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Learn about cancer trends, screening guidelines, treatment updates, symptom management, and much more at the Colorado Cancer Coalition's annual Symposium, Oct 18-20 in Westminster, CO. You won't want to miss the keynote speaker Wendy S. Harpham, a physician and...read more
Did you know that more than one-third of the US population has basic or below basic health literacy skills? The ability to understand, interpret, and process health information is known as health literacy. Patients need to understand health messages in order to make...read more
Check out the Patient Navigator trainings coming your way this fall! 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,...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.