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    Washington Post Makes Health Navigators Front Page News

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 20, 2015 10:24:51 AM

     

    Guest blogger, author, and editor of the Essential Public Health Series, Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD, writes about the emerging career field known as "Health Navigator."

    On July 4, the Washington Post featured a front page article, “Navigators’ for cancer patients: A nice perk or something more?” Perhaps the Post recognized that health navigators can provide “independence day” for patients with serious disease. The article and the comments provided numerous testimonials recognizing the “godsend” that health navigators can be for cancer patients. They also indicated that health navigators are being shown to be cost-effective at least for poorer patients.

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    Topics: Health, Kay Perrin, Navigating Health Insurance, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Heal, Author, Jones and Bartlett Learning, Jones & Bartlett Learning Essential Public Hea, Jones & Bartlett Learning Health Navigation, Navigating Community and Consumer Health, Navigating the U.S Healthy System, Navigators, Principles of Health Navigation, Public Health, Public Health 101, Richard Riegelman

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