TMF plays an active role in stakeholder engagement and advocacy for change at the national level by participating in a variety of initiatives with EMS industry stakeholder groups, including:
- National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). NAEMPS is a professional society for EMS medical directors. TMF is an active participant in the NAEMSP MIH Committee.
- National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). NAEMT represents over 70,000 EMTs and paramedics around the world. The organization offers a variety of administrative and clinical training and advocacy opportunities. TMF is an active participant in the NAEMT Economics Committee.
- TMF has collaborated with a variety of academic institutions in order to facilitate EMS and MIH research projects:
- University of Texas School of Public Health
- University of Washington Workforce Development Center
- Indiana University School of Medicine
- Mayo Clinic
EMS and MIH Publications and Presentations
TMF employees have published a variety of peer-reviewed literature and presentations applicable to MIH and the EMS industry.
- Patterson, D. G., van Eijk, M. S., Pollack, S. W., Stubbs, B. A., & Hanson, C. (2023). The EMS and community paramedic workforces respond to COVID-19. University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies. https://familymedicine.uw.edu/chws/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2023/06/EMS-and-Community-Paramedic-Workforces-FR-2023-June.pdf
- Qualitative survey of MIH program leaders regarding the effects of the pandemic on their operations. Funded by AHRQ. Published as a report on the University of Washington’s Center for Health Workforce Studies website.
- Okoh, C. M., Moczygemba, L. R., Thurman, W., Brown, C., Hanson, C., & Baffoe, J. O. (2023). An examination of the emerging field of community paramedicine: a national cross-sectional survey of community paramedics. BMC Health Services Research, 23(516). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-023-09537-x
- Qualitative survey of community paramedics about their thoughts and impressions of their roles and impact on patients and the health system. Performed in conjunction with the University of Texas Austin College of Pharmacy. Peer-reviewed publication.
- Hanson, C. S. (2022). Drivers of emergency medical services (EMS) utilization in the United States in 2019–2020 [Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University]. ProQuest. https://www.proquest.com/docview/2755768824/2613653897DA46CAPQ/1
- Extensive literature review of the challenge of EMS transition to a value-based care model, multi-year NEMSIS data review and analysis, and discussion/recommendations for industry improvement. This report is fairly large, as it is my doctoral dissertation. Although not a direct TMF product, TMF did fund a portion of the research.
- Hanson, C., Calderon, K., Daly, S., & Kohl, R. (2021, September 17–18). Use of mobile integrated healthcare (MIH) tools to expand quality improvement programs within the emergency medical services (EMS) industry [Poster presentation]. Advancing Healthcare Innovation Summit, Cincinnati, OH. https://ahisummits.com/02004-2/
- Okoh, C., Moczygemba, L., Thurman, W., Brown, C., Bafoe, J., & Hanson, C. (2021, June 14). An examination of the emerging field of community paramedicine [Poster presentation]. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC. https://academyhealth.confex.com/academyhealth/2021arm/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/44920
- Patterson, D., van Eijk, M., Pollock, S., Stubbs, B., & Hanson, C. (2021, June 14). "EMS providers are masters of the workaround": the emergency medical services and community paramedic response to COVID-19 [Poster presentation]. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC. https://academyhealth.confex.com/academyhealth/2021arm/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/46716
- Hanson, C., Calderon, K., Daly, S., & Kohl, R. (2021, September 17–18). Use of mobile integrated healthcare (MIH) tools to expand quality improvement programs within the emergency medical services (EMS) industry [Poster presentation]. Advancing Healthcare Innovation Summit, Cincinnati, OH. https://virtualiplatform.com/02004-2/ (Note, requires log in to view.)
- Hanson, C. (2021, January 13). Mobile integrated healthcare advanced course - social determinants of health [Pre-conference session]. National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
- Hanson, C. (2021, January 12). Mobile integrated healthcare beginner course - quality improvement and benchmarking [Pre-conference session]. National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
- National Association of EMTs. (2020). Cost collection guide for EMS agencies. https://www.naemt.org/docs/default-source/2017-publication-docs/naemt-cms-cost-collection-guide-final.pdf?sfvrsn=4aa4ed93_0
- Hanson, C. (2019, June 26). Practice facilitation in the development of community paramedic programs [Conference session]. International Conference on Practice Facilitation, Bethesda, MD. https://www.napcrg.org/media/1614/sl101.pdf
- Hanson, C. (2019, January 9). Mobile integrated health - community paramedic (MIH-CP) collaboration [Pre-conference session]. National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
- Calderon, K., Zimmerman, D., Clouse, J., Zavadsky, M., & Stehling, M. (2018, July). Community paramedics reduce hospital, ambulance use. EMS World, 47(7), 38-39.