Community Paramedicine Global Curriculum & Career Pathway©
Community Paramedicine offers optimal positioning of EMS resources to fill an identified gap in the healthcare system. A Community Paramedic Program closes the gaps within the healthcare system by expanding the role of EMS personnel within the community. Through a standardized curriculum of advanced education with certification and degree, EMS responders are educated at the appropriate level to serve communities more broadly in the areas of:
- Primary Care
- Prevention and wellness
- Public health
- Mental health
- Disease management
- Readmission prevention
- Oral health
- Human services
The Community Paramedicine Program is flexible by design to meet the needs and resources of the local community. The program’s success is driven through a combined effort of those holding value in maintaining health and wellbeing of community members within their healthcare system, practice and community.
The Community Paramedicine Program concept is an excellent match to all areas of the world, connecting underutilized resources to underserved populations. Expanding the role of EMS personnel allows healthcare services to reach those where access to physicians, clinics or hospitals may be difficult, non-existent or unobtainable.
The Community Paramedic has a proven ability to efficiently and professionally serve as a primary care provider, and when deployed to a patient’s home as an extension of a patient-centered primary care plan, Community Paramedics assist with chronic disease management and prevention.
In the United States, the Community Paramedicine Program combines all the best practices and lessons learned from similar programs around the world. International initiatives have generated remarkable results. The Community Paramedic and Community Paramedicine Program exist for the sole purpose of serving the needs of the local community within which it serves and is supported by the International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine (IRCP), The Paramedic Foundation (TPF), Paramedic Health Solutions (PHS), Community Paramedicine Association and Registry (CPAR), Global Community Paramedic Higher Education Council (GCPHEC) and Global Paramedic Higher Education Council (GPHEC).
If you are interested in initiating Community Paramedics and creating a Community Paramedicine Program, we are happy to assist you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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