Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

About Cancer Patient Navigators

Cancer Patient Navigators

Georgia is one of the first states in the country to form a statewide multi-disciplinary organization for cancer patient navigators. Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia (CPNG) is comprised of individuals who serve people with all types of cancer, at all stages, in all types of settings. CPNG members have a diversity of education and training, but a shared mission: to connect, educate and share best practices among patient navigators in Georgia, as well as successfully reduce barriers and increase access to cancer-related services. 

Established in 2009, CPNG’s website www.GACancerPatientNavigators.org has a “members only” section where cancer patient navigators across the state can share information and resources, as well as join special interest groups within CPNG. Co-sponsored by Georgia CORE and the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO), CPNG has more than 300 members working throughout the state.

Matt Mumber, MD Visionary Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Matt Mumber, MD, Visionary Award. Each year at its annual meeting, the Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia presents the award for Excellence in Patient Navigation to a Georgia resident, program or organization that has demonstrated an appreciation of the essential role of cancer patient navigators. This award includes a $2,000 grant co-sponsored by GASCO and Georgia CORE. 

Download the application here. Email completed applications to kmitchell@georgiacore.org.

Past Matt Mumber Award Winners

2018 The Navigation Team at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion in Savannah
2017 Wanda Lowe, Wellstar West Georgia
2016 Wendy Bailey, Cartersville Medical 
2015 Promotores de Salud Program 
2013 Cancer Navigators, Inc.
2014 Rhonda Green, Cancer Coalition of South Georgia, now Horizons Community Solutions 
2012 Lisa Bridges, Northeast Georgia Medical Center
 
 

Patient Navigation

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Metro Atlanta CEO, the leading publication focusing exclusively on business issues in Atlanta, asked Nancy to talk about Georgia CORE's history and mission.

 About Us

5/15/2019

Learn more about the program that funds breast cancer education, screening and treatment to underserved Georgians.

Georgians are encouraged to purchase or renew the Breast Cancer License Tag, the funds from which go to help breast cancer patients in our state.

 About Us

5/20/2019

Georgia CORE recently published a policy briefing on Georgia’s tobacco settlement funds. Take a look at it here.

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 Resources & Education

5/17/2019

Georgia CORE

 

Hearts and Minds Dedicated to Improving Cancer Care

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.