Under a grant to the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) US Branch from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, three major cities and a group of five smaller ones with wide geographic distribution tested the concept of Integrated Risk Management (IRM) or Community Risk Reduction, as it is increasingly known in the United States. IRM had proven successful in England and other nations, with dramatic decreases in fire deaths. This report is a summary of findings from these communities.
Dr. Victoria Reinhartz is an industry leader within Emergency Medical Services and the Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Health Consultants, helping Mobile Integrated Health and Community Paramedicine teams establish frameworks, track outcomes, and prove their impact as they navigate the path to revenue. She is also the founder of MIH Academy, providing education and training to paramedicine teams. As a lead faculty within the MIH Academy, Dr. Reinhartz helps community paramedics take their real-world experience and establish themselves as board certified industry leaders.
Dr. Reinhartz is a national advocate for innovative models of care, serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Mobile Integrated Healthcare Providers and is an Advisor for Vision 20/20 Community Risk Reduction, a project of the Institution of Fire Engineers-USA Branch. Innovation is at the forefront of her work with Rainbow Health, bringing care coordination, behavioral health specialists, and medication management to teams across the U.S. Dr. Reinhartz is also the Mobile Integrated Health subject matter expert for the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems, the first entity to establish accreditation standards for Mobile Integrated Health and Community Paramedicine within the United States.
For her leadership and exceptional care provision within Emergency Medical Services and Mobile Integrated Health, Dr. Reinhartz has received a Chief’s Commendation Award, a Congressional EMS Unit Citation Award, and national recognition from the United States Public Health Service.
Dr. Reinhartz has been named a 2021 Top 50 Most Influential Leader, and was also selected as the 2020 Next Generation Civic Leader, an honor awarded to one pharmacist nationwide whose vision for interprofessional care best spotlights the needs of underserved communities.