Patient Navigation: The Promise to Reduce Health Disparities

  title={Patient Navigation: The Promise to Reduce Health Disparities},
  author={MPH Karen M. Freund},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
T here is a great need for effective interventions to address health disparities for vulnerable populations, which may be defined by low education, low literacy, low income, inadequate health insurance, or minority racial / ethnic status. Many efforts have focused on the social determinants of health, resting on the notion that the magnitude of health outcome disparities affecting so many different racial and ethnic groups argues against biologic differences, but is rather due to social and… CONTINUE READING
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