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Program Schedule 2023

Sessions: Health Navigator Training

Monday Feb 13Mental Health First Aid (Shannon and JR)
Thursday Feb 16Mental Health First Aid (Shannon and JR)
Monday Feb 20HN Module 1: Role and Scope, Patient Engagement (David, Lorenzo and Shannon)
Thursday Feb 23 True Colors (Shannon and Kady)
Monday Feb 27Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Shannon and Lorenzo)
Thursday March 2Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Shannon and Lorenzo)
Monday March 6 Motivational Interviewing (Katie and Shannon)
Thursday March 9 Motivational Interviewing (Katie and Shannon)
Monday March 13HN Module 2: HCT (Shannon and David)
Thursday March 16HN Module 3: CC/HL (Ron, Lorenzo and David)
Monday March 20HN Module 4: Trauma Informed Care and Ethics (Shannon and David)
Thursday March 23HN Module 6: Intro to Chronic Disease (self-led) and Health Navigator Panel Discussion
Monday March 27DHHS local resources: (Kathy; she will send a different meeting link)
Thursday March 30HN Module 5: Resources, Scenarios, Healthcare 101 (David, Lorenzo and Shannon)
Week of April 3rd offSpring Break
Monday, April 10thOlder Adult Research Specialist Training begins

Program Admission:  

Admission is open to any Colorado resident age 18+ who attends one of the Information Sessions and subsequently completes the program registration form and letter of commitment. We do not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran or military status, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Upon completion of the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging Health Navigator Training Program trainees are eligible to continue training as Older Adult Research Peer Specialists (OARS).


We reserve the right to dismiss an individual from the training program for the following reasons: disruption; confidentially violations; non-compliance with curriculum (must complete all components of the training within a year unless otherwise approved by program staff).  

Training Completion:  

CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging has achieved full-recognition by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) as an official Colorado Health Navigator Program and can now be found on the
State’s Registry for Health Navigator Programs

An individual has successfully completed the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging’s (MCoA) Health Navigation Training Program if the following criteria are met: 1) all curriculum components are complete, 2) the participant has completed the pre and post-tests within Canvas, as well as course evaluations for each course/module and a final, comprehensive post-training evaluation.

Participants who complete the entire Health Navigation program are eligible to take the Colorado Health Navigator Competency Assessment given by Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Those who pass the assessment are placed on an online registry maintained by CDPHE. (the assessment is an opportunity but not required). 

Note: There is a two-hour booster class required by all individuals choosing to take the CAPE assessment.

Upon completion of the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging's Health Navigator Training Program trainees are eligible to continue training as Older Adult Research Peer Specialists (OARS).  The OARS training begins a 2nd 7-week training program specifically focused to train older adults to join research teams and play a pivotal role in education, recruitment, and retainment of older adults in research and clinical trials.  Trainees who have successfully completed Health Navigator and Older Adult Research Peer Specialist training may be eligible for paid positions to join academic research teams.