EMS Update - June / July 2016

June/July 2016
Federal Program Supports Rural EMS with Grants, Guidance
Rural EMS agencies can receive grants, policy expertise, technical assistance and more to improve access to quality healthcare in rural communities through the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Flex Program.
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Local Agencies Collaborate and Use Data to Improve Care
In North Dakota, local EMS agencies both large and small gather throughout the year to share best practices, improve data collection and help each other provide better patient care. Read More
National EMS Advisory Council Looks to Help States Implement Interstate Compact
NEMSAC created a special committee to investigate how Federal agencies could support states’ efforts to implement REPLICA, an interstate compact that could help EMS personnel who frequently cross state lines. Read More
EMS Leaders Discuss New Agenda for the Future During Webinar
In May, NHTSA’s EMS Focus webinar brought together EMS leaders to discuss how the profession has evolved in the twenty years since the 1996 EMS Agenda for the Future, as well as the effort underway to begin creating a new EMS Agenda. EMS World recapped the webinar, and the recorded webinar can be viewed online.
Act Fast. Save a Life.

As the summer heats up, the dangers of child heatstroke in hot cars rises. Everyone, whether they’re a parent, caregiver or even a bystander, has a role in protecting children from heatstroke. That is why we’re encouraging our EMS partners to familiarize themselves with NHTSA’s latest campaign materials, including resources and tips on what someone should do if they see a young child locked in a parked car. Get the latest bystander materials today.

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In This Issue
Federal Program Supports Rural EMS
Collaborating to Improve Care
NEMSAC Addresses Interstate Compact
Leaders Discuss Agenda for the Future

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