Registration is now open for the 2013 Florida Rural Health Educational Summit, Setting the Healthcare Table for Rural Florida. This annual conference will be held at the Hilton Conference Center in Gainesville, Florida November 20-22, 2013. The agenda includes: expert panel on Affordable Health Care Act and impacts on rural Florida; updates from Washington D.C.; Mental heatlh first aid; grant writing in hard times; and telehealth for rural areas. Click HERE to register.
The 2012 Rural Florida EMS Agency Survey report is now available for download. Key findings include:
Very low staff turnover rate (2.9% overall);
Use of outside billing service is up nearly 100% (69% of respondents);
84% of respondents indicate their community needs primary care resources/access.
The FAREMS-produced manual R&R: Recruitment and Retention of EMS Professionals in Rural Florida is now available. This 29-page manual is a compendium of research and best practices directly from Florida's rural agencies as well as organizations around the country. Get tips on how to recruit and retain quality EMS professionals for your agency. Become an agency member and get your manual free, or purchase a copy for $25. Click the link below to read the President's Message.