EMS Round Table

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Service Area 1A

In October 2016, the Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services (BETS) created new service areas throughout the state for the purpose of fostering a coordinated effort among local partners to improve planning and response to time-critical conditions. In doing so, they have combined grant funding from Hospital Preparedness (HPP), Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and EMS System Development to be administered by each service area. These rules went into effect on July 1, 2017.

Service Area 1A is also known as Central Iowa Healthcare Coalition. Central Iowa Healthcare Coalition serves the counties of Adair, Boone, Carroll, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Jasper, Madison, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, Tama, and Warren Counties. The total population of the counties served is approximately 950,000 residents. Primary Coalition members include hospitals, local public health, emergency management; and emergency medical services. The mission of the Central Iowa Healthcare Coalition is to foster a coordinated effort among all partners to work on improving planning for emergencies in a healthcare setting. They do this through planning together, training, information sharing, and resource sharing.

Central Iowa Healthcare Coalition Service Area 1A

Guidance Documents

There have been several coordinated efforts that led to the decision for creating the service areas. In 2015, IDPH invited the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma to do a review of Iowa’s trauma system. No review had been completed since its inception in 1995. IDPH also invited the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to do a review of Iowa’s EMS system. The Iowa System Standards subcommittee of BETS recently completed the Iowa EMS System Standards revisions. These and other documents, in addition to meeting minutes, can be found below.

Iowa EMS System Standards July 2017

Iowa ACS Recommendations February 2015

Iowa ASC Report February 2015

NHTSA Iowa EMS Assessment Final Report April 2015

2017-2022 Healthcare Preparedness and Response Capabilities

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities January 2019

FY 17-18 Preparedness Grant Roll Out w CRI MSA Info July 2017