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PNCT offers a full curriculum for patient navigators, care coordinators and community health workers.
Community Health Worker Training
Start your career as a community health worker (CHW) or learn new skills. Grant funds are available for Colorado residents to enroll in this comprehensive training program.
Program includes flexible training plans and on-the-job experience during an internship.
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Most Recent Patient Navigator News
The Colorado Legislature passed Senate Bill 23-002 in May 2023, ushering in community health worker (CHW) services as a Health First Colorado...
Medicare will now provide reimbursement for select patient navigation services. This is an exciting policy update that will provide sustainable...
Funding Community Health Workers and Patient Navigators in Cancer Care: Understanding New Medicare Billing Codes This webinar will help explain the...
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...
NEW! Tools for Understanding Prenatal & Postpartum Care Coordination
This course provides basic knowledge of the pregnancy experience for those working with pregnant people to improve birth outcomes. You will learn how to guide and advocate for clients during pre-pregnancy, labor/delivery, and postpartum.
NEW! Hereditary Cancer Training for Patient Navigators
This courses provide an overview of hereditary cancer, enhances communication skills, strengthens the skills to address barriers, and supporst implementation of hereditary cancer screening within your organization.
01/17/2024 - 03/13/2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Level 1 Health Navigation Fundamentals Online (Winter 2024)
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
|Level 1: Health Navigation Fundamentals (Lafayette, CO)
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.