CHA News Article

Report Examines Community Paramedicine in California

A new report, issued by the UC Davis Institute of Population Health Improvement, provides an overview of community paramedicine — a new and changing model of community-based health care in the state. According to the report, under this model paramedics “function outside their customary emergency response and transport roles in ways that facilitate more appropriate use of emergency care resources and/or enhance access to primary care for medically underserved populations.” Interest in this model of care has increased recently, the report states, based on the belief that it may “improve access to and quality of care while also reducing costs.” For more information, see the attached report.