|2021 MISSION: LIFELINE® EMS RECOGNITION
The 2021 Mission: Lifeline EMS recognition
updates are now available. The
Mission: Lifeline EMS recognition is a program designed to showcase emergency prehospital care organizations across the nation for excellent care based on American Heart Association guidelines.
For agencies that applied for 2020 recognition. An email fromAHASurveys@surveys.heart.org was sent on December 17, 2020 to the primary contacts from last year that will include a recognition application link, unique to the applicant agency. ACTION: If you applied last year and have not received your application link, please let your regional quality director know immediately.
For new applicants or agencies that did not apply in 2020. ACTION: Please complete the 2021 New Mission: Lifeline EMS Application Request form. Upon completion of this form an application link will be sent via email within 2-business days.
For the 2021 recognition year (based on 2020 calendar year data) the required achievement measures will remain the same as those required for 2020 recognition, below.
Due to COVID-19, updates to the required achievement measures to include the two new stroke measures is being delayed until 2022. On a related note, the National EMS Quality Alliance approved 11 measures in August 2019 including “Stroke-01 Suspected Stroke Receiving Prehospital Stroke Assessment” which is one of the Mission: Lifeline EMS stroke recognition measures planned for 2022.
The data submission portal is open and will remain open and accessible through the application deadline, April 30, 2021.
To assist agencies, there are resources on the website including; Application Overview Video, Recognition Criteria, Recognition FAQ, Application Category, and Webinars.
Recognition Questions or Assistances
If you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to your regional Mission: Lifeline EMS contact below.
(CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV)
Rob Horton – firstname.lastname@example.org
(IA, IN, IL, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Alex Kuhn – email@example.com
(AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN)
Lori Hollowell – firstname.lastname@example.org
(AR, CO, NM, OK, TX, WY)
Loni Denne – email@example.com
(AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA)
Paula Hudson – firstname.lastname@example.org