This funding concerns measures to provide community-based medical services outside of the the hospital. It will require paramedics/paramedicine agencies to be regulated and perform continuing education. It will encourage paramedics/fire departments to implement a Community Assistance Referral and Education Services (CARES) Program in order to improve community health.
Community Integrated Healthcare Services
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Why should this program be funded? The below bullet points explain the benefits of the CARES Program
Below is a list of funding initiatives that can be used to decrease costs and aid in funding a CARES Program
Created by Samantha Spratt
"Community Paramedicine Regulation - SB 16-069." The Denver Post. Accessed March 23, 2016. http://extras.denverpost.com/app/bill-tracker/bills/2016a/sb_16-069/.
Why Fund a CARES Program?
- Preventing disease and injury
- Improving health
- Decreasing number of 911 calls
- Reducing the number of ER visits
- Enhancing quality of life
- Enhancing care giver/patient relationships
- Grant funding
- Partnering with hospitals and clinics to provide facilities for the program
- Partnering with a social service agency to provide program services
- Donor Support
In order to properly fund the CARES program grant proposals will be written to government agencies asking for funds to help develop and cover initial costs of the CARES program. In addition to goverment agiences grant propsals will be submitted to organaztions that offer grants for community outreach. The funds aquired by grants will be greatly beneficial to the implementaion of a CARES program.
Authorized healthcare entities will be the ones able to implement a CARES program into the community. It will be gratly benefical for that entity to partner with hospitals, primary care physicans, social service agencies, and other public service departments to conduct the CARES program. These partnerships will not only help with spreading the costs and helping fund the program, but it will also aid in building a relationship with the community and the healthcare providers in the area.
Fundraising and donor support will be greatly appreciated and needed in order for the CARES programs to operate. The entites that are authorized to conduct a CARES program can perform numerous fundraising techniques in order to raise funds for the program. These techniques include one time giving, annual giving, asks, and events to increase donor knowledge about the CARES program, but also to gain donations. All of the donations received will go towards the program's cost.