Sustainable Rural EMS: Navigating Change

Event Details
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
1:00pm CST
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

This webinar playback focuses on the Sustainable Rural EMS: Navigating Change guide. This guide can assist rural communities in navigating a change from unsustainable volunteer EMS and ambulance service models to those that are sustainable. This guide shares information on how to assess if a community has a problem with its EMS services, the needed ingredients to change, and a six-step process to implement change to a more sustainable model of rural EMS.

Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain why volunteerism is not a sustainable model of EMS
  • Identify how a community can assess their current model and explore more sustainable options of EMS delivery
  • Discuss a six-step approach of changing from unsustainable volunteer ambulance services to sustainable alternative models
  • Recall an example of work being done to move rural ambulances services to more sustainable models of EMS delivery and how state Flex Programs could support this work

This guide and event were supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) and coordinated by the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC), a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center.

For more information, please contact:

Nicole Clement