Of most significance to our members and the EMS committee are the changes to healthcare delivery perpetuated by the passage of the Affordable Care Act. There has been much discussion and legislative priority placed on EMS programs that seek to modify 911 user behaviors that tailor the level of response / resource utilization to the patient. These programs are being administered under various labels within our locals both statewide and nationwide by other IAFF affiliates. The programs are generally referred to as Mobile Integrated Health (MIH), Community Paramedicine, or FD CARES.
Our goal is to provide you, the local leader, with a framework that sets a course for development and administration of an MIH program within your organization.
While there is still more work to accomplish, we want to begin sharing some resources for you to use. While not specific to your local, you will find example templates, funding possibilities, and actual data results from established programs that can serve as a map to navigate program development.
The following links show sample resolutions, white paper on funding, data being collected and some informative videos. More resources will be added as they become available.