General Membership Criteria
Candidates must meet one or more of the following criteria listed below to be considered for membership:
- Have a strong interest in reducing health disparities through patient navigation.
- Have demonstrated expertise and reputation in navigation programs and /or research.
- Have demonstrated expertise in patient navigation across the cancer continuum of care.
- Have the ability to deliver navigation education.
- Have the ability to deliver navigation services.
- Have experience/expertise in a field related to patient navigation that could assist in advancing the goals of the ACS NNRT
Categories of Membership
The ACS NNRT consists of member organizations, invited individuals and corporations who reflect broad involvement in achieving access to quality equitable cancer care through various types of patient navigation. Applications for membership will be reviewed by the Roundtable Steering Committee for approval.
Member organizations shall designate a representative member and an alternate member. Each member organization shall have full membership rights including the right to attend ACS NNRT meetings, to participate in discussion, to vote, to be a candidate for elective office, and to accept appointment to committees and task groups. Members with governmental affiliation (designated as non-advocacy members) will abstain from voting on policy issues.
- medical professional organizations
- federal agencies
- cancer centers
- state health departments
- educational institutions
- research institutions
- advocacy organizations
- voluntary organizations
Corporate Membership is open to companies and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to:
- navigation education
- navigation programs
Corporate associates shall have all of the participatory rights of organizational or institutional members with the exception of voting rights and or the right to serve as an elected officer of the ACS NNRT. Corporate members are, however, encouraged to seek and accept appointments to task groups and vote on matters within that task group.
Individual Membership: Subject Matter Experts (SME) who are invited by the ACS NNRT Steering Committee to be members due to their distinguished and demonstrated activities focused on navigation or in a field related to patient navigation that could assist in advancing the goals of the ACS NNRT.