The BMC Toolkit offers case studies, tools and resources from cancer care navigation that can be applied to reduce the impact of the target disease, health disparities, and barriers to care unique to your own community.
For Program Planners, Volume 1: Developing your Patient Navigation Program
For Supervisors, Volume 2: Supervising and Supporting Patient Navigators
For Patient Navigators, Volume 3: Patient Navigation in the Field
Prepared by Tracy A. Battaglia MD, MPH, Women’s Health Unit, Boston Medical Center and Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health Victoria A. Parker DBA, EdM, Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health Molly E. McCoy MPH, Women’s Health Unit, Boston Medical Center Sarah E. Caron MPH, Women’s Health Unit, Boston Medical Center Jenniffer Leyson MA, Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health Sharon M. Bak MPH, Women’s Health Unit, Boston Medical Center Karen M. Freund MD, MPH, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center Acknowledgements We would like to recognize the following organizations and individuals who contributed to the development of The Boston Medical Center Patient Navigation Toolkit. Faculty and Staff of the AVON Breast Health Initiative and the Boston Patient Navigation Research Program for sharing their experience, skills and passion for navigation. The Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center for their assistance in developing the framework for this toolkit, including Joanne Calista, Tatyana Gordesky, Monica Grinberg, and Jena Bauman Adams. Patient navigators Wanda Turner and Mariuca Tuxbury, and their supervisor Bonnie Sherman for modeling navigation in the field and reviewing content. And finally, our outside reviewers Elizabeth Whitley, Carol VanDeusen Lucas, and Christine Norton for their advice and guidance on making the toolkit relevant and useful.
Made possible through generous funding by: The AVON Foundation and The National Cancer Institute (U01 CA116892
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