Health Care Navigation
Trying to understand the health care system shouldn’t be a detriment to anyone’s health.
Some of our volunteer opportunities provide general support in health care and clinical settings. A more involved track is the Experience Engaged Health Care Navigation Program. Through this program, you as a navigator, will help people find their way through the health care system, enabling them to break through the barriers that stand between patients and the services they need. Volunteers who want to pursue this opportunity enroll in our specialized training program.
Experience Engaged Health Care Navigation Training
Experience Engaged’s Health Care Navigation program includes a 30-hour curriculum, is offered four times a year, and is free to our participants. It consists of five days of instruction, expert presentations, and group practice. The training program is recognized by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
After completion of the program, we place our Navigators with providers whose clients or patients need help with access to general health and health care, nutrition/food security, insurance/financial assistance, general literacy/health literacy, primary and specialized care, transportation, and language/cultural barriers.
Health Care Navigation is not only a meaningful volunteer opportunity, but it can also be a path to a rewarding career. Successful completion of the program includes a listing in the state’s public health registry and access to jobs in hospitals or clinics seeking qualified health navigators.