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EMS on the Hill Day "On Message" in DC

April 9, 2014 - Run Time 13m:40s

Guest:  Don Lundy, NAEMT President


The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) hosted hundreds of EMS professionals, including practitioners, managers, educators, and physicians on March 26, for the fifth annual EMS On The Hill Day in Washington, D.C.


Delegates from nearly all states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, met with their members of Congress to discuss the essential and cost-effective role of EMS in our nation’s changing healthcare system. The focus of the daylong event was to obtain support for legislation that addresses key challenges in delivering quality patient care, and to inform Congress of the benefit and cost-saving opportunities within EMS to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs thr
ough Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) and Community Paramedicine (CP) programs.


According to NAEMT President Don Lundy, “EMS advocacy is not just for those in leadership positions… it’s for everyone in EMS who cares about the future of our profession”.  

In this webcast we have a conversation with President Lundy and learn of outcomes from the March 26th EMS on the Hill event, as well as other initiatives NAEMT is working on to move our profession forward.

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Joe Covelli

Joe is Executive Director at the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin.  He joined PAAW in January 2010 as Director of Business and Development.

His professional and volunteer EMS work began in 1988 at Fitch-Rona EMS in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.  He's held national, regional and state EMS positions, to include:  Director of Sales and Public Relations at the Wisconsin EMS Association, EMS EXPO conference Show Manager at Cygnus Business Media, and Regional Manager and Director of Strategic Initiatives at Life Link III, an air medical provider in Minneapolis. 

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