Patient navigation pilot project: results from the Community Health Advisors in Action Program (CHAAP).

@article{Fouad2010PatientNP,
  title={Patient navigation pilot project: results from the Community Health Advisors in Action Program (CHAAP).},
  author={Mona Fouad and Theresa Ann Wynn and Michelle R. Martin and Edward Partridge},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={155-61}
}
To facilitate access to care and to ensure adherence to diagnostic follow-up of positive breast cancer screening or prescribed treatment for confirmed cancer, community volunteers were used as patient navigators (PNs) for a population of low-income, medically underserved women, primarily African Americans. Partnerships were established with local healthcare facilities, residents from the targeted areas were hired as county coordinators, and community volunteers were trained to serve as PNs… CONTINUE READING

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