About the Program
The Colorado Patient Navigator Training Program is proud to be part of the national effort to make patient navigation a key part of the healthcare system. Let us help you and your organization prepare for the growing, new profession of patient navigation.
The program offers a full range of patient navigation curriculum. Training is easy to incorporate into a navigator’s busy schedule with formats such as face-to-face workshops, self-paced online tutorials and 6- to 8-week online courses. Students can also take courses to earn college credit.
Our dedicated team includes patient navigators and navigator supervisors, educators, medical experts, licensed social workers, psychologists and evaluators. We work continuously to improve courses to make sure they are of high quality and relevant to situations that navigators face every day.
The University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCCC) is another program partner and the Rocky Mountain region’s only comprehensive cancer center as designated National Cancer Institute. Although located at the University of Colorado Denver's Anschutz Medical Center, UCCC combines the efforts three state universities and six institutions. With over 400 members, UCCC is working to ease the cancer burden through cancer care, research, education, prevention and control.
Denver Health is Colorado’s “safety net” healthcare system. Denver Health works extensively with medically underserved patients to eliminate health disparities. The organization provides preventive, primary, and specialty care to 25% of Denver residents, serving more than 144,000 patients each year. In the last 10 years, Denver Health provided more than $2.1 billion in care for the uninsured.
The Community College of Denver offers college credit for completion of all seven Colorado Patient Navigator courses. They also offer a 17-credit-hour Community Health Worker Certificate.