Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care

The Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care (JCREC) is a group of organizations working together to improve the quality of care in rural and frontier communities.

Chair: Joyce Hospodar
Arizona Center for Rural Health
520-626-2432

Overview

State EMS Offices and State Offices of Rural Health are both committed to the principle that rural EMS systems should be able to respond in a timely, appropriate manner whenever serious injury or illness strikes someone in need.In 2009 the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) and National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) created a Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care.This Committee is dedicated to advancing policy to ensure access to timely, affordable, and high quality emergency care services in rural America.

JCREC EMS Leadership Education: A State-by-State Compendium of EMS Leadership Development Education

(Nov. 11, 2014) The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) believe that strong leadership is critical to the future of rural EMS. Our organizations are interested in state approaches to enhancing EMS agency leadership. State EMS Offices, with assistance from their respective Offices of Rural Health, completed an assessment regarding EMS agency leadership education. A copy of the assessment can be found here. Click here to view the Compendium.