National Navigation Roundtable publishes new supplement on the role patient navigation plays in improving patient outcomes

The special Supplement A Decade Later: The State of Patient Navigation in Cancer published in the Cancer journal on June 14, 2022.  Link to the free supplement: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/10970142/2022/128/S13  

The Supplement is a collection of 13 patient navigation articles that will improve cancer care disparities across the cancer continuum by highlighting the critical role of evidence-based navigation.

The Cancer Supplement is also posted on the @NNRTnews twitter page: https://twitter.com/NNRTnews  and on the NNRT website: https://navigationroundtable.org/

Twitter Space Chat recording from September 6, 2022, listen to the conversation!

 

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!

 

 

 

Patient Navigation Services Increase Cancer Screening and Advance Health Equity
CPSTF Recommends Patient Navigation Services to Increase Cancer Screening and Advance Health Equity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends patient navigation services to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings among historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic populations and people with lower incomes. The recommendation is based on a systematic review of 34 studies. 

Patient navigation services are expected to advance health equity when implemented among these populations who often have lower screening rates.1 With timely and appropriate follow-up care and treatment, patient navigation services may improve health for these groups.   

The recommendations for patient navigation services complement CPSTF’s recommendations for interventions engaging community health workers and multicomponent interventions to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings.

 

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.

Reaching Communities through Patient Navigation: Evidence for Action

Archived recording is available for the American Cancer Society National Navigation Roundtable Webinar Featuring the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) Recommendations for Patient Navigation Services to Increase Cancer Screening

May 2nd 

Public health experts from the Professional Oncology Navigation Task Force and CDC’s Community Guide Program and Division of Cancer Control and Prevention presented for this webinar,   

Reaching Communities through Patient Navigation: Evidence for Action.

The webinar, hosted by the American Cancer Society National Navigation Roundtable (ACS NNRT), addressed how to explore CPSTF findings, use promotional materials, and identify implementation tools with a focus on CPSTF’s recommendation for patient navigation to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening. Presenters shared implemention patient navigation through the lens of the Oncology Navigation Standards of Professional Practice (PONT Standards) , as well as ways that Comprehensive Cancer Control coalitions might promote patient navigation-centered screening strategies through their collaborative efforts across the country.

May 2, 2023 Archived Webinar Link  

HOT TOPICS  

The American Cancer Society is providing a 3-part webinar series in June 2023 to discuss the role of the oncology clinical trials patient navigation. This series will address barriers to and practices for navigating patients through clinical trials. The first session will emphasize the importance of diversity in clinical trials, the disparities that persist and how navigation can help increase enrollment. The second session will focus on how patient navigation can impact the structural and clinical barriers to clinical trials participation. The emphasis will be on what goes into building the infrastructure, workflow, and metrics. The third session will focus on best practices and lessons learned to build a culture of practice to support patient navigation to clinical trials. 

Register for one, two, or all three of the sessions here!  

____________

Susan G. Komen® Metastatic Breast Cancer focus group with patient navigation 

Susan G. Komen® new and free, online navigator training program, Just released a new course on the navigator’s role in genetic counseling and testing, one on what navigators need to know about Medicaid Unwinding, and have a course on navigating racism and bias in the healthcare system, in addition to many other courses and virtual events. It can all be accessed HERE 

_____________

Triage Cancer®  is offering webinars and virtual events – see EVENT page  

Triage Cancer® Webinars:

  • Wednesday, June 21 – Cancer & Disability InsuranceThis webinar will explore potential disability insurance options for those that need to take time off work after a cancer diagnosis (including options for caregivers). Learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family & Medical Leave Act, state leave laws, and how they can work together.

These educational webinars are free and open to anyone in the cancer community. Free contact hours/CEs/PDCs for nurses, social workers, patient advocates, and HR professionals. Register: TriageCancer.org/Webinars.

Triage Cancer® Insurance & Finance Intensive: Thursday, June 15

Triage Cancer offers a FREE, online training for health care professionals and advocates that covers crucial information to help patients and their caregivers mitigate the financial toxicity of a cancer diagnosis. Topics include:

  • An overview of the U.S. health care system
  • Individual & employer-sponsored health insurance
  • Government-sponsored health programs, including Medicare & Medicaid
  • Tips on using health insurance & appeals
  • Navigating work, taking time off, disability insurance, & appeals
  • Managing finances

Free contact hours/CEs/PDCs for nurses, social workers, patient advocates, and HR professionals. Register: TriageCancer.org/Intensive 

_____________

Smith Center’s innovative Integrative Oncology Patient Navigator Training offers the country’s only comprehensive learning experience in the practice of integrative cancer care navigation.  Online Training 

_____________

Are you connected with NNRT on Social Media???

LinkedIn: NNRT

Twitter: @NNRTnews 

 

Summary of Our Work

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.

Our Resource Center

NNRT Task Groups