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
|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.
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.
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.