ENMU-Roswell offers a Certificate of Employability in Community Paramedic. The Community Paramedic (CP) responds to identified health needs in underserved communities, ultimately improving the quality of life and health of rural and remote citizens and visitors or those without ready access to primary care. Roles include: outreach, wellness education and health screening assessments, wound care, safety programs, and immunizations. CP’s also provide disease management, understanding diabetes, congestive heart failure and other high cost diseases and the methods and medications used to treat them. CP’s recognize mental health issues and refer patients into the existing mental health care system. CP;s function as physician extenders in rural clinics and hospitals in communities that have them.