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The Critical Role of EMS in Injury and Illness Prevention: How the Mt. Sinai Community Paramedic Program has Protected Seniors During the Pandemic.

Summary
The value of EMTs and paramedics in the emergent care of injury and illness is undoubted. The public knows lights, sirens, and help are just a call away. However, the unique position of EMS providers also allows these professionals to work ahead of 9-1-1 requests—to stop injury and illness before they occur. In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Munjal will discuss the Mt. Sinai Community Paramedic Program, which protected high-risk seniors by ensuring they received timely and necessary care in the safety of their home during the initial onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. You will also hear from industry leaders on how EMS has been—and continues to be—leveraged beyond first response in critical roles of injury and illness prevention.


Speakers
Kevin Munjal, MD, MPH, MSCR
Kevin G. Munjal, MD, MPH, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who completed an EMS fellowship with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). He also has a Masters in Public Health from the Columbia-Mailman School of Public Health. He is the founder and chair of the NY Mobile Integrated Healthcare Association (NYMIHA), an organization seeking to empower EMS providers to play a larger, more integrated role within our healthcare system by promoting new models of mobile healthcare care better aligned with new accountable care organizations. He is the associate medical director of Prehospital Care and co-chair of the Mount Sinai Health System EMS Committee in New York. He is an accomplished and prolific academic researcher funded through both the National Institute of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for his work in community paramedicine. His recent JAMA paper advocating for realignment of EMS Payment Policy has received significant notoriety.



Paul Maxwell, Paramedic
Paul Maxwell is a Director and Co-Founder at the California Paramedic Foundation. He is also the cofounder and leader of the nationally-recognized EPIC Medics program that has successfully integrated EMS and injury prevention since 1997. Considered an expert on public health and EMS integration, Paul has spoken internationally at over 40 conferences supporting such initiatives. He previously served as the technical advisor to Project Appleseed of the Center for Disease Control and for the California State EMS Authority Data Project. For his incredible dedication to EMS, Paul has previously been awarded the California State Firefighters’ Association Medal of Valor, the San Diego Fire Rescue Lifesaving Citation, the Emergency Medical Services for Children National Heroes Award, the American Ambulance Association Star of Life Award and the California State Paramedic of the Year.



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