Award: 350,000 | Performance period: February 1, 2023-September 30, 2023
Focus: Establish, implement, and operate a workforce development program to be used for training people in emergency medical services to address the critical shortage of paramedics statewide and to increase accessibility to EMS education programming, specifically paramedic programs, in Michigan.
The EMS workforce paramedic scholarship application offers 2 tracks.
Track 1: This scholarship track will provide up to $20,000 in student tuition and fees to attend the approved initial paramedic education program of choice (EMS agencies and colleges qualify).
Track 2: This scholarship track offers reimbursement for the time spent in EMS training programs, at a rate of $15/hour, to a maximum of $16,000 per student (EMS agencies qualify).
Everyone interested in attending a Michigan approved initial paramedic education program is encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to the following categories:
Applications are due by Wednesday, March 1st, 2023.
The institution receiving the scholarship funds must apply for the scholarship amount on behalf of the student. Funding will only be distributed to initial education paramedic programs and licensed Michigan EMS agencies.
The applicant institution must agree to the following grant scholarship terms:
EMS Workforce Budget Application
EMS Workforce Scholarship Webinar Q&A
EMS Workforce Scholarship Application FAQ (Word .docx)
MI Rural County Census Map (Word.docx)
Applications are due by Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, 11:59 PM EST
February 10, 2023 1400-1500 EST
Speaker: Andrea Abbas EMS Programs Manager
February 27, 2023 1200 EST
Speaker: Andrea Abbas EMS Programs Manager
Award: 1.5 million | Performance Period: August 1, 2022- July 31, 2025
The overarching goal of the U.P. WIN project is to increase the Community Health Worker (CHW) and Community Paramedicine (CP) workforce capacity by expanding and extending the reach of health professional workforce education, training, employment, and retention activities within the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan region. Through the work of the U.P. WIN, the CHW and CP workforce in the U.P will expand by offering job development, training, and placement opportunities. The U.P. WIN project will focus on track one (Community Health Support) and track three (Community Paramedicine) to address the need for CHWs and CPs throughout the U.P. region.
The CP track program has three goals:
The UPWIN grant network consists of 9 grant partners:
Award: 300,000 | Performance Period: September 1, 2022-August 31, 2024
The Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH) in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of EMS, Trauma, & Systems of Care will strengthen Michigan’s rural EMS agency quality improvement and data reporting programming and culture by bringing together 15 rural EMS agencies under the Michigan Rural EMS Quality Improvement Alliance. The purpose of the project is to increase reporting compliance, improve the accuracy of data reported, increase the timeliness of data reported, and develop a culture of quality reporting in 12 participating rural EMS agencies.
MCRH and MDHHS BETSC have analyzed the current state of EMS quality data reporting and have identified the need to 1.) improve electronic patient care submission timeliness and 2.) improve submission validation incident rates when uploading data to the Michigan EMS Information System (MI-EMSIS). This project will focus on the eleven approved National EMS Quality Alliance (NEMSQA) core EMS performance measures. When analyzing this data set in MI-EMSIS, it is clear Michigan’s rural EMS agencies have ample opportunity for improvement on data reporting. This project will close the identified data reporting gaps.
The 12 Participating EMS Agencies:
Grant Related Education and Resources:
NEMSQA Learning Session I (pptx)
MI-TRAIN CE Webinar Learning Session I
NEMSQA Learning Session II (pptx)
MI-TRAIN CE Webinar Session II
NEMSQA Learning Session III (pptx)
MI-TRAIN CE Webinar Session III
NEMSQA Learning Session IV (pptx)
MI-TRAIN CE Webinar Session IV
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Andrea Abbas MS NRP IC
EMS Programs Manager
Michigan Center for Rural Health