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Community Paramedicine Articles/Papers

Community Paramedicine: A Promising Model for Integrating Emergency and Primary Care (July 2013). Report prepared for the California HealthCare Foundation and California Emergency Medical Services Authority in partial fulfillment of the Leveraging EMS Assets and Community Paramedicine Project funded by the California HealthCare Foundation (Grant Number 17119, Regents of the University of California).

AHRQ's 2012 National Consensus Conference on Community Paramedicine (03/30/13): Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Consensus Conference on Community Paramedicine was held Oct. 1-2, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose was to identify areas of consensus on important policy and practice issues and to clarify the role of research in advancing Community Paramedicine (CP). Meeting goals included: encouraging wider adoption of CP; networking among interested stakeholders; sharing best practices; and setting an agenda to further the field nationally. Two reports resulting from the sessions National Consensus Conference on Community Paramedicine are available here:

Health Care of the Future (02/13/13) Community Paramedic program addesses national health care reform while caring for Eagle County, CO citizens.

Community Paramedics Aim to Lower Health Care via Home Care (02/13/13) This article is about Minnesota becoming a national leader in a movement to create and use certified "community paramedics" to monitor and provide non-emergent care for patients in their homes.

Community Paramedicine in Canada (07/31/12)This white paper is from the Emergency Medical Services Chiefs of Canada.

Community Paramedicine: Evaluation Tool (HRSA, March 2012) In the absence of validated national benchmarks, or norms, this document stresses the need for each community paramedicine program to define its system-specific health status benchmarks and performance indicators and to use a variety of community health and public health interventions to improve the community’s health status. The document also addresses reducing the burden of illness, chronic disease, and injury as a community-wide public health problem, not strictly as a patient care issue.

Bridging the Historic Divide Between Nurses and Paramedics (12/30/11) Anne Robinson, RN, who has been the public health nursing and nursing leadership and liaison for the Eagle County EMS Community Paramedic program, was interviewed by the American Journal of Nursing about community paramedicine. Read the article here, and see what a great job she has done to bridge the historic divide between nursing and paramedics and to lead nurses to begin to accept the concept of Community Paramedic as an opportunity to be more effective and not a place to compete for territory.

State Perspectives Discussion Paper on Development of Community Paramedic Programs (01/10/11) This discussion paper offers insight into the historical perspective and future considerations for Community Paramedicine programs. As well, it advocates for the development of an implementation guide for states.

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