University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of Southern Maine. (2014). The Evidence for Community Paramedicine in Rural Areas: State and Local Finding and the Role of the State Flex Program.
The authors of this study examined the evidence base for community paramedicine in rural communities, the role of community paramedics in rural healthcare delivery systems, the challenges faced by states in implementing community paramedicine programs, and the role of the state Flex programs in supporting development of community paramedicine programs. Additionally, the article provides a snapshot of community paramedicine programs currently being developed and/or implemented in rural areas.