Mobile Integrated Health - Community Paramedicine

The Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services (BETS) has been involved with the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association (IEMSA) since 2015 in reviewing the utilization of state certified paramedics in a non-traditional role such as community paramedicine.  In a move to formalize discussions and activities surrounding the community paramedicine (CP) and mobile integrated healthcare (MIH), the State’s Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (EMSAC) established a multi-partner CP/MIH Subcommittee at its April 12, 2017 meeting.  The CP/MIH Subcommittee will be responsible for the gathering of and review of current CP/MIH activities both within Iowa and other states.  Information will be reported to EMSAC quarterly along with any needed recommendations to BETS for possible regulatory changes or oversight.

Reference Documents

Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine in Iowa - Overview of the current state of MIH & CP in Iowa (September 2016)

Community Paramedicine Evaluation Tool - Self-assessment tool developed for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Office of Rural Health Policy (March 2012)

EMS Agenda for the Future - Consensus document outlining direction for future EMS development.  Document developed for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (1996)