Health Navigators are specially trained 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.
Coursework focuses on Public Health, Health Communication, Prevention and Community Health, Healthcare Delivery, Health Insurance and Health Information. Classes are offered on the Dale Mabry Campus with several classes offered in the online format.
Health Navigators, Patient Navigators, Community Health Worker, Health Insurance Navigator or a growing list of other titles, are a liaison between patients, caregivers, and their health care providers. Ultimately, they work as advocates within a complex health care system to improve patient care.
AS Degree: with an AS degree in Health Navigation you are prepared to enter the workforce as a Health Navigator, Patient Navigator or Community Health Worker. The coursework would also give the students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree Public Health, Health Education or related fields. Sixty (60) total credits are required to earn the AS degree.
College Credit Certificate: the CCC is for the student who has some work experience in a health care setting and may be seeking additional training, knowledge and/or credentials. Thirty-one (31) credits are required for the CCC program.
The AS advising guides
The CCC advising guides
This page last updated April 2, 2018
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