Introduction to Chronic Disease: Impact & Risk Factors

In this tutorial we will look at patterns of chronic disease in the United States. We see how rates of chronic disease can vary by age, sex, race, ethnicity or geographic location. We will also look at several chronic disease risk factors such as smoking, obesity and high blood pressure and see what patient navigators can do to improve patient health.

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Which of the following best describes the type of navigator you are: Healthcare provider (MD, RN, NP)
Healthcare administrator
Layperson with no healthcare-related degree or certificate (e.g. CHA, CHW or promotora)
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Social Worker
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Cancer Center
Community Health Center
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Health Department
Are you Female
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18 to 34
35 to 49
50 to 64
over 65
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Some college coursework but not degree
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Degree from a Technical School
Other Certification:
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Master's degree
Doctoral degree
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Asian or Pacific Islander
Native American, American Indian, or Alaskan Native
Are you Hispanic? Yes
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