The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative (PNTC) is excited to announce that the program has been awarded a two-year grant from the Colorado Health Foundation.

“We are thrilled to be selected for funding,” says program director Patricia Valverde, PhD, MPH. “This new grant will allow us to continue to provide high quality trainings, without cost being a barrier to the navigation workforce.”

This funding allows the PNTC to offer financial assistance to individuals and programs, based on need. Full or partial scholarships are available. Applicants must be from Colorado and will still be responsible for a nominal fee of $25 per day of training ($75 for a 3-day Level 1) to help offset food and administrative costs.

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Colorado residents automatically qualify for a discount; in-state rates are available during registration.

In addition, the grant allows PNTC to partner with the statewide Alliance of Colorado Community Health Workers, Patient Navigators and Promotores de Salud to offer a new interactive webinar series on barrier reduction, launching this spring. This series will offer navigators strategies to address barriers such as transportation, housing, behavioral health and more.

Other activities made possible by this grant include an expanded menu of online, self-paced learning modules and quarterly core course offerings (Level 1 and Care Coordination).

PNTC was awarded the grant through Trailhead Institute as its fiscal partner. The program is based out of the Center for Public Health Practice, Colorado School of Public Health, in Aurora, CO.

The PNTC has been a leader in training patient navigators since 2006 and offers a skills-based, interactive curriculum. To view upcoming courses, visit our course calendar.