Online Program

Patient Navigation and Healthcare Delivery Models

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Patient navigation services are designed to target barriers to cancer screening and treatment and ultimately improve outcomes among vulnerable populations. This session will address key considerations for developing a patient navigation program and will present data on the effects of various patient navigation programs and specific activities on outcomes such as increased cancer screening and follow-up after an abnormal cancer screening test. Attendees will also learn about employment-related issues for cancer patients and survivors.
Session Objectives: Describe key considerations for designing a patient navigation program for colorectal screening. Evaluate the effects of a tailored patient navigation intervention versus a standard mailed intervention and usual care group on colorectal screening adherence rates. Evaluate the effects of a theory driven, culturally sensitive patient navigation program for Latinas with breast cancer. Identify employment-related issues for individuals diagnosed with cancer including legal rights and benefits available to patients. Analyze the impact of various navigation tasks and activities on time to diagnostic evaluation of an abnormal cancer screening test.

Key considerations in designing a patient navigation program for colorectal cancer screening   
Amy DeGroff, PhD, MPH, Elizabeth Rohan, PhD, MSW, Kisha Coa, MPH, Beth Slotman, MS and Kerry Grace Morrissey, MPH
A randomized controlled trial of tailored navigation and standard intervention in colorectal cancer screening   
Ronald E. Myers, PhD, Heather Bittner-Fagan, MD, FAAFP, MPH, Constantine Daskalakis, ScD, Randa Sifri, MD, Sally W. Vernon, PhD, James Cocroft, MA, Melissa DiCarlo, MPH, MS, Nora Katurakes, RN, MSN, OCN and Jocelyn Andrel, MSPH
Navigating Latinas with breast cancer to treatment: The six cities study   
Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, M.D., Frank Penedo, PhD, Gregory Talavera, MD, MPH, J. Emilio Carrillo, MD, MPH, Maria E. Fernandez, PhD, Alan Holden, PhD, Edgar Munoz, MS, Dorothy Long Parma, MD, MPH and Kipling Gallion, MA
Integrating employment-related assessments into cancer patient navigation   
Monica Bryant, Esq., Rebecca Nellis, MPP and Joanna Morales, Esq.
What makes patient navigation most effective: Defining most useful tasks and activities   
Karen M. Freund, MD, MPH, Arpita Aggarwal, MD, Msc, Tracy A. Battaglia, MD, MPH, Jack Clark, PhD and Victoria Parker, DBA

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Organized by: Cancer Forum
Endorsed by: Medical Care, Community Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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