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Osceola County program aims to reduce ER visits

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With the launch of a new program called Phone2Home, the Osceola County health department is taking advantage of the role of EMTs and paramedics to curb unnecessary trips to the emergency room.

Through their database and 911 visits, the fire/rescue team helps identify individuals who visit emergency rooms frequently or are in need of medical or social services and connects them with the health department.

The Florida Department of Health and its diverse partners on the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Steering Committee have completed the comprehensive SHIP, which is a five-year plan that includes strategic interventions designed to make a positive impact on the health of all Floridians.

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