The National Navigation Roundtable Annual Meeting

The National Navigation Roundtable’s Annual Meeting 2021 was a huge success! Over 100 attendees representing academic, navigation networks, professional societies, industry and more participated in the virtual meeting.

Oncology Navigation Standards of Professional Practice

We are pleased to share that the highly anticipated Oncology Navigation Standards of Professional Practice are now available for viewing on the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship!

 

The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+), along with other organizations of the Professional Oncology Navigation Task Force, created these standards to provide clinical oncology nurse navigators, social work navigators, and patient navigators with clear information regarding best practices in the provision of professional care.

NNRT 2020-21 Report

The 2020-21 National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT) Report provides an overview of the history of the NNRT, what we have accomplished, and where we are heading in the future with a newly developed 5 year aim.

The Cancer Moonshot Reignites in 2022!

On February 2, 2022, President reignited the Cancer Moonshot with renewed White House leadership and engagement. Ambitious goals can be set due to recent progress in cancer therapeutics, diagnostics, and patient-driven care. The ultimate goal of the Moonshot is to reduce the death rate from cancer by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years, as well as improving the experience of cancer patients and caregivers.

NNRT Steering Committee Retreat

The NNRT Steering Committee met in Denver, CO, on 26 April 2022, to identify new initiatives to support the goals of our 5-year aim.  The meeting was attended by the Steering Committee membership, both virtually as well as in person, and was facilitated by Ryan Soisson with Soisson and Associates. 

“It was awesome to have the NNRT gather at my home base of University of Colorado.  The theme of the day was sustainability of patient navigation.  Patient navigation is one of the only evidence based interventions to reduce barriers and increase access to care and we must also be sure navigators have stable jobs and livable wages.  This meeting further paved our way for equity,”  stated, Andi Dwyer, Chair of NNRT   

NNRT Hot Topics

The Community Health Worker Training Program is a new multiyear program from HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce focused on education and on-the-job training to build the pipeline of public health workers. This effort will support training and apprenticeship programs to help more people enter the health workforce and serve the critical role of trusted messengers to connect people to care and support, help ensure patients follow-up on their provider’s recommendations, and focus on preventive and protective factors that can improve health and well-being.

Click here to apply for the Community Health Worker Training Program via grants.gov. Applications are due June 14, 2022.

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Through coordinated leadership in policy, standards, research and training, National Navigation Roundtable members work on collaborative projects and initiatives that can reach beyond the scope of their individual organizations for greater impact.

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