Implementing and Sustaining Rural Community Paramedicine
This webinar will cover findings discovered in the February 2021 Rural Community Paramedicine Summit. Participants involved in this event included: well-established rural and urban community paramedicine (CP) programs; a critical access hospital administrator with an in-house CP program; two state Flex Programs who support CP initiatives; and representatives from the Flex Monitoring Team at the University of Southern Maine. This event was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and coordinated by TASC, a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center.
Following the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify the challenges and opportunities related to implementing and sustaining CP in rural communities
- Recognize key strategies and lessons learned from participants of the February 2021 Rural CP Summit
- Provide examples of state Flex Programs that can support related initiatives to support rural CP
The intended audience for the live webinar is all Flex Programs, State Office Directors, and the eight state EMS Supplement Project staff and contractors. This webinar will be recorded. Recordings and supporting materials will be posted publicly on this website and can be shared with others that would benefit from its content.
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This report incorporates the proceedings of the 2021 Rural Community Paramedicine Summit, as well as a list of key strategies for implementing and sustaining CP in rural communities. It also contains resources, established CP programs, and information about how state Flex Programs can support rural CP efforts.