Community Paramedicine/Mobile Integrated Healthcare (CP-MIH) is a relatively new and evolving healthcare model. It allows paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to operate in expanded roles by assisting with public health, primary healthcare and preventive services to underserved populations in the community. The goal is to improve access to care and avoid duplicating existing services.
Some rural patients lack access to primary care and use 911 and emergency medical services (EMS) to receive healthcare in non-emergency situations. This can create a burden for EMS personnel and health systems in rural areas. Community paramedics can work in a public health and primary care role to address the needs of rural residents in a more efficient and proactive way.
Information for agencies that intend to launch a Community Paramedicine or Mobile Integrated Healthcare program:
Below are important documents that an agency will need to review if they want to launch an MIH or CP program in Virginia. Questions or requests for more information or resources, can be directed to Tim Perkins, CHaTR Division Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mobile Integrated HealthCare/Community Paramedicine (MIH-CP) in Virginia
- Mobile Integrated Healthcare/Community Paramedicine (MIH/CP) Frequently Asked Questions
- Notice of Intent to Provide MIH/CP Service
Community Paramedicine/Mobile Integrated Healthcare Workgroup meeting minutes:
February 12, 2020
- NASEMSO CP-MIH Committee
- Rural Health Information Hub Community Paramedicine
- U.S. Department of HHS and HRSA Community Paramedicine Evaluation Tool
- Ramsey Social Justice Foundation Community Paramedicine Articles
- NAEMT EMS 3.0 Transformation
- EMS World MIH-CP
- JEMS Mobile Integrated Healthcare
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement Initiatives