Who We Are
The NNRT serves as a catalyst to initiate work on key issues around patient navigation, as well as to disseminate best practices and to overall enhance the field of navigation.
A fundamental premise of the Roundtable is that collective action among member organizations will be more successful in advancing the field, than if they worked alone. Together, members work to share information, identify needs and opportunities, while addressing gaps relating to navigation.
The American Cancer Society National Navigation Roundtable (ACS NNRT) was established in 2017. The ACS NNRT is a national coalition of 80 member organizations to advance navigation efforts that eliminate barriers to quality care, reduce disparities, and foster ongoing health equity across the cancer continuum. The American Cancer Society provides organizational leadership and expert staff support to the ACS NNRT.
Our members include partners from diverse sectors including academia, public health, advocacy and survivor groups, professional societies, industry, training, and state and federal agencies.
Roundtable Members Annual Meeting
The NNRT aims to advance navigation efforts that (or in an effort to) eliminate barriers to quality cancer care, reduce disparities in health outcomes, and foster ongoing health equity. The NNRT will focus on navigation through the cancer lens and across the cancer continuum, on three tasks:
- Establishing an evidence based/outcome driven patient navigation model
- Ensuring that there is an activated trained workforce-to implement model
- Establishing policies to support paying for implementation of the model
To advance navigation efforts that eliminate barriers to quality care, reduce disparities, and foster ongoing health equity across the cancer continuum.