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Grants Received
Colorado Dept. of Health and Environment, EMTS $170,000
Colorado Health Foundation $225,000
$50,000
Eagle County $18,700
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Up Front Peter Runyon Community Paramedics Program
Eagle County Commissioner Peter Runyon speaks to Western Eagle County Ambulance District Chief Chris Montera, Eagle County Nurse Manager Anne Robinson and WECAD Community Paramedic Kevin Creek about the launch of the Community Paramedic Program pilot program in Eagle County.
September 24, 2010

 

WECAD Community Paramedic Documents
News Articles
Durango Herald January 2012
WCF Courier - Iowa January 2012
KJCT 8 Grand Jct Coverage November 2011
CBS Coverage October 2011
New York Times September 2011
Health Leaders Media September 2011
MSNBC.com September 2011
Health Policy Blog August 2011
Modern Health Care August 2011
Vail Daily July 2011
Vail Daily September 2010
EMS on the Hill June 2010
EMS Insider January 2010
Denver Post December 2010
Eagle Valley Enterprise November 2009
Vail Mountaineer October 2009
What is Community Paramedic?

Itís a simple concept: Connect underutilized resources to underserved populations. In this case, weíre expanding the roles of EMS workers to provide health services where access to physicians, clinics and/or hospitals is difficult or may not exist. The Community Paramedic Program is organic. It exists for the sole purpose of serving the needs of a particular community. Its success relies heavily on collaboration among local stakeholders: * the people who live or travel in medically underserved rural and remote locales; * elected officials whose charge it is to maintain the physical and fiscal health of a community; * health department officials, clinic and hospital administrators, who assess needs and manage resources in order to provide the range of services to meet those needs. Last but not least, colleges and universities that train our nationís first responders are core to the Community Paramedic Program. Similar initiatives in the United States and around the world have generated remarkable results. We visited many of them. Todayís Community Paramedic Program combines all of the best practices and lessons learned from these programs.

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