Community Paramedic Program Effects on Population Health
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Assess the effectiveness of community paramedic programs in improving community health Identify gaps in healthcare delivery in rural Virginia, and the opportunities for community paramedics to address these gaps Demonstrate disease prevention benefits from utilizing paramedics to increase clinical understanding and health promotion within the community
Keyword(s): Emergency Medical Services, Community-Based Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Public Health Master's Student as well as Nationally Registered Paramedic (NREMT-P) working in rural Virginia for a volunteer EMS service that is near to introducing a community paramedic program. I encountered the idea of community paramedic programs as a way to increase community health while completing my degree in EMS. I have also previously done research on similar programs and their effects as a part of my senior EMS portfolio.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.