This is an American Indian, community based, non-profit organization.
"Native Patient Navigator (NPN) Training"
Cancer care is fragmented, requiring cancer patients to receive services from multiple facilities as well as within diverse departments and centers of the cancer center. Patient Navigators provide continuity in the midst of such fragmentation. A Native Patient Navigator (NPN) is a trusted member of the local American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) community who is trained to work directly with individuals to facilitate timely access to healthcare by eliminating or navigating barriers that may impede care. NPNs begin by providing outreach and education but continue providing support throughout the cancer continuum (outreach through end-of-life). Their work usually begins working with an individual in the community but continues as they cross the threshold of the clinic to work with the patient and other members of the healthcare team in the clinical setting. Although NPNs provide support and help throughout the cancer continuum, they do NOT provide medical advice.
Native American Cancer Research Corporation (NACR) initiated the first AI NPN program in 1994 and has been conducting NPN training since 1995. NACR conducts an average of four 2.5-day trainings each year.
FALL: November 7-9, 2018 Cancer Content / updates only
The attachments below list Patient Navigator competencies from different organizations / sources. None fit every Patient Navigation program's needs (i.e., no one size fits everyone)
and Patient Navigation programs need to select the competencies that are the best match for their local program.
Colorado community and clinical staff volunteer to create a list of competencies and identified examples of behaviors that relate to each competency. go to…
George Washington University is a nationally recognized leader on Patient Navigation. Their program description and competencies are in go to…
The University of Colorado coordinate the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative. Their description with sample behaviors are in go to…
Colorado Public Health and Environment has identified Patient Navigator Competencies with an introduction clarifying the document. These are in go to…
Click on the tree to go to the Native American Education for Survivors (NACES) pages.
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NACR Staff available for Fee for Service Consulting
NACR staff members are available this year to provide training, consultation, meeting facilitation, and other services on a fee for service basis. For more information, please contact NACR at Native American Cancer Research with questions about possible consulting services.
"Native Cancer 101 Module 4: The Role of Genes in Cancer" go to…
"Native Cancer 101 Module 8: Biospecimens and Biobanks" go to…
"Native Cancer 101 Module 9: Chronic Conditions and Cancer" go to…
"Native Cancer 101 Module 10 Preventing and Early Cancer Diagnosis (Screening)" go to… posted: 3·6·2015
The awardees for Priority Area 1 (tribal public health capacity building) are
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Wisconsin) Journey Towards Wellness cancer prevention project
Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan (Michigan) Upper Peninsula Tribal Breast Health Coalition and Learning Collaborative
Kalispel Tribe of Indians (Washington) Tribal health system capacity building and quality-improvement projects to increase health system efficiency and streamline processes
Pascua Yaqui Tribe (Arizona) Identification, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis C among tribal members living in the New Pascua community
Toiyabe Indian Health Project (California) Diabetes primary prevention programs for American Indians in California
The awardee for Priority Area 2 (project evaluator) is
Native American Cancer Research Corporation (Colorado) Monitoring and evaluating for the five Priority Area 1 awardees
Funds will be used to strengthen and improve the infrastructure and performance of tribal public health agencies and tribal health systems through capacity building and quality improvement. We look forward to partnering with these six organizations as we continue to promote the health of American Indian and Alaska Native communities.