The delivery of health care is changing every day. As we move further into the twenty-first century, even the Midwest is turning to EMTs and Paramedics for help in the delivery of community health care. Peoria County is stepping into the arena and students of pre-hospital care need to be thinking about how this will affect their preparation for a career.
Beyond 911: State and Community Strategies for Expanding the Primary Care Role of First Responders. This study by the National Conference of State Legislatures points how what Paramedics can do and where they are needed.
The Evidence for Community Paramedicine in Rural Areas This study by three major universities looks at the value of using paramedics for expanding services in rural areas, where service is less available.
California ran a pilot study and published results here. There is a wealth of information on this page regarding this project that was implemented in 7 communities in California.
The Minnesota Department of Health launched one of the first Paramedic Community Health Service in the United States. Explore this page to find out more about what Community Paramedicine involves.