A demonstration program to improve health care outcomes for people with cancer and/or other chronic diseases by helping them make their way through the health care system. Funds health centers and other health care facilities to develop programs that rely on non-medical health workers as navigators to help patients learn about their disease, get screening and treatment as needed, and make use of services that will help them stay healthy and live longer.
Eligible applicants include public or nonprofit private health centers (including federally qualified health centers as defined in section 1861(aa)(4) of the Social Security Act), health facilities operated by or pursuant to a contract with the Indian Health Service, hospitals, cancer centers, rural health clinics, academic health centers, and nonprofit entities that enter into a partnership or coordinate referrals with such centers, clinics, facilities or hospitals to provide patient navigator services. Faith-based and community-based organizations, including small grassroots organizations, are eligible to apply for these grants.
Program details (Opportunity Closing Date: 6/18/2010)
Patient Navigator Outreach and Chronic Disease Prevention Act of 2005 (Authorizing Legislation)
Sixty-Day Federal Register Notice for Program Data Collection (PDF - 60 KB)
Archived Webinar: Clinical Trials (Recorded 04/13/12)
Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Patient Navigator Program
Alexis Bakos, PhD, MPH, RN,C