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EMS Workforce Agenda for the Future

Jun 14, 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) recently published the EMS Workforce Agenda for the Future (EMS Workforce Agenda).
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) recently published the EMS Workforce Agenda for the Future (EMS Workforce Agenda). The EMS Workforce Agenda was prepared by the University of California San Francisco with funding from NHTSA and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program at the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The EMS Workforce Agenda envisions a future in which all EMS systems have a sufficient number of well educated, adequately prepared, and appropriately credentialed EMS workers who are valued, well compensated, healthy, and safe. The vision of the EMS Workforce Agenda is ambitious but achievable with the continued collaboration of local, tribal, territorial, State, national and Federal EMS stakeholders.

Development of the EMS Workforce Agenda was guided by research, steering committee guidance and input from a group of national stakeholders composed of EMS industry leaders, experts from professional organizations, educational and credentialing organizations, public and private EMS providers, state and federal EMS agencies and other stakeholder groups.

To read the full report, click here. For any questions about this project or other initiatives, you may contact Gam Wijetunge via e-mail (Gamunu.Wijetunge@dot.gov) or phone (202-493-2793 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            202-493-2793      end_of_the_skype_highlighting).