This certificate program is designed to prepare students to work as Healthcare Navigators. Healthcare Navigators are part of the health care team assisting people to access resources outside of primary and tertiary care facilities which contribute to treatment compliance and improving overall health. Healthcare Navigators are knowledgeable about community resources, communication and interviewing skills, public and private health care financing.
Students will learn about health concepts, resources and skills related to the role and responsibility of Healthcare Navigator. Emphasis on working in community based settings, publicly and privately funded health and social services, broad determinants of heath, communications skills and barriers to health care services and related community resources.