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Patient Navigator News

Colorado Seeks to Hire Digital Navigators

In this role (15 openings in rural workforce centers, 4 in immigrant-serving organizations in Denver and Colorado Springs), you'll work one-on-one during 60 minute appointments with up to four community members per work day. Your goal is to help them get internet...

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Adopting Community Health Workers as an Umbrella Term

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is beginning to use the term “community health worker” instead of “health navigators” in an effort to better align with other states and prepare for Medicaid reimbursement in the future. Those working in these...

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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.