Level 3 Courses

Leading and Administering a Patient Navigation Program (Self-paced, online)

This course is designed for supervisors of navigators, program planners and administrators of patient navigator programs. 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. We will review identifying evidenced-based clinical guidelines utilizing registries for identifying patients, developing standard work flows, PN training, key supervision needs and evaluation of PN services. Note: This course does not teach supervision skills. It covers topics that are helpful for managers of patient navigation programs.

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At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • List the 9 Principles of Patient Navigation
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of a patient navigator.
  • Differentiate a patient navigator from other members of the care team.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of patient navigator intervention model(s)
  • Describe the competencies for patient navigators
  • Describe qualifications for the position
  • Write an effective job description
  • Identify measures to monitor navigator performance
  • Explore ways to evaluate your program

Using Evaluation for Program Improvement and Capacity Building (2 days face-to-face; offered on request only)

This two-day course is designed for patient navigator supervisors who want to increase basic program evaluation skills. Participants will learn to use evaluation to improve prevention interventions, define common evaluation terms, use logic models to describe interventions, develop and prioritize evaluation questions, identify steps to prepare for evaluation, and identify strategies for building evaluation capacity within their organization.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify ways to use evaluation data to improve health promotion
  • Define common evaluation terms
  • Use logic models to describe interventions and assure fidelity
  • Develop and prioritize evaluation questions
  • Identify steps to prepare for evaluation
  • Identify strategies for building evaluation capacity within their organization