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EMS COVID Resource Reporting Tool Released

August 25, 2020

The EMS COVID Resource Reporting Tool was created by the NHTSA Office of EMS to document, in one place, agency PPE needs and personnel shortages related to the COVID-19 crisis. This will allow the NHTSA Office of EMS to present an accurate and current picture of the nation’s EMS resource status and needs at the State and Federal levels. Click here to access the reporting tool: https://nemsis.org/ems-covid-resource-reporting-tool/

UNC Launches National Initiative to Support First Responders

August 13, 2020

Heroes Health is a new, app-based mental health support initiative supporting healthcare workers and first responders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The app provides brief surveys each week to empower these workers to check in with themselves, track their mental health symptoms, and connect with wellness resources, from 24/7 crisis helplines to meditation apps and even links to retail discounts. Heroes Health is available free of charge through Google Play and Apple’s App Store to any healthcare worker or first responder in the United States with additional features for healthcare and EMS institutions that want to deploy it across their organizations. To learn more, please visit the Heroes Health Initiative website at https://heroeshealth.unc.edu.

NASEMSO Statement on Unity and Equity

June 19, 2020

The last several weeks have illustrated, in vivid detail, the brutality endured by people of color simply because of their race. Our society’s progress towards racial equality is clearly and appallingly inadequate, and far from the ideal espoused under the Constitution of the United States that all persons are created equal.

We have witnessed acts inflicted on people of color that have completely disregarded the basic tenets of humanity, security, ethics, and justice that we tell ourselves we and our country value. The tragedy does not end there. Racial minorities have suffered far worse from the COVID-19 pandemic than the white population. According to the Atlantic’s COVID Racial Data Tracker, “Black people are dying at a rate nearly two times higher than their population share.” Similarly, Native American and Hispanic populations have seen infection rates that are among the highest in the country.
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