The purpose of this program is to train Health Navigators to assist individuals with limited health literacy as well as the elderly with accessing the maximum array of benefits from community services, clinical care, and health insurance. They may also facilitate access to care and follow-up for sick and complicated patients with cancer, HIV, and a range of other complex health problems. In addition, Health Navigators can assist with identifying and enrolling patients in various health insurance plans including ACA Exchanges, Medicaid, Medicare, and disability services.
The Health Navigator Specialist program is a 31 credit hour college credit certificate. Upon program completion, students will have the technical skills needed to enter the health science career cluster as an entry-level Health Navigator Specialist.
Students enrolled in the Health Navigator Specialist program learn the fundamental communication skills, leadership skills, human relations and employability skills, principles of health insurance, introduction to computer literacy, health care organization, medical ethics, legal aspects, and advanced technical skills needed to be a successful Health Navigator Specialist.
A minimum grade of C or better must be achieved in all professional coursework.
Health Navigator Specialists help manage a patient's health care, treatment plan, or stay in a medical facility. Health Navigator Specialists are trained to help support patients and guide them through health care systems.
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