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Complete Health Indicator Report of UDOH Support for Local Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Definition

Total dollar amount of grants awarded to EMS Agencies throughout the state by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness (BEMSP).

Numerator

Total dollar amount (fiscal year ending 30 June) of grants awarded to either rural or urban EMS Agencies by the Utah Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness.

Denominator

Total dollar amount (fiscal year ending 30 June) of grants awarded to EMS Agencies by the Utah Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness.

Why Is This Important?

Provision of high quality emergency medical care requires that standards for equipment, training of personnel, and medical care be maintained and followed. Local communities lack the revenue base required to fully support necessary activities. State support for local EMS improves statewide access to prompt emergency medical services.

How Are We Doing?

During FY 2018 state of Utah 114 agencies were awarded grant funds. Many EMS agencies struggle with the costs of life-saving medical equipment. Each year local EMS agencies assisted in securing operational and supplemental funding so they may provide adequate emergency medical services within their communities.

What Is Being Done?

A surcharge on criminal fines and forfeitures in Utah helps to provide funding for maintenance of high quality emergency medical services.

Available Services

Online public access to a schedule of UDOH/BEMS approved EMS courses, EMT application form, and confirmation of individual EMS provider status: [[br]] [http://bemsp.utah.gov] List of licensed and designated EMS prehospital (ambulance/paramedic) services: [[br]] [http://bemsp.utah.gov] Annual reports for prehospital data received by UDOH/BEMS: [[br]] [http://bemsp.utah.gov] Timely calls to 911 and reduced EMS response time can save the lives of patients with life-threatening conditions such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Delay in seeking medical treatment is a key factor in the nearly one-half million heart attack deaths in the U.S. each year.

Health Program Information

During FY09, the EMS Grants Program was cut $1,000,000 by the Legislature. Therefore, the grants to EMS agencies were half of their original amounts. During FY10, the Legislature cut the high school training program by $300,000 and changed legislation to only fund EMS agencies in rural areas and cities in urban areas with a population of 10,000 or less. They also cut $500,000 for urban counties. This money was taken out of the Bureau of EMS General Funds and office expenditures are now funded from the Grants Program. For FY11, all EMS grants were per capita grants (competitive grants were not awarded) to not exclude any Utah EMS agencies. For FY12 and FY13, EMS grants were divided evenly between per capita and competitive grants. For FY14, $1,250,000 were divided evenly between per capita and competitive grants; $75,000 in unspent grant funds from FY13 were added to the competitive grants. For FY15, EMS grants totaled $677,732 and were divided to 33% in per capita grants and 66% as competitive grants. The EMS grant awards amounts have declined as collections from fines and forfeitures have declined. For FY16, EMS grants totaled $692,884 and were all per capita grants. Unfortunately, funding has remained stagnant as fines and forfeitures have remained the same. For FY17, EMS grants totaled $899,074. All agencies that applied were awarded funds for CME use. The increase was due to un-expended funds carried over from FY16. For FY18, EMS grants totaled $750,000. All funds were awarded to all agencies that applied thru Per Capita funding.


Related Indicators

Health Care System Factors

Timely calls to 911 and reduced EMS response time can save the lives of patients with life-threatening conditions such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Delay in seeking medical treatment is a key factor in the nearly one-half million heart attack deaths in the U.S. each year.

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Total Grants Awarded to Communities by the UDOH Bureau of EMS, Urban and Rural Counties, Utah, FY 1996-2018

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Urban vs. Other CountiesFiscal YearTotal Grant Amount
Record Count: 46
Urban Counties1996$558,184
Urban Counties1997$515,520
Urban Counties1998$663,573
Urban Counties1999$614,558
Urban Counties2000$872,297
Urban Counties2001$858,250
Urban Counties2002$1,026,548
Urban Counties2003$968,866
Urban Counties2004$946,615
Urban Counties2005$650,762
Urban Counties2006$970,527
Urban Counties2007$1,104,279
Urban Counties2008$1,174,865
Urban Counties2009$660,285
Urban Counties2010$101,822
Urban Counties2011$418,871
Urban Counties2012$371,772
Urban Counties2013$422,488
Urban Counties2014$426,860
Urban Counties2015$195,100
Urban Counties2016$303,707
Urban Counties2017$419,790
Urban Counties2018$337,229
Other Counties1996$424,709
Other Counties1997$463,566
Other Counties1998$705,803
Other Counties1999$589,159
Other Counties2000$698,033
Other Counties2001$854,700
Other Counties2002$1,048,452
Other Counties2003$889,326
Other Counties2004$889,492
Other Counties2005$663,463
Other Counties2006$832,125
Other Counties2007$1,012,612
Other Counties2008$1,062,814
Other Counties2009$542,338
Other Counties2010$798,822
Other Counties2011$581,129
Other Counties2012$728,227
Other Counties2013$679,425
Other Counties2014$896,825
Other Counties2015$482,632
Other Counties2016$389,177
Other Counties2017$479,284
Other Counties2018$412,771

Data Notes

Urban counties include Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, Washington (as of FY08), and Weber counties.

Data Sources

  • Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Utah Department of Health
  • Utah Department of Health

References and Community Resources

Go to [http://bemsp.utah.gov] for more EMS information.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

Page Content Updated On 10/11/2017, Published on 11/02/2017
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Content updated: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 15:59:37 MDT