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Community Paramedicine Takes its First Steps in Calif.

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Alameda County EMS is a high performance EMS system located in the Bay Area of Northern California.There are over 140,000 9-1-1 call each year in the system.
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BY HOWARD BACKER, MD, MPH, FACEP ON JAN 28, 2015
SOURCE: CALIFORNIA EMS AUTHORITY

CPJanuary 13, 2015, was an important date for California EMS as the first class of community paramedics began their training. This was the culmination of more than two years of work by many EMS professionals across the state. Community paramedicine (CP), also known as Mobile Integrated Health Care, can be defined as:

“A locally determined, community-based, collaborative model of care that leverages the skills of paramedics and EMS systems to address care gaps identified through a community-specific health care needs assessment. CP utilizes paramedics outside their traditional emergency response and transport roles to work in new models of community-based healthcare that bridge primary and emergency care.” Continue Reading…

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Community Paramedicine in Alameda County

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Alameda County EMS is a high performance EMS system located in the Bay Area of Northern California.There are over 140,000 9-1-1 call each year in the system.
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HFDalameda-city-fireAlameda County is set to launch its two year Community Paramedicine Pilot Project in Alameda County in summer of 2014.  Along with Alameda County EMS, Hayward and Alameda City Fire Continue Reading…