Part of the Pathways in Health for Immigrant Populations Fellowship, this course prepares students to be Health Navigators in a medical setting. This course explores the role of the health navigator, health inequalities, cultural humility, seven guiding principles for working with clients, initial client interviews, client-centered practices, care management services, home visiting, and effective professional skills.
The Health Navigator Certificate of Achievement program prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for obtaining work in the fields of healthcare, public health, and human/social services. Working with case managers and other team members, Health Navigators provide guidance, health assessments, health education, health outreach, and community resource referrals to support a client’s disease management, lifestyle management, and care coordination. They act as a bridge between the patient, the family, the community, the healthcare team, and the healthcare system. This program can be completed within one year, culminating in a Certificate of Achievement upon satisfactory completion of all requirements.
This certificate prepares students for the many careers related to the title ‘Health Navigator,’ including, but not limited to: Community Health Workers, Patient (Care) Navigators, Patient Services Advocate, Patient Service Representatives, Human Service Workers, Community Liaisons, and Community Health Advocates.