Rural EMS Conference

The 2018 National Rural EMS and Care Conference Sees Success in Tucson!

i Jun 4th No Comments by

Last month’s National Rural EMS and Care Conference 2018 in Tucson, Arizona, was a huge success. Thanks to all who helped plan and attended the conference, supporting the mission of the Joint Committee on Rural EMS (JCREC). Attendees included State Offices of Rural Health, EMS Medical Directors, State EMS Officials, federal partners, regional EMS Agencies, and Hospital Based EMS individuals, to name a few.

One attendee noted, “We have been wanting to start a community paramedicine program in our area, but I didn’t know enough about it. I felt this meeting gave me a HUGE insight in not only what it was about, but how to get help and the steps to start it.” Another attendee said “This was my first time to this conference. The primary benefit was networking with other states and learning about their current issues and successes, and them helping me troubleshoot some of my regulatory/program barriers.” Bringing people together from all over the country and giving them time to be together, to network, and collaborate, was of great importance to the attendees.

The conference also lent itself as a platform for attendee engagement. Much work has been done on the Rural Tactical Agenda for the Future. Kevin McGinnis, JCREC C0mmittee Chair, polled the audience during an interactive session regarding objectives for the plan to help frame the work being done. Attendees were asked to weigh in on current objectives being considered, as well as offer up their own suggestions for consideration. The 49 suggestions that were offered ranged from “Standardization nationwide of Community Paramedic or Treat and Refer education Standards” to “Targeted recruitment efforts (age, gender, ethnicity)” and ”Improving community livability as a recruitment and retention strategy for rural workforce.” Results of the poll are available here.

Please be on the lookout for information on the 2019 conference in the coming days. If you have not and would like to view the presentations from the 2018 conference, please click here.

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The 2018 National Rural EMS & Care Conference Sees Success in Tucson!

i Apr 30th No Comments by

Matt Zavadsky, MedStar Mobile Healthcare, speaks on National Community Paramedicine/Mobile Integrated Health Programs

NOSORH, the Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care, and the National Association of State EMS Officials would like to thank all who helped make the 2018 National Rural EMS & Care Conference a resounding success in Tucson, Arizona! Together with the Arizona Office of Rural Health, over 100 participants attended the conference for two full days of engaging sessions. Attendees were presented with topics ranging from new EMS payments models, to different approaches to tribal and frontier paramedicine projects, to a panel of state EMS directors, and more.

NOSORH will be compiling and sharing the information gleaned from the working lunch discussion focused on what EMS can do when a rural hospital is facing closure into a toolkit later this year.

A panel of State EMS Directors discuss national rural EMS issues

All conference resources, including presentations from the meeting, will be available here on the NOSORH website by May 7th.

If you’re interested in connecting with someone who attended from your state, check the participant list here.

 

 

 


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Ambulance Payment Reform, Grant Writing Workshop, Different Approaches to Community Paramedicine and More at the National Rural EMS & Care Conference

i Mar 30th No Comments by

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.

Please share this registration information with all partners, providers, or other interested parties. Also, please include in any newsletters or other distributions you may have.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Strycker at stryckerm@nosorh.org or Trevor Brown at trevorb@nosorh.org


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Register Now for the National Rural EMS & Care Conference

i Mar 1st No Comments by

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual National Rural EMS and Care Conference! You’re invited to join NOSORH, the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), the Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care (JCREC), and the Arizona Center for Rural Health on April 24-25 in Tucson, Arizona. Network with other attendees, including rural EMS directors, medical directors and officers, rural healthcare providers, state EMS officials, state rural health officials, hospital administrators, elected officials, federal agency officials, and other EMS stakeholders.

NOSORH is offering a 4-hour EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop!
Rural EMS agencies and other interested partners will learn how to write and submit a complete grant proposal, understand rural relevant data important to EMS and identify funding opportunities. This workshop will be held on Monday, April 23, at 1:00 pm. View the agenda here.

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities
Are you interested in supporting the mission of the JCREC, NOSORH and NASEMSO at the National Rural EMS & Care Conference? Three levels of support are being offered for the conference:

Prime Sponsor-$5,000
Select Sponsor- $2,500
Conference Exhibitor-$1,000

To register as a sponsor and for more information regarding each level of sponsorship, please click here for the 2018 Sponsor Prospectus.

 

Click here to view the full conference agenda.

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

Please share this registration information with all partners, providers, or other interested parties. Also, please include in any newsletters or other distributions you may have.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Strycker at stryckerm@nosorh.org or Trevor Brown at trevorb@nosorh.org


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The National Rural EMS & Care Conference 2018 Session Highlight

i Feb 1st No Comments by

NOSORH, the National Association of State EMS Officials, the Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care, and the Arizona Center for Rural Health invite you to join them on April 24-25 in Tucson, Arizona, for the 4th Annual National Rural EMS & Care Conference. Invited attendees include rural EMS directors, medical directors and officers, rural health care providers, state EMS officials, hospital administrators, elected officials, federal agency officials, and other EMS partners. This will be an amazing opportunity to engage with partners from all over the country and at different levels of EMS care.

One session on the agenda that you will not want to miss is the FirstNet Update with Kevin McGinnis, MPS, Communications Technology Advisor with the National Association of State EMS Officials. “FirstNet is now a reality, having been accepted for development by governors in all 50 states and territories,” said McGinnis. “The nationwide network core will be completed in March, and devices and service plans are now available. With AT&T (FirstNet’s system operator) offering FirstNet service with priority and preemption on its entire existing and new network to public safety, what does that mean for rural EMS providers? What will it buy us, where is it available? Check out the applications that FirstNet will make possible.”

To learn more about the conference, view the agenda, and watch for registration materials for the meeting, click here.


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Save the Date: 2018 National Rural EMS & Care Conference

i Sep 28th No Comments by

NOSORH, National Association of State EMS Officials, The Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care, and the Arizona Center for Rural Health invite you to join them on April 24-25 in Tucson, Arizona, for the 4th Annual National Rural EMS & Care Conference. Invited attendees include rural EMS directors, medical directors and officers, rural health care providers, state EMS officials, state rural health officials, hospital administrators, elected officials, federal agency officials, and other EMS partners.

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 by clicking here. Conference registration will be made available soon.


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National Rural EMS & Care Conference a Success

i May 3rd No Comments by

The National Rural EMS & Care Conference in Fargo, North Dakota, was nothing short of a success. Nearly 170 EMS providers, State Offices of Rural Health, state EMS officials, EMS chiefs and personnel attended the annual conference. NOSORH, the Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care (JCREC) and the North Dakota Center for Rural Health would like to thank all of the attendees, as well as the vendors and sponsors who helped make the conference happen.

“This was my first time attending the conference and I thoroughly enjoyed the information from various stakeholders around the nation,” said Emma Smythe, Rural Health Programs Coordinator for the Michigan Center for Rural Health. “The presenters shared valuable insight on the many issues of what’s occurring in rural EMS agencies across the board and showcased their passion to improving EMS on not only a state and local level, but a nationwide level. There were excellent opportunities to network, provide solutions and innovative ways to improve EMS.”

Attendees may have noticed more than one camera crew during the conference. The news affiliate, WDAZ Grand Forks, was in attendance and interviewed Lynette Dickson, Associate Director of the North Dakota Center for Rural Health, along with some of the attendees. Click here to watch the news clip.

Mark your calendar for the 2018 meeting being held in Tucson on April 24-25. “The Arizona State Office of Rural Health is looking forward to hosting the 4th Annual National Rural EMS and Care Conference,” said Joyce Hospodar, Senior Advisor of Rural Programs at the Arizona Center for Rural Health. “Being able to continue the discussion of progress and innovation occurring around the country on rural EMS initiatives will keep this event at the forefront of change.”

All presentations are available here on the NOSORH website. Attendees will receive a notification from NOSORH when the live recordings from the conference videographer are available.


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Last Chance to Register for 2017 EMS Conference

i Apr 3rd No Comments by

It’s not too late to register for the National Rural EMS & Care Conference! EMS leaders from across the country will be meeting in Fargo, North Dakota, on April 25-26. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the future of rural EMS, community paramedicine, systems of care, performance improvement, ambulance service sustainability, rural EMS education, simulation in motion, and much more. To register, click here.

Registration is also still open for the EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop, which is being held the day before the conference on April 24. Join NOSORH Technical Assistance Director, Kassie Clarke, and NOSORH Executive Director, Teryl Eisinger, in a hands-on, half-day workshop focused on grant writing for EMS providers, leaders, and directors. Click here to register.

The new poster session at this year’s EMS Conference is a great opportunity to showcase your work in rural EMS! There are two different categories for poster submissions:

Problem Category: To inform attendees of problems facing other rural EMS agencies/systems, and for those agencies/systems to be exposed to suggested solutions during breaks and, for the winner, in one general session. Solution Category: To provide attendees with exposure to a problem experienced by a rural EMS agency/system which was resolved. Winner will present in general session.

Please note: All display materials (poster boards, easels, etc.) will be provided at the conference. Also, by making a submission, you are entered for a chance to win a cash prize up to $300 if your poster wins its category. Click here for more information.

For additional information about the conference, please visit the NOSORH website.


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It’s Meeting Season!

i Mar 1st No Comments by

National Rural EMS & Care Conference – Cash prizes Poster Contest Winners, Grant Workshop and Group Discounts Available

The National Rural EMS & Care Conference will take place in Fargo, North Dakota on April 25-26, 2017.  The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Fargo. Call (877) 282-2700 and reference National Rural EMS & Care Conference. The deadline for hotel reservations is March 21.

Sharing examples of good work and innovative approaches to care is an important part of any conference program. This year the Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care is providing an incentive to encourage all participants to share information about their work. There will be four cash prizes awarded in two different categories: the Problem Category and the Solution Category. The grand prize for the Solution Category is $300 and for the Problem Category, $200. Prizes for 2nd place will also be awarded. Poster boards and a work station will be provided at the conference to make the work of compiling a poster easier. All poster content must be submitted electronically to McGinnis@nasemso.org by April 7, 2017. To learn more about the poster contest, including judging criteria, prizes, and logistics, click here.

It is not too late for vendors to save a spot to meet with approximately 150 regional and national conference attendees. Vendors will be recognized during a reception on April 24 and will also have time to meet with participants throughout the conference. SORH and their partners are asked to please share information with prospective corporate partners who would like to be a part of this event with Paige Law at paigel@nosorh.org. Please click here for more details on vendor opportunities!

Learn about the future of rural EMS and hospital collaboration, making data useful, EMS providers’ role in rural population health, an active shooter program, how future technology will help rural EMS, national rural policy changes and their local impact, and more. Invited attendees include rural EMS directors, medical directors and officers, rural health care providers, state EMS officials, state rural health officials, hospital administrators, elected officials, federal agency officials, and other EMS partners. Click here to view the agenda.

A new addition to the agenda this year is a Pre-Conference EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop- NOSORH is offering a half-day EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop on Monday, April 24! Rural EMS agencies and other interested partners will 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 agenda.

Registration discounts are available for groups attending! Register 4 participants at the registration fee of $275 and receive one registration at no charge.

Register here

 

2017 SORH Regional Partnership Meetings

Preparation for the 2017 Regional Meetings is underway! The planning committees are busy organizing meaningful agendas for all five meetings. This year NOSORH is asking SORH to also submit ideas for regional and annual meeting sessions. Please click here for more information on submitting a proposal. The deadline for proposals is March 13, 2017.  Please note the following dates and locations for this year’s meetings:

Region A – Cape May, New Jersey – June 13-15

Region B – Biloxi, Mississippi – August 1-3

Region C – Columbus, Ohio – August 8-9

Region D – New Orleans, Louisiana – June 27-28

Region E – Bellingham, Washington – July 25-26

 

2017 NOSORH Annual Meeting

This year, the Annual Meeting will take place in Savannah, Georgia on September 6-7 at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto Hotel. Stay tuned for the Annual Meeting save-the-date! NOSORH will be assembling a planning committee to begin working on the format of the meeting, and the agenda. As always, SORH input is vital for a robust and engaging meeting.

For more information on any of these upcoming meetings, please contact:

Matt Strycker (888) 391-7258 x102 stryckerm@nosorh.org

Paige Law (888) 391-7258 x101 paigel@nosorh.org


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National Rural EMS & Care Conference: Register Today

i Feb 1st No Comments by

The National Rural EMS & Care Conference has a compelling agenda planned that you don’t want to miss! The conference will take place in Fargo, North Dakota on April 25-26, 2017. Invited attendees include rural EMS directors, medical directors and officers, rural health care providers, state EMS officials, state rural health officials, hospital administrators, elected officials, federal agency officials, and other EMS partners.

Attendees will learn about the future of rural EMS and hospital collaboration, making data useful, EMS providers’ role in rural population health, an active shooter program, how future technology will help rural EMS, national rural policy changes and their local impact, and more. Click here to view the agenda.

NEW this year:

  • Pre-Conference EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop– NOSORH is offering a half-day EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop on Monday, April 24! Rural EMS agencies and other interested partners will 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 agenda.
  • EMS Poster Contest– Conference attendees are encouraged to submit a poster for the chance to win a cash prize and present during a general session. Click here to learn more about the criteria, how to submit, voting procedures, and best of all, the cash prizes!

Registration for both the National Rural EMS & Care Conference and the EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop is now open. Click here to register.

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Fargo. Call (877) 282-2700 and reference National Rural EMS Conference. Book soon, the deadline for hotel reservations is March 21, 2017.


Vendors are welcome! Click here for more details on vendor opportunities.

For more information, visit the Conference website or contact: Matt Strycker (888) 391-7258 Ext. 102 or Paige Law (888) 391-7258 Ext. 101


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