Community Paramedicine at Clinic (CP@clinic) is an innovative, evidence-based chronic disease prevention, management, and health promotion program that seeks to:
Improve older adults’ health and quality of life, and reduce their social isolation
Better connect older adults with primary care and community resources
Reduce the economic burden of avoidable 911 calls by older adults
"When the CP@clinic paramedics come, you sit down and talk to them, and you find out it’s not something you needed to go to the hospital for... you get peace of mind"
~ Quote from CP@clinic Participant
To date, 17 of the 49 (35%) paramedic services across Ontario are running CP@clinic. Program expansion across Ontario and Canada is in progress!
Dr. Gina Agarwal and the McMaster Community Paramedicine Research Team were awarded Health Care Policy Contribution Program (HCPCP) funding by Health Canada to expand the innovative Community Paramedicine at Clinic (CP@clinic) program with paramedic services across Canada.
Funding has also been approved for a community paramedicine program offering community-based healthcare, Adapting the Community Paramedicine at Clinic (CP@clinic) program to support the care of frail Indigenous older adults in their homes in the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority, Northern Ontario.