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Patient Navigator News
Healthy Babies, Strong Families/Healthy Start Family Advocate Job Announcement Title: Healthy Babies Family Advocate Reports To: Families Forward Director of Healthy Baby Programs Salary: $30,000 annual + benefits...read more
Patient navigation leaders, including several from Colorado, convened in Washington, DC, on Nov. 7 for the inaugural meeting of the National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT). The NNRT, sponsored by American Cancer Society, is a national coalition of more than 40 members...read more
Cancer survivors live in all of our Colorado communities. Despite the prevalence, gaps still exist and people who have finished cancer treatment often have needs that go unrecognized and unmet. This ECHO learning series is offered by the University of Colorado Cancer...read more
The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative provides national leadership for the development, education, standardization and sustainability of the growing patient navigation workforce.
Navigate to New Skills and Knowledge
The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative offers a full curriculum designed to build patient navigator skills and knowledge. Whether you are a new or experienced patient navigator, choose from beginning or advanced level courses. Our expert instructors are patient navigation experts and leaders and can help you navigate to new knowledge and skills.
What is a patient navigator?
A patient navigator is a member of the healthcare team who helps patients “navigate” the healthcare system and get timely care. Navigators help coordinate patient care, connect patients with resources, and help patients understand the healthcare system. Patient navigators work in many areas of healthcare. Many have one chronic disease focus area such as cancer, heart disease, or diabetes.
Who are courses for?
Courses are for patient navigators, care coordinators, community healthcare workers, and other healthcare professionals working in navigation. Choose from two levels of training: Level 1 for new patient navigators and Level 2 for more experienced navigators. New navigators learn strategies to address patient barriers, how to maintain professional relationships, and health promotion skills. More experienced navigators can focus on topics related to care coordination, emotional aspects of disease, or legal and ethical healthcare issues. See the Courses page for more information.