You don’t want to miss the wide variety of rural EMS topics offered in Tucson later this month! Dr. Chelsea White’s session, Different Approaches to Rural Community Paramedicine Projects: Tribal and Frontier Success Stories, is just one of the topics expected to engage local, regional and national EMS stakeholders gathering at the National Rural EMS & Care Conference. Dr. White is an emergency physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico (UNM), where he also serves as Director of the UNM Center for Rural and Tribal EMS, as well as the Director of UNM EMS Fellowship. Learn from Dr. White about Community Paramedicine in isolated, frontier Native American reservations. Tribal EMS agencies face many of the problems common to rural and frontier agencies. Language, traditions, culture, views on health care, and forms of government vary widely from tribe to tribe, posing challenges to inter-tribal and off reservation collaboration. And since federally recognized tribes are classified as sovereign “domestic dependent nations”, state offices of EMS, boards of pharmacy, and other regulatory bodies have little to no jurisdiction over most tribal EMS agencies, affecting consistency and causing further isolation.

It’s not too late to register and join a nationwide group of rural EMS stakeholders for two full days of rural-relevant content from national experts and plenty of networking time. Arrive early and attend a half-day “EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop” to learn how to write and submit a complete grant proposal, understand rural relevant data important to EMS and identify funding opportunities.

Click here to view the full conference agenda.

Click here to register for the Conference and the Grant Writing 101 Workshop.

The conference will be held at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort, 245 E. Ina Road, Tucson, AZ. To book a room, please call (800) 722-2500 and reference the “National Rural EMS & Care Conference 2018” to get the $91 + tax room rate. You may also book online here.

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