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Register today for the PN CHW PdS Alliance Summer Gathering

Summer PN CHW PdS Alliance meeting
When: 11 am-1 pm July 27
Where: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – Education 2 North Building or remotely via Zoom
Register

This meeting will feature a special presentation by our very own PNTC director Patricia Valverde on Ethical Issues and Considerations in PN CHW and PdS Work.

Dr. Valverde  is an instructor at the Colorado School of Public Health and the Director of the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative. She has extensive experience in research and program management in the areas of community outreach and patient navigation. She is a leader in local, national, and international patient navigation efforts.

Please remember that you must register in advance. We encourage you all to join us in person, however remote access via Zoom will be available as well. To register for this meeting, please click here.

PN CHW PdS Alliance Portal

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Need help applying for a grant? Check out our Evaluation course

Need help preparing for a grant application/Request for Proposal (RFP)? This upcoming evaluation workshop is for you! 

Using Evaluation for Program Improvement for Patient Navigation
When: 9 am-5 pm, Aug. 2-3, 2017
Where: Arvada, CO
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Are your patient navigators making a difference in your practice? Is your organization truly reaching its goals? One way to determine the success of your organization or program is to use evaluation. But where do you begin?

This two-day Evaluation course is designed to meet the needs of Patient Navigator supervisors who want to increase basic evaluation skills and develop an evaluation plan for your needs. Participants will learn to use evaluation to improve prevention interventions; define common evaluation terms; use logic models to describe interventions; identify steps to prepare for evaluation, and have the opportunity to work on a personal evaluation plan for the upcoming grant year with a Ph.D-level evaluator.

This Level 3 course is designed for patient navigator supervisors, managers, and directors.

This course is offered by the Denver Prevention Training Center.

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Registration open for August Level 1s

The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative has two Level 1 courses scheduled for August! We are coming to Salida, CO, for the first time, and we have just scheduled a Denver metro Level 1 in Arvada.

Patient Navigator Fundamentals is a hybrid course designed to improve basic patient navigation skills. This comprehensive course is introductory “Level 1” training for patient navigators who want to gain navigation skills and knowledge of patient resources, basic health promotion, professional conduct and motivational interviewing.

Patient Navigator Fundamentals: Salida, CO
8:30 am-5 pm. Aug. 8-10
Location: Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 County Road 120, Salida
Register Here

Patient Navigator Fundamentals: Arvada, CO
8:30 am-5 pm. Aug. 22-24
Location: Community First Foundation, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Unit A, Arvada
Register Here

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Spring schedule announced: Workshops coming to Durango, Glenwood Springs and more

We have just announced several workshops, including Level 1s in metro Denver and Glenwood Springs, and advanced courses in Durango. These courses are FREE to patient navigators in Colorado!

 

Level 1 Workshops

Patient Navigator Fundamentals is our three-day training for patient navigators who want to gain navigation skills and knowledge of patient resources, basic health promotion, professional conduct and motivational interviewing. There is online prework required before attending this course.

Level 1 – Lakewood
When: April 25-27 (FULL – Waitlist available)

Level 1 – Glenwood Springs
When: May 3-5

Level 2 Workshops

Advanced Health Behavior Change – Aurora
Help your clients reach their goals! This course provides tools and strategies to help clients around diet, exercise, diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention and control.
When: April 21

Advanced Health Literacy – Arvada
Learn communication strategies to increase your clients’ understanding of health information.
When: May 16

We are coming to Durango! Workshops will be held at Fort Lewis College

May 9: Advanced Care Coordination
May 10: Advanced Motivational Interviewing
May 11: Advanced Health Behavior Change

Are you a Patient Navigator Supervisor or Manager?
These Level 3 workshops are just for you!

Leading and Administering a Patient Navigation Program – Arvada
The course provides a basic understanding of the patient navigator (PN) intervention model, reviews challenges facing PN program managers and provides strategies for an effective PN program.
When: April 17

Using Evaluation for Program Improvement for Patient Navigation – Denver
This two-day Level 3 course offered by the Denver Prevention Training Center is designed to meet the needs of Patient Navigator Supervisors who want to increase basic evaluation skills.
When: April 27-28

Online Course: Emotional and Social Aspects of Disease 
Chronic diseases affect our physical bodies, but also have an emotional, social and psychological impact. This 7-week online course helps patient navigators understand their role and how to help patients and their caregivers deal with complex emotional issues related to chronic disease.
When: May 15-June 30
Where: All online/via Zoom web conference

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Advanced Patient Navigator workshops coming to Durango

We are pleased to announce that the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative, in partnership with Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center, is bringing 3 advanced patient navigator workshops to beautiful Durango, CO, in May 2017. Details and links to register are below. All workshops will be held at Fort Lewis College and are FREE to Colorado residents!

May 9: Advanced Care Coordination

Healthcare delivery is often fragmented, resulting in higher costs, poor health outcomes and decreased patient satisfaction. In this course, you will learn what patient groups will benefit most from care coordination and what these activities look like. You will leave will the knowledge and skills to provide high-quality, coordinated care for your clients.

May 10: Advanced Motivational Interviewing

This workshop builds on the MI concepts introduced in our Level 1 course. MI is designed to address a patient’s ambivalence to change. This is a great skill to have in your toolbox to reduce resistance, help your clients set goals and ultimately improve patient outcomes. Join us for this fun, interactive workshop!

May 11: Advanced Health Behavior Change

Help your clients reach their goals! This workshop provides a deeper dive into tools and strategies to help clients around diet, exercise, diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention and control. There is a small amount of online prework required prior to the in-person course.

Please note that the perquisite to attend these workshops is Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals or equivalent work experience. We are exploring the possibility of holding a Level 1 course in Durango in Fall 2017.

Questions? Contact Erin Martinez at 303-724-7764 or erin.martinez@ucdenver.edu.

 

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Registration open for Motivational Interviewing Academy

Patient Navigators can practice with mock patients, receive one-on-one coaching 

The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative (PNTC) is offering a unique opportunity to help patient navigators improve their motivational interviewing (MI) skills. Participants in the “Motivational Interviewing Academy” this spring will receive three sessions to practice their skills with a mock patient and follow-up coaching.

“Motivational interviewing workshops are an excellent venue for learning a new way of ‘being’ with clients, but research clearly shows that workshops alone do not change practice,” said Kathie Garrett, PNTC MI Instructor. “To successfully integrate MI spirit and skills into your daily practice, you need guidance in the form of coding and coaching.”

The MI Academy will provide patient navigators  the unique opportunity to receive real time practice with mock patients, objective MI integrity coding feedback and one-on-one coaching.

“People pay hundreds of dollars for this type of training, but we are offering three practice and coaching sessions free of charge,” Garrett said.

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach to help people make decisions, from quitting smoking to dietary changes to managing a chronic disease. MI is designed to address a patient’s ambivalence to change. This is a great skill to have in your toolbox to help improve patient outcomes.

By enrolling in this exciting opportunity, you will:

  • Participate in three encounters with mock patients so you can practice using MI
  • Have each session recorded and coded by an expert for various MI skills, to identify areas of strength and improvement
  • Receive three one-on-one coaching sessions with a professional MI coach, offering personal feedback

Target Audience: Non-licensed (lay) health professionals/patient navigators working in Colorado. Because we want to offer this experience to a variety of agencies around the state, only 3 navigators from each agency will be accepted. In addition, this opportunity is only open to lay navigators (non nurses). Please see this link for resources on MI training for nurses from the CU School of Nursing.

The mock patient encounters will be scheduled in spring/early summer 2017. You will be able to schedule each 20-minute mock session and follow up coaching call at a time slot that works with your schedule. These sessions will be all done over the phone, so travel is not required.

Prerequisites: 

  • Required: Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals and Level 2: Advanced Motivational Interviewing
  • Recommended prequisite: Advanced Health Behavior Change
  • Been working as a patient navigator, health educator, community health worker or similar for at least 6 months
  • Reside in Colorado
  • Permission from your supervisor to participate
  • Be a lay (non licensed) health professional

Register for MI Academy for Patient Navigators 

Questions? Email PNTC program manager Erin Martinez at erin.martinez@ucdenver.edu.

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Registration system back up! New courses posted

logo_vecThank you for your patience last week as we resolved issues with our course registration system. It is back up and and ready to accept your registrations!

Upcoming workshops

Community Health Worker 101
This two-day training is based on the foundations of our Patient Navigator Level 1, but geared especially to Community Health Workers (CHWs) making home visits.
Date/Time: Jan 18-19, 2017, 9 am- 5 pm
Location: Denver, CO

Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals – Denver (FULL – Waitlist Available)
This comprehensive course is introductory “Level 1” training for patient navigators who want to gain navigation skills and knowledge of patient resources, basic health promotion, professional conduct and motivational interviewing.
Date/Time: Feb. 1-3, 2017, 8:30 am-5 pm

Advanced Care Coordination – Aurora
Coordinated care contributes to patient-centered, high-quality care. This Level 2 course prepares patient navigators to coordinate care for their clients.
Date/Time: Feb. 21, 2017, 9 am-5 pm

Advanced Care Coordination – Glenwood Springs
Date/Time: Feb. 24, 2017, 9 am-5 pm

Registration now open:

March 3: Advanced Health Behavior Change – Aurora, CO
March 10: Leading and Administering a Patient Navigation Program – Loveland, CO
March 22-24: Level 1 – Loveland, CO
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Spring 2017 workshop schedule announced

logo_vec2017 is going to be a great year. We will have our usual array of courses in the Denver metro area and will be visiting the western slope (Glenwood Springs) as well as Durango in the spring. In addition, there will be an opportunity to get involved with two ECHO online learning communities, as well as to receive one-on-one motivational interviewing coaching.

Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals – Denver
This comprehensive course is introductory “Level 1” training for patient navigators who want to gain navigation skills and knowledge of patient resources, basic health promotion, professional conduct and motivational interviewing.
Date/Time: Feb. 1-3, 2017, 8:30 am-5 pm

Advanced Care Coordination – Aurora
Coordinated care contributes to patient-centered, high-quality care. This Level 2 course prepares patient navigators to coordinate care for their clients.
Date/Time: Feb. 21, 2017, 9 am-5 pm

Advanced Care Coordination – Glenwood Springs
Date/Time: Feb. 24, 2017, 9 am-5 pm

Registration is coming soon for the following workshops:

  • Emotional and Social 6-week Online course: February-March 2017
  • Advanced Health Behavior Change: March 3 in Denver
  • Leading and Administering a Patient Navigation Program: March 10 in Loveland
  • Level 1: March 22-24 in Loveland
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing: March 24 in North Denver Metro
  • Bridging Theory and Practice: March 30 and 31 in Arvada
  • Advanced Health Behavior Change: April 21 in North Denver Metro
  • Advanced Health Literacy: May 4 in Denver
  • Level 1: May 3-5 in Glenwood Springs
  • Advanced Care Coordination: May 9 in Durango
  • Advanced MI: May 10 in Durango
  • Advanced Health Behavior Change: May 11 in Durango*

*Durango dates are tentative at this time.

NEW this year: MI Academy: Mock Patient Encounters & Coaching Experience

The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative is offering a unique opportunity to help patient navigators improve their motivational interviewing (MI) skills. Learn more

 

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Spring 2017 Course preview

logo_vecSpring 2017 workshop schedule coming soon!

We are working hard on our workshop calendar for 2017! Here’s a preview of what’s to come:

Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals
January: Denver
March: Fort Collins
May: Glenwood Springs

We are planning to offer advanced courses in the central and north Denver metro areas, as well as the western slope.

Do you live in the Durango area? Take this brief survey and let us know what courses we should bring to you!

Bridging Theory and Practice will be held in March in Arvada.

ECHO Learning Sessions will be held in Care Coordination and Motivational Interviewing. There will also be opportunities for PNs to receive one-on-one Motivational Interviewing coaching. More details to come!

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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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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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Sign up today for Mental Health First Aid

MHFAThe Patient Navigator Training Collaborative (PNTC) is pleased to partner with Lucille (Johnson) Campbell, to offer Mental Health First Aid training.

Mental Health First Aid Colorado is a statewide, public education program committed to empowering individuals to identify, understand and respond to those in mental health and substance abuse crises.

Mental Health First Aid training is for everybody, especially patient navigators! Sign up today for this free training! MHFA will be offered from 8 am – 5 pm on the following days:

April 12 – Register Here

April 19 – Register Here (rescheduled date from March 24)

Here’s what you can expect to learn at the training:

  • What are common mental health disorders? What do they look and feel like?
  • Signs and symptoms of mental health and substance abuse emergencies
  • A five-step action plan to connect people in crisis to support systems
  • Myth busting and fact sharing about mental health and emotional challenges
  • Non-judgmental communication and listening skills
  • Local, state, and national behavioral health resources

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Patient navigator courses coming your way in 2016

logo_vecHere’s a preview of patient navigator training opportunities offered by PNTC during the first half of 2016

 

Level 1

In February, Level 1, Patient Navigator Fundamentals, will be offered in both Pueblo and Denver.  In March, we’ll take Level 1 north to Fort Collins. In the spring, Level 1’s will be offered in Colorado Springs, on the Western Slope and in metro Denver. Dates and exact locations are TBD – stay tuned!

Level 2

Advanced Health Behavior Change will be offered in in February and April (the January course is already full!). This course focuses on chronic disease prevention and control. Advanced Care Coordination, which prepares navigators to offer high quality, patient-centered care, will be offered Feb. 18.

Online

For those looking for an online course, the next installment of Emotional and Social Aspects of Disease (a Level 2 course) kicks off on May 8. This is an instructor-led course with weekly required participation. More info here.

You can enrich your knowledge at any time with our free, self-paced eLearning courses. Topics include preventive healthcare, introduction to chronic disease, and clinical trials and patient navigation.

We are constantly adding new training opportunities. Our News, Facebook and Twitter pages are a great way to stay updated when courses are added.  The Events Calendar lists our most current schedule. If a course is not listed, a date has not been set and we will not be able to answer questions about upcoming course dates.

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Enjoy Colorado Fall & Attend a Level 2 Training

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Take a drive in this lovely fall weather to attend an Advanced MI workshop in Montrose

Level 2: Advanced Motivational Interviewing
for Patient Navigators 

Date/Time: October 23rd, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Montrose
Register for Advanced Motivational Interviewing

This advanced level motivational interviewing (MI) course builds on the fundamental concepts and basic skills learned in the Patient Navigator Fundamentals course.

  • Expand your skills related to the strategic use of questions and reflections
  • Build upon and deepen client change talk

…and don’t forget Durango this time of year!

Level 2: Advanced Health Literacy – Making Health Information More Accessible 

Date/Time: October 19th, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Durango
Register for Advanced Health Literacy

Are you interested in practicing strategies to modify your written and verbal communication in order to increase patient understanding of health information? This 1-day workshop will be highly interactive and activity-based!

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Unique Opportunity! PNTC Seeking Trainers

logo_vecThe PNTC seeks experienced individuals to participate in developing the future Colorado patient navigator workforce by expanding our faculty in order to provide workshops around Colorado and to diversify the trainer pool.

To be considered for the Training-of-Trainers program, please submit a resume or CV to the contact information listed in the flyer below.  If your resume does not show examples of public speaking, training or presentations, please add that information in your cover letter.

Please see flyer for required and preferred qualifications and trainer commitment details.

2015 PN Level One Trainer Recruitment Flyer

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Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification Program

 

grassThe Behavioral Health & Wellness Program at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine is offering a new training: The Rocky Mountain Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification (RMTTS-C) Program.

The 4-day program provides knowledge, clinical skills and evidence-based treatment strategies for those interested in becoming a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. 

Visit the RMTTC-C Program website for more information.

RMTTS-C Program – Oct 12-15 2015 – Flyer FINAL

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