National Navigation Roundtable
Patient Navigation is an evidence-based intervention to eliminate health disparities & improve health equity across the cancer continuum. The American Cancer Society National Navigation Roundtable (ACS NNRT) is a consortium of public, private, and voluntary organizations that work together to advance navigation efforts that eliminate barriers to quality cancer care, reduce disparities in health outcomes and foster ongoing health equity.
Publication on new supplement on the role patient navigation plays in improving patient outcomes
American Cancer Society 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. 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. Twitter Space Chat recording from September 6, 2022, listen to the conversation!
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Patient Navigation guides the way
Each cancer journey is unique.
Patient navigation in the cancer care setting refers to individualized assistance offered to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality health and psychosocial care from pre-diagnosis through all phases of the cancer experience.
Thank you to our members and leaders in the patient navigation community for sharing the following resources. The ACS NNRT will continue to update this resource list based on references and input from the navigation community.
All 2023 ACS NNRT newsletters are archived on the NNRT website
2023 Call To Action Session #1: Utilizing the Oncology Navigation Standards in Professional Practice, Examples From the Field
2023 Call To Action Session #2: Creating Workforce Development Path
2023 Call To Action Session #3: Here’s the Evidence Panorama
2023 Call To Action Session #4: Pursuing Patient Navigation Policy Landscape Call
By the Numbers
Incidence and mortality remain high among some groups because of limited resources and poor access to health care, as well as social and cultural barriers. Patient Navigation is the evidence based intervention shown to help remove barriers to care and improve health disparities.
Higher mortality rate for breast cancer in black women vs white women
Higher death rates for among people in poorest areas vs most affluent areas
Higher likelihood of death from prostate cancer in black men vs white men
Higher cervical cancer incidence rate in Hispanic/Latin women vs non-Hispanic white women
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