusses the role of community paramedics, in both rural and urban areas, whose effort is designed to reach underserved populations with both primary care resources and improved pre-hospital care.
Author(s): Nora Vanni
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
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Innovations: What is Community Paramedicine?
Describes the field of community paramedicine and the role of community paramedics. Describes their work in helping to improve healthcare access in medically underserved communities.
Location: Urgent Matters eNewsletter, 10(2)
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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National Consensus Conference on Community Paramedicine: Summary of an Expert Meeting
Reports on an October 2012 meeting of community paramedicine experts. Identifies meeting themes related to community paramedicine practices and resources, gaps to address, and opportunities for future collaboration and promotion of best community medicine practices.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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A National Agenda for Community Paramedicine Research
Includes discussion and collaboration aimed at building a national evidence base on community paramedicine.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Community Paramedicine and Rural Health Care
Highlights the Rural Nebraska Regional Ambulance Network (RNRAN) and it's collaboration with healthcare professionals and organizations across Nebraska in establishing community paramedic pilot projects in three Nebraska communities: Scottsbluff, Kearney, and Omaha.
Author(s): David Howe
Location: Nebraska - Access
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Principles for Community Paramedicine Programs
A joint position statement of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Rural Health Association. Highlights the key functions of community paramedicine programs.
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Community Paramedicine Evaluation Tool
Provides a framework by which data can be collected from multiple community paramedicine programs to develop common successes and challenges. Designed to address rural settings.
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Beyond 911: State and Community Strategies for Expanding the Primary Care Role of First Responders
Examines the role of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics in relation to the model of care known as community paramedicine which provides care to those in rural areas.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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Telemedicine, Midlevel Practitioners Start to Fill Physician Gap
Discusses how telemedicine and community paramedics are shaping the future of rural medicine in Minnesota.
Author(s): Jennifer Vogel
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Public Radio
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The Feasibility and Role of Community Paramedicine in Nebraska
Examines the feasibility of finding collaborative approaches among healthcare provider agencies and professions to potentially make Community Paramedicine in Nebraska a reality.
Author(s): Carrie Z. Crawford
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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State Perspectives Discussion Paper on Development of Community Paramedic Programs
Summarizes the current status of community paramedicine programs and presents a synopsis of some of the opportunities and challenges state EMS offices will face as these programs are contemplated in local communities.
Date: 12/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State EMS Officials
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Community Paramedics Widen Medical Services in Rural Areas
Highlights how rural communities in Colorado and Minnesota are training paramedics to also provide home care, immunizations, and other health services.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Location: Rural Monitor, 2010(Fall)
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Case Study: Paramedicine Program Strengthens Rural Health Care System
Shares how leaders of Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska reached their goal of reducing ambulance transports, emergency room visits, and hospital readmissions by partnering with community organizations to create the McCook Community Paramedicine program. Focuses on program approach, key steps, lessons learned, and results.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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PubMed Search: Community Paramedicine
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of community paramedicine.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: National Library of Medicine
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Community Paramedicine Insights Forum
Serves as a forum, educational opportunity, and discussion group for those trying to establish community paramedicine services or systems on a local, regional, or statewide basis. Includes monthly webinar calls consisting of presentations and Q&A sessions based on experiences and lessons learned from others wishing to establish a community paramedicine program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State EMS Officials
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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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Community Paramedic
Provides an overview of the Community Paramedic Program, a standard curriculum that universities and colleges can adapt for use in community paramedicine certification programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Central EMS Institute
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Last Updated: 7/27/2017