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Community Integrated Paramedicine (CIP)

Department of Health and Human Services

Community Integrated Paramedicine (CIP)

Across Michigan, communities, first responders, providers, and health care systems are embracing an innovative, hands-on approach to public health: Community Integrated Paramedicine (CIP).

The CIP model uses paramedics in specialized roles to perform basic, nonemergent, clinical tasks in people’s homes to reduce hospital admissions and readmissions, decreasing emergency room visits and extending health care access to populations lacking the insurance coverage, transportation, or ability to establish relationships with their own primary providers.

CIP can help address the health care disparities and inequities that are rampant within Michigan’s communities, especially among financially disadvantaged households.


    What is Community Integrated Paramedicine?

    Community Integrated Paramedicine:

    • does not duplicate or compete with existing established services.
    • reduces costs by providing standard community health care services outside of the emergency department.
    • bridges gaps in local health care systems and improves population health and safety.
    • is not a one-size-fits-all approach and instead offers health care services tailored to community needs.




    Medical Control Authorities Protocol Development
    EMS Special Studies
    Community Integrated Paramedicine