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The Patient Navigation and Community Health Worker Training program (PNCT) offers a full curriculum for patient navigators, care coordinators and community health workers.
NEW! 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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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...
NEW! Health Insurance Basics
In this course, you will learn more about health care options for people in Colorado and how to help people apply for coverage. This course discusses eligibility for Medicaid, Medicare, Child Health Care Plan Plus and Connect for Health Colorado (Colorado’s insurance marketplace).
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.
09/08/2023 - 10/27/2023
|Level 1: Health Navigation Fundamentals Online (Fall 2023)|
09/25/2023 - 09/27/2023
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Level 1: Health Navigation Fundamentals (Lakewood, CO) Sept 2023
MindSpark Learning, Lakewood CO
10/03/2023 - 10/24/2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Basic Motivational Interviewing Online Course - Fall 2023 (Session 1 - Tues evenings)|
10/04/2023 - 10/25/2023
9:30 am - 10:30 am
|Basic Motivational Interviewing Online Course - Fall 2023 (Session 2 - Wed Morning)|
10/10/2023 - 10/11/2023
|Level 2: Care Coordination (Salida, 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.