Opportunities to Grow
The Community Paramedic Program enables current EMS and ambulance service personnel—as well as those new to the field—to expand their skills and career opportunities and make a profound difference in the communities where they work.
Participating colleges and universities will offer a standardized Community Paramedic certification program that trains participants to:
- Help individuals overcome barriers to accessing and benefiting from health services
- Serve as advocates, facilitators, liaisons and resource coordinators
- Provide appropriate care for emergencies, evaluation, triage, disease management, basic oral and mental health, as well as prevention
- Mentor and empower residents, communities and health care systems to achieve positive outcomes and reach optimal wellness