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What Community Paramedicine Is And How It Can Positively Impact A Person Or Community

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Community paramedicine provides follow-up and preventative services to those in need.

Community paramedicine is an emerging health care practice that provides follow-up and preventative services to those in need. The practice is becoming more widespread across the country, and usually includes people in rural areas and frequent 911 callers, often uninsured people with chronic conditions and with barriers to regular medical care. It is also being used with positive results in cases of drug overdoses.

Joining us to discuss community paramedicine are Chair of the Fire Science and Emergency Management program at the University of Cincinnati, Larry Bennett; and Will Mueller, assistant fire chief for Colerain Township and UC Fire Science and Emergency Management adjunct professor.