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Upcoming Summer/Fall Courses

  Level 2: Care Coordination (Summer 2023) 7/28/23 - 8/25/2023 Live Learning Sessions Fridays, 11:30 am-1 pm MT Click Here to Register and Read More This course focuses on the role of the health navigator in team-based care coordination. In this course, we will...

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Homelessness and Inclusion Health Webinar, July 20

Presentation: Homelessness and Inclusion Health Presented by Network of the National Library of Medicine When: July 20 at 12:00 p.m. PDT. Please adjust for the time zones in your region. The interactions between homelessness and health are complex. Having a greater...

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image of a female patient navigator learning onlineOur Mission

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.