Community Paramedicine is a locally designed, community-based, collaborative model of care that leverages the skills of paramedics and EMS systems to address care gaps identified through a community specific health care needs assessment.

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Final Report

This report provides a brief history of EMS systems and paramedicine in California, a broad overview of the development Community Paramedicine: A Promising Model for Integrating Emergency and Primary Care of community paramedicine in other states and countries, a summary of current perspectives on CP in the state based on interviews with key stakeholders, and a discussion of the barriers to implementing CP programs in California. We conclude the report with several recommendations for further exploration of the role of community paramedicine in California.