Patient Navigation


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Patient Navigation Training Programs:

Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Training Institute:  Patient Navigation was founded by Harold P. Freeman, M.D. in 1990, when he initiated and developed the first Patient Navigation program in Harlem to reduce disparities in access to diagnosis and treatment of cancer, particularly among poor and uninsured people.  

George Washington University Cancer Institute (GWCI):  The GWCI provides patient navigation and survivorship training. 

National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators:  To promote excellence in oncology patient care by fostering collaborative relationships and professional development among oncology nurse navigators and all healthcare disciplines locally, regionally, and nationally. 


The Association of Community Cancer Centers: Provides tools for implementing a comprehensive patient navigation program at your community cancer center, including assessment tools, navigator job descriptions, and SOPs. This includes sample intake and referral forms, tracking forms, discharge tools, and patient and physician satisfaction surveys. 

National Cancer Institute Grid Enabled Measures (NCI GEM): In the last twenty years, numerous studies have empirically examined decision making processes and outcomes in clinical settings. One of challenges that the shared decision making (SDM) research community faces is a paucity of standardized measures of the SDM antecedents, process, quality, and outcomes.  

Provider Resources: 

Cancer Survivorship E-learning Series for Survivors: The National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center (The Survivorship Center) is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the George Washington University Cancer Institute funded through a 5-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Survivorship Center's mission is to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors and caregivers and reduce death and disability due to cancer by focusing on the importance of improving functioning and helping survivors achieve optimal health and well-being.