John Montes forwarded this JEMS.com article to the Advocates. It is a good example of significant progress on behalf of fire service-based EMS and community health care programs.
Olympia, Wa. – This week, Washington State took another step in leveraging pre-hospital providers to be part of the healthcare solution.Following the initial launch of community paramedic programs, the issue of sustainability quickly emerged. Those of us who have deployed community paramedics (MIH) programs have witnessed the broad impact in our communities. However, due to the diverse impact of these programs; it has made it challenging to identify sustainable funding pathways…………….
Click to Read the entire article here. Thanks John for sending it along.