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November webinars: Introduction to CDC Diabetes Prevention Programs in Tribal Communities

cdc-logoThe Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is offering two introductory webinars in November on diabetes prevention programs in tribal communities. Join to hear more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) & Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP), as well as shared testimony from Tribal applicants.

Webinar details: 

Monday, November 7
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST (12-1:30 MST)
&
Tuesday, November 15
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST (2-3:30 MST)

Join the Skype Meeting at https://webconf.cdc.gov/ihs8/T7NDCJM3.
All can access the Skype for Business Web App for free by clicking on the link, and then following the instructions in the Web browser window to join the meeting.

or

Join by phone
(855) 644-0229
Conference ID: 2351261

Email Kavitha Muthuswamy at ihs8@cdc.gov with for questions.

No registration is required. All are welcome!

More info:
CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program
CDC Native Diabetes Wellness Program

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Advanced Health Behavior Change – Nov. 10 in Colorado Springs

logo_vecWant to help your patients reach their goals? This course provides tools and strategies to help clients around diet, exercise, diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention and control.

Advanced Health Behavior Change focuses on chronic disease, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention and control. It is hybrid course which includes an online component and the one day skills practice workshop designed for patient navigators, care coordinators, clinical and non-clinical practice staff.

The in-person session provides for practice and observation of the behavioral skills.

The online portion includes pre-work required for the in-person workshop and disease modules that can be viewed at any time.

Time and Date: 9 am-5 pm Nov. 10

Location: Tim Gill Center, G&L Community Room, 315 E Costilla Street, Colorado Springs CO 80903

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Annual conference highlights importance of health literacy in improving patient care

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By Alejandra Armenta, PNTC Intern

The second annual Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Conference was held at the University of Colorado Hospital Conference Center on Oct. 21, 2016. This event was aimed primarily at clinicians, health educators, patient navigators, hospitals representatives and the general public interested in health literacy.

The Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Conference educated the audience with innovative techniques that will help them create more health literate health care organizations. According to the Coalition, health literacy allows patients and families to receive and understand health information so they can be advocates for their own care. image007

During the course of the conference, guests were encouraged to attend speaker-led interactive workshops. Speakers engaged attendees in a positive dialogue in order for people to improve their skills and knowledge about health literacy.

According to conference guest speaker Mary Ann Abrams, many health problems are linked to low health literary. These include:

  • Poor ability to interpret labels and health messages
  • Greater use of emergency care
  • Higher health care cost
  • Poor ability to demonstrate taking medicines appropriately

If patient navigators and other healthcare professionals improve their health literacy skills, they will have better communication with their patients and serve their needs. Improved health literacy is the key to improving care quality, reducing medical errors, facilitating shared decision-making and improving health outcomes.

image001Why is it important to use Health Literacy at your work? 

“We are the first contact sometimes after getting discharged, or in my case with the asthma visits, they tend to call me first, because they feel more comfortable. And of course with health literacy, I can explain things better. They won’t be scared or stressed because they feel more confident asking questions.”

Raquel Figueroa, Patient Navigator at Denver Health, who works with asthma patients

 

Alejandra Armenta is a student at CU-Denver, with a double major of Ethnic Studies and Public Health.

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Amendment 72 (tobacco tax): Know the facts before you vote

cigarette-599485_1920Colorado voters are being asked to decide on a measure with important public health implications this election season. Amendment 72 proposes amending the Colorado Constitution to:

  • increase the state tax on a pack of cigarettes from $0.84 to $2.59;
  • increase the state tax on other tobacco products from 40 percent to 62 percent of the price; and
  • distribute the new tax money for medical research, tobacco-use prevention, doctors and clinics in rural or low-income areas, veterans’ services, and other health-related programs.

Studies show that increasing tobacco prices is one of the most effective ways to get current smokers to quit and to prevent new users, especially kids. When cigarette taxes were last increased in 2005, the number of cigarettes consumed per person in Colorado fell by 12.6 percent. Tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable diseases like cancer, and heart and lung disease, contributing to 5,100 deaths in Colorado per year.

Colorado’s current cigarette tax is well below the national average of $1.65 per pack. If Amendment 72 passes, Colorado would go from the 14th lowest per-pack tax in the nation ($0.84) to the 11th highest ($2.59).

This new tax would not include e-cigarette products.

Amendment will raise about $315 million a year by increasing the tax on cigarettes by $1.75 per pack and increasing the tax on other tobacco products like cigars and chewing tobacco by 22%. The funds would be dedicated as follows:

  • $92 million for Colorado-based research to prevent and improve treatments for cancer, heart and lung disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and youth mental health
  • $48 million for medical and mental health care for 500,000 Colorado veterans
  • $34 million to increase access to health care in rural and underserved areas
  • $34 million to expand access to youth behavioral health services
  • $54 million to meet the recommended funding levels by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for tobacco education, prevention, and cessation programs for Colorado’s youth and adults
  • $17 million to provide training and repay student debt for medical professionals in rural and underserved areas
  • $36 million to current tobacco tax-funded programs, compensating for expected reductions in tax revenue due to lower tobacco use in the future

Amendment 72’s proponents include a wide array of health organizations, including the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, American Heart Association and Colorado Medical Society. The opposition to Amendment 72 is being headed by a committee calling itself No Blank Checks in the Constitution, funded by tobacco companies. This group argues that Amendment 72 would unnecessarily lock $315 million into constitutional spending with little-to-no accountability or oversight.

In addition, the tax increase will have a disproportionate impact on low income individuals.  About 30 percent of Colorado adults making less than $15,000 are smokers. However, the tax revenues support Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program), which is required by the Affordable Care Act to provide smoking cessation services to its members.

SOURCES:
Colorado Health Institute
Colorado Blue Book

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Level 1 offered in December in South Denver

logo_vecThe Patient Navigator Training Collaborative is pleased to announce the dates for the last Level 1 workshop of 2016, offered in South Denver, CO. This training will take place from Dec. 7-9 at the CU South Denver campus, located in the Wildlife Experience building at 10035 Peoria Street in Parker.

Please see below link to register. We hope you can join us!

Dates for 2017 Level 1 workshops will be announced soon. Locations include Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs and Metro Denver.

Register for Patient Navigator Fundamentals

 

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Mental Health First Aid offered Nov 15 in Aurora

consulting-1739639_1920Mental Health First Aid is a training to assist community members in recognizing the signs and symptoms of different mental health problems, learn an action plan to feel confident in helping during a mental health crisis, recognize warning signs for suicide and learn about great resources to assist people in our community.

Mental Health First Aid
Date/Time: Nov 15, 8:30 am-5 pm
Location: Martin Luther King Library, 9898 E. Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO
Cost: $25
Register Here

You will learn:

  • How to help to someone experiencing signs of mental illness or a mental health crisis
  • A 5-step action plan to help in individual in crisis connect to professional care
  • The potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders and suicide

Mental Health First Aid is a three year certification and only requires one eight hour day of training. To register for MHFA classes,  go to www.mhfaco.org and click on Find A Class tab on the main page. Make sure to register for the website before registering for the class.

Contact Monica Pressley at monicapressley@aumhc.org with any questions or concerns regarding this upcoming Mental Health First Aid training.

Source: Aurora Mental Health

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Register to attend the PN/CHW/PdS Alliance Meeting on Oct 17

smith-sonsThe fall PN/CHW/PdS Alliance Meeting will be held on Oct 17 at the  Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO. Attend in-person or via remote connection!

Please register for this meeting by Oct 12. We have a lot of technology built into this meeting and we need to be sure you are accounted for ahead of time. See details on “watch parties” below. 

Register To Attend!

 Meeting Details

What:   PN CHW and PdS Alliance Fall Meeting 

Goal of Meeting: Connect the PN CHW and PdS Community for the fall Alliance meeting.  This meeting will specifically highlight a couple of statewide resources to help patient navigators, community health workers and promotores de salud serve their communities.

When:  Monday, October 17, 1-3 pm* (please note this is a 2 hour meeting)

Where:    Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 1 Building, Room 130013070 E 19th Ave, Aurora, CO

Remote Connection:

Statewide Zoom Webmeeting Connection-you must register to be provided the link.  The Zoom and University of Colorado will be operating a very dynamic online viewing and connection opportunity to ensure good remote participation.  We are working on providing locations for watch parties.  See below.

Who: All Alliance Members and Anyone Wishing to Learn More about the Alliance’s and resources available throughout Colorado.

Come Prepared: Please bring your laptop to connect and use the resources in real-time!  For those joining remotely, the availability to join via web or at least have access to a computer to review information is needed.

Watch Party Fun!
Attend a “watch party in your area – contact people below for details:

Pueblo contact: Michelle East, Pueblo Community Health Center, meast@pueblochc.org

La Junta contact: Kaysie Schmidt, Otero Junior College, Kaysie.Schmidt@ojc.edu

Western Slope contact:  Amy Gallagher, AGallagher@WholeHealthManagement.org

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Sept 28 Webinar: PN, CHW, PdS Alliance Portal Powered by 2-1-1

211We are thrilled to provide a 1 hour preview of the PN CHW and PdS Alliance Portal, Powered by 2-1-1!

The Alliance Portal, serves as the Alliance’s website AND, a search tool that will allow PNs, CHWs, PdS connect with each other, their community organizations and  medical providers or their clients to connect to services.

What: Introduction of the PN CHW and Pds Alliance Portal Powered by 2-1-1

When: 1-2 pm September 28,

Where: Webinar (or phone)-see below!

Who:  YOU (All CHWs, PNs, PdS, Community Folks, Medical People)

General Info:

We will discuss the general 2-1-1 work with United Way but post importantly, the PN CHW and PdS Alliance Portal and how it all works!

Webinar Link! https://echo.zoom.us/j/7648943828

Joining by phone ONLY:

+1 646 558 8656 or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 764 894 3828

 

Is Your Information in the PN CHW PN Portal?!?!  Here’s How:!!

Calling United Way 2-1-1 and Reference the Alliance Portal to enter your information at the home United Way 2-1-1 Office.

303-561-2112

Or

Enter your information in this survey link and a United Way 2-1-1 Operator will call you.

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Travel to Massachusetts this fall for Integrative Cancer Care Navigation Training

yoga-picExperience a powerful new paradigm in whole-person care that supports patients on all levels, improving the cancer experience.

Developed by Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, and taught by renowned experts in integrative cancer care, this program is the nation’s leading professional training in integrative navigation. This fall, Smith Center is offering the training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Western Massachusetts.

Integrative Cancer Care Navigation Training
Oct. 23-28, 2016
Tuition: $995.00 plus lodging
Limited scholarships available
More details and to register

Through immersive instruction and experiential learning, you will gain the knowledge, resources and tools needed to:

  • Create a space of safety, compassionate listening, and support for patients and caregivers throughout the cancer continuum
  • Increase patients’ knowledge of available resources to better cope with cancer and reduce stress
  • Guide patients in the responsible selection and use of appropriate evidence-based complementary therapies for healing and well-being
  • Offer patients a deeper level of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual support
  • Come explore opportunities for self-care and personal healing, and be inspired to transform the experience of cancer for your patients.

The training is open to both new and experienced navigators, and is particularly useful to professionals who would like to expand their skills and services to include whole-person and comprehensive navigation support. Our past trainees serve diverse populations and come from a variety of backgrounds:

  • Oncology Care Providers (physicians, nurses, counselors, and social workers)
  • Integrative Practitioners
  • Patient Advocates
  • Lay Navigators

Training participants are eligible to receive the following Continuing Education Credits:

  • Social Workers – 40.5 credits
  • Nurses – 35.5 credits
  • Psychologists – 23 credits
  • Yoga Teachers – 5.75 credits

Source: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

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Meet our intern and share your story!

ale-photoThe Patient Navigator Training Collaborative is excited to have a student intern for the fall semester. Read more about Alejandra below and learn how to get involved with her project!

My name is Alejandra Armenta. I am a bilingual student attending the University of Colorado Denver, studying Public Health and Ethnic Studies. I am currently doing an internship with Patient Navigator Training Collaborative. I am interested in developing new content for the website, because this will allow me to promote the role of current patient navigators and it will also allow me to learn how patient navigators help their patients.

I learned through my own first-hand experience how difficult moving to a new country, culture, and language can be.  I was born in Mexico and lived there until I was four years old. After a few months of living in Colorado, I was getting really upset because I couldn’t understand anything. Through my frustrations, I knew I had to learn to speak English. It was not easy at all. I had difficulty comprehending the meaning of what was said during class and was frustrated when listening to others speak, but I made the commitment to study. My courage and willingness has made me successful.

Today my life has changed.  I have access to two cultures and I am more tolerant and open to others by being able to communicate in two languages. I feel free to learn about diverse cultures, traditions, and social behaviors as well as be a part of them. In the future, I plan to help people not only with their health, but help them with communication barriers.

I believe that patient navigators are the people who are really making a difference, as they reduce barriers to care and assist patients with questions and concerns. I am very interested in sitting down with patient navigators and patients and collecting their stories.

Please contact me at alejandraarmenta31@hotmail.com if you are interested in an interview. I would love to learn about your job and gain a better understanding of what patient navigators do.

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LGBTQ Cultural Competency course offered in October

lgbtq-coverThe Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is offering an online LGBTQ cultural competency course starting Oct. 4.

This six-week learning experience is designed for public health practitioners with the goal of promoting better health outcomes with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/ Questioning (LGBTQ) populations.

The course is being facilitated by Jennifer Woodard, via bi-directional video.

Each of the learning experience’s six sessions explores the multiple facets of cultural competence when interacting with LGBTQ individuals, their families and the community.

Live Learning Sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12-1 pm MT from Oct 4 – Nov 8.

Register for Cultural Competency – LGBTQ 

Source: Rocky Mountain Prevention Training Center – Center for Public Health Practice

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Asian Pacific Development Center hiring community navigators

logo_horiz_HQCRopppedSeeking Chinese community navigator and Vietnamese community navigator

The community navigator is an essential part of the Asian Pacific Development Center’s (APDC’s) Specialty Behavioral Health Clinic.  The community navigator helps immigrant and refugee community members to access APDC’s behavioral health and integrated care services.  We consider the community navigator to be the “cultural broker” providing the trusted bridge between community members/clients and behavioral health/integrated service providers.

Qualifications:

  • Language fluency in English and AAPI language (i.e., Vietnamese, Chinese)
  • Medical interpretation certification OR willingness/ability to become certified through APDC certification program
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • At least one year of direct service provision in human services/navigation.
  • First hand cultural knowledge as a member/leader in local immigrant/refugee community in Colorado

If interested, please forward resume and cover letter to:

Masayo@apdc.org with the subject line: Community Navigator

More details here

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Learn about updated colorectal cancer screening guidelines at webinar Sept. 14

FCClogoThe screening guidelines for colorectal cancer were updated by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in June 2016.

Dr. Dennis Ahnen, Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will talk about the new screening guidelines and explain the variety of options now available. For survivors, caregivers and health care team members, he will give vital information about colorectal cancer and the importance of screening and surveillance.

 

CRC Screening: What’s New?
Presented by Fight Colorectal Cancer
Date: Wed., September 14
Time: 2pm ET / 1pm CT / Noon MT/ 11am PT

Register for Webinar

Be sure to register – even if you can’t attend live, the slides, video  and mp3 of the presentation will be posted.

Cancer health professionals, patient navigators, survivors and advocates are encouraged to join in the discussion about how the colorectal cancer screening guidelines have changed!  This will make a big difference in what is allowed for preventive screening in colorectal cancer.

Interested in what the guidelines are saying and what the advocacy community has to say about the revisions in the guidelines?  Check out this Fight CRC post about the updates.

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Denver Housing Authority hiring program specialist, care management coordinator

dhaCARE MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA) seeks a Care Management Coordinator to work with Medicaid clients to improve utilization of benefits. Care management activities include, but are not be limited to, completing health related assessments used to determine eligibility for programs, services, and/or care plans; reviewing available documentation, and applying criteria/guidelines/regulations specific to the development of services.

Requires a BA/BS degree (Social Work, Psychology, Human Development, or related field) and two years of care coordination or navigation. One year experience in community involvement/organizing is required. Experience with low income, culturally diverse populations is required.

Compensation: $18.00/hr. with limited benefits.

More info here.

RESIDENT AND CLIENT SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Seeking a highly motivated self-starter to implement and monitor grant funded programs to increase economic self-sufficiency, financial stability, and quality of life for public housing and/or Housing Choice Voucher (“HCV”)/Section 8 residents.

Requires a four-year degree in Human Services or related field, three  years’ experience in the human services field, three years’ experience providing self-sufficiency case management and resources and referrals to low income and culturally diverse populations, and one (1) year case management experience with low income, culturally diverse populations.

Starting pay begins at $45,910.27 – $50,000.00 a year with competitive benefits.

More info here.

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Learn about care coordination for uninsured populations at Sept. 6 meeting

CCHNCare Coordination Resources for Uninsured Populations

Update: In-person attendance is SOLD OUT due to room capacity, but see below for how to connect via Zoom.

Please join Colorado Community Health Network for a meeting on September 6th, 11 am-1 pm. You can attend the meeting in-person or virtually via Zoom (please note we are no longer using Adobe Connect; virtual connection information will be sent upon registering).

Registration for this meeting is required. Register here for both in-person and virtual attendance.

How to participate viz Zoom:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/353247750 
Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 353 247 750

We’ll discuss:

  • Current environment and needs of uninsured/immigrant populations
  • Available resources for uninsured/immigrant populations
  • Best practices around building community partnerships to meet the needs of uninsured/immigrant populations
  • Please complete this survey (4 questions) in preparation for the meeting.

For more information, please contact Johanna Gelderman at johanna@cchn.org.

Source: CCHN

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Financial Help for Case Managers course Sept 13 & 14

This educational experience will provide you useful tools and insights that can be applied to your personal and professional lives to help you control finances, reduce stress, and improve health.

All registration fees are covered by Denver Human Services. Please note there are a limited number of participant slots, register now!

Financial Health for Case Managers 
When: September 13th & 14th from 9 AM to 4:30 PM each day
Where: Denver, CO
Register Here

You Will Learn:

  • A foundation of knowledge on topics in the fields of Economics, Behavioral Economics, Psychology, Finance, Adult Education, Decision-Making Science and Change Theory
  • The shortcomings of SMART Goals
  • The impact of “scarcity”, tunneling, and stress as they relate to time, money, and energy
  • How to create a service plan that effectively incorporates the client’s values and needs
  • How to help clients who “have no money” work on their personal economics
  • How to use the “Asset Building Continuum” as a means to building financial and employment stability
  • The concept of internal inconsistency and its role in personal decision-making
  • The ineffectiveness of Rational Behavior Education for addressing financial and employment topics
  • The role of routines, habits, and willpower in financial behaviors
  • How to identify and address barriers to financial stability
  • Why budgets are usually ineffective and how to improve them
  • Information and tools to implement changes that improve personal financial and economic health

Source: Financial Health Institute 

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Back to school with PNTC: Fall Schedule Announced

aspens-with-road-left-22.4Fall is right around the corner, and we’ve got an exciting lineup of upcoming courses for you! Whether you need a Level 1 course or are interested in continuing your patient navigation education with a Level 2 or 3, we’ve got you covered.

Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals 
Our most popular course! Patient Navigator Fundamentals is a three-day in-person course with an online course component designed to improve your patient navigation skills.
Date/Time: Oct. 18-20
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Register here 

Level 1 in Spanish
Our Level 1 curriculum delivered in Spanish. Location details and registration coming soon!
Date: September
Location: Denver, CO

Level 2: Advanced Care Coordination
Coordinated care contributes to patient-centered, high-quality care. This Level 2 course prepares patient navigators to coordinate care for their clients consistent with Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) guidelines and requirements.
Date: Sept 20
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Register here

Level 2: Facilitation Skills for Patient Navigators
Are you a patient navigator looking to enhance your group education sessions or improve collaboration with your co-workers? Or maybe you’re a PN manager seeking to learn more about group dynamics and the individual needs of your employees. Whether you facilitate group-level interventions, staff meetings, or other group activities, this training is for you. All experience levels welcome.
Dates: Oct. 11 and 12
Location: Arvada, CO
Register here 

Level 3: Leading and Administering a Patient Navigation Program
This course is designed for supervisors of navigators, program planners and administrators of patient navigator programs.
Date/Time: Sept. 29
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Register here

Social Determinants and Health Equity: Widening The Lens Of Health Promotion
This two-day course will examine the effects of social determinants of health such as economic status, stigma, homophobia, racism and other social and political issues on risk, prevalence and access to services.
Dates: Nov. 2-3
Location: Denver, CO
Register here

Save the Date – Registration coming soon for the below courses! Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to be the first to know!

  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing in Alamosa, CO in September
  • Level 1 in Denver, CO Nov 9-11
  • Advanced Health Behavior Change in Colorado Springs Nov 10
  • Level 3 Patient Navigator Supervisor in Denver, CO Nov. 15

Please contact us at admin@patientnavigatortraining.org regarding your organization’s training needs!

 

 

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Job posting: Bilingual Senior Case Manager with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Cystic-Fibrosis-FoundationThe Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, located in Denver, CO, is looking for a Bilingual Senior Case Manager who will report to the Manager of Patient Access Programs.

The Senior Case Manager will review, assess, and support patient cases referred to CF Foundation Compass for patient assistance related to insurance, financial, legal and other needs. Conduct intake, screening, assessment, coverage and reimbursement/prior authorization/appeal research and triage to appropriate resources for customers who contact CFF Compass. Identify and refer to national, state and local resources to help troubleshoot customers’ needs. Support other activities within the team to support facilitation of access.

Candidate must be bilingual in English and Spanish and have at least 3 years’ experience in a healthcare environment.  This includes experience in healthcare coverage and reimbursement, customer service and/or helping navigate life with a chronic disease. Strong computer skills are necessary – Microsoft CRM, MS Word, Excel, and MS Outlook.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.

For immediate consideration, please apply online here.

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Save the Date: Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Conference

health_literacyColorado Health Literacy Conference
Date
: Oct. 21, 2016
Location: University of Colorado Hospital Conference Center, Aurora, CO
Cost: $50/$25 for student and navigators
Register Here

Attend the Second Annual Colorado Health Literacy Conference to:

  • Gain practical strategies on how to integrate health literacy into your organization
  • Make the case to lawyers and decision makers about the importance of health literacy
  • Improve written and spoken communication with your patients or clients in a variety of settings
  • Hear from a patient panel on communication best practices for patients and families

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Clinicians
  • Health Educators
  • Public Health Workers
  • Families
  • Health Insurance Enrollers
  • Medical and Family Health Librarians
  • Patient Navigators
  • Students
  • Hospital Representatives
  • Healthcare Marketers and Writers
  • Anyone Interested in Health Literacy!

COST TO ATTEND:

  • Conference fee: $50 (includes CEUs, breakfast, and lunch).
  • Discounted fee: $25 for students and navigators (includes breakfast and lunch)
  • Contact barbara.cellio@cha.com for more information on discounted rates.

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Colorado Colorectal Screening Program hiring Patient Navigator coordinator

CCSP LogoThe Colorado School of Public Health has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant (PRA) who will be primarily responsible for assisting with promoting colorectal cancer screening and increasing screening rates among the medically underserved. This position works with the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program (CCSP) at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. The CCSP is a grant funded program that collaborates with community clinics and their service partners statewide to provide patient navigation services to medically underserved individuals considering endoscopic colorectal cancer (CRC) screening or diagnostic workup.

The PRA will work with the Principal Investigator, the Co-Director and other program personnel to help design and carry out interventions to increase CRC screening rates. The PRA will help the clinics develop improved practices for patient navigation, will assist with education and training of clinic personnel, provide technical assistance, and will ensure they guide patients through CRC screening and treatment.

Click here for full job description and to apply.

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