Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia
Georgia is one of the first states in the country to form a statewide multi-disciplinary organization for cancer patient navigators. This organization was formed to connect people who guide individuals and their families throughout the cancer care continuum.
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 the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) and the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO), CPNG has more than 300 members working throughout the state.
Great new resource to implement the Commission on Cancer 3.1 standard: Patient Navigation Process.
Use the map below to locate cancer patient navigators throughout Georgia, and contact us to be connected with a specific navigator in your area.
Matt Mumber, MD Visionary Awards
The Navigation Team at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion in Savannah won the 2018 Matt Mumber Award. Each year at its annual meeting, the Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia presents the Matt Mumber, MD, Visionary 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.
Past Matt Mumber Award Winners
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
Location of Navigators in Georgia
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