State EMS Offices and SORH 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 NOSORH created a Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care (JCREC). This Committee is dedicated to advancing policy to ensure access to timely, affordable, and high quality emergency care services in rural America.
Chair: Joyce Hospodar
Arizona Center for Rural Health
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.