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Susan G. Komen provides free, online course to strengthen patient navigation of Black breast cancer survivors

3/22/2021

Susan G. Komen is providing a free, online course to strengthen patient navigation services available to Black women and to support the professional development and diversification of the patient navigation workforce. Patient navigation addresses health disparities by eliminating an individual’s barriers to quality care - helping patients effectively navigate fragmented healthcare systems.  

This is more than a training. We aim to build a supportive, interactive learning community to help you develop the professional skills, peer network and emotional support you need to best serve your patients and meet the needs of Black women experiencing disparities in breast cancer outcomes.   

Here is what you can expect from the training:

  • Core curriculum from George Washington University’s Patient Navigation Training Program Includes the following topics: Overview of Patient Navigation, Basics of Health Care, Basics of Patient Navigation, Enhancing Communication, Professionalism and Enhancing Practice
  • Breast Cancer 101 
  • Additional training content developed by Susan G. Komen, including a unique module on navigating racism in the healthcare system. 
  • The core curriculum is estimated to take approximately 10 hours to complete, with additional optional electives and more in-depth, breast cancer specific curriculum for those seeking to add more breast specific expertise to their navigation experience. The course is self-paced and will span 10 weeks.  
  • Graduates will receive a certification of completion, a virtual graduation, and ongoing networking, and learning opportunities. 

Who Should Participate:

  • Community Health Workers 
  • Care Coordinators 
  • Case Managers 
  • Social Workers 
  • Patient Navigators 
  • Nurse Navigators 
  • Medical Assistants 
  • All Patient Facing Roles 

The patient navigation training pilot program is scheduled to run from May 3- July 2, 2021

If you know of anyone in the Atlanta area interested in this impactful training opportunity and would like to learn more and sign-up, please reach out to Theru Ross, tross@komen.org.

 

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