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The Patient Navigation and Community Health Worker Training program (PNCT) offers a full curriculum for patient navigators, care coordinators and community health workers.

NEW! Community Health Worker Training 

Start your career as a community health worker (CHW) or learn new skills. Grant funds are available for Colorado residents to enroll in this comprehensive training program.

Program includes flexible training plans and on-the-job experience during an internship.

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NEW! Health Insurance Basics

In this course, you will learn more about health care options for people in Colorado and how to help people apply for coverage. This course discusses eligibility for Medicaid, Medicare, Child Health Care Plan Plus and Connect for Health Colorado (Colorado’s insurance marketplace). 

NEW! Hereditary Cancer Training for Patient Navigators

This courses provide an overview of hereditary cancer, enhances communication skills, strengthens the skills to address barriers, and supporst implementation of hereditary cancer screening within your organization.

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
11/07/2023 - 12/12/2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Level 2: Care Coordination Online (Late Fall 2023)
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Motivational Interviewing Skills for Vaccine Hesitancy
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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.

Our Mission

Our program provides national leadership for the development, education, standardization and sustainability of the growing navigation workforce.