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 National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT) launched in 2017 is a national coalition of over 50-member organizations and invited individuals, dedicated to achieving health equity and access to quality care across the cancer continuum through effective patient navigation. 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

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

A collaboration of organizations and individuals dedicated to achieving health equity and access to quality care across the cancer continuum through effective patient navigation.

NNRT LEADERSHIP

Tracy Battaglia, MD, MPH

Chair of the National Navigation Roundtable
Boston University Schools Of Medicine And Public Health

Andrea (Andi) Dwyer, BS

Vice Chair of the National Navigation Roundtable
University Of Colorado

Harold P. Freeman, MD

Honorary Chair of the National Navigation Roundtable
Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute