Description: This toolkit compiles emerging practices and resources to support rural communities seeking to build community paramedicine and mobile integrated health programs across the United States.
This toolkit presents practical strategies that can help rural communities build successful community paramedicine programs. In particular, it focuses on existing programs that have successfully provided rural community paramedicine services. It also offers guidance for implementation, evaluation, dissemination, and sustainability.
The target audiences for the toolkit are rural organizations including healthcare providers, such as hospitals and clinics; independent and/or county-managed emergency services providers; local and county health officials; home health agencies; and other community-based organizations.
Organization: Virginia Department of Health
Description: The Virginia Office of EMS, Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS), and the Western Virginia EMS Council in Roanoke teamed together to contract with Renaissance Resources, a Richmond based business-consulting firm, to develop strategies and identify solutions to enhance the retention of volunteer and career EMS personnel. Four tools or workbooks have been developed based on research compiled from focus groups of selected types of agencies.