"Given the emergence of community paramedicine programs in the U.S., key organizational and government leaders felt that by establishing a common evaluation framework the growth and development of these community paramedicine programs could be captured and described. In capturing such data in a standardized way, the characteristics and best practices of early successful adopters can be emulated by emerging programs. While the assessment tool contained in this document is designed to allow existing programs to conduct self-assessments across the broad public health elements of assessment, policy development and assurance, the tool also serves as a potential framework to guide in the development of new community paramedicine programs. By looking at each indicator the leadership of potential community paramedicine programs will be more likely to include, or at least consider, all of the elements that seem to be common in successful programs."
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)