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Program Schedule Fall 2022

Sessions: Health Navigator Training

Tuesday August 2 Module: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
Thursday August 4 Module: Mental Health First Aid
Tuesday August 9 Module: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
Thursday August 11 Module: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Tuesday August 16 Module: True Colors 
Thursday August 18 Module: Motivational Interviewing 
Tuesday August 23 Module: Motivational Interviewing 
Thursday August 25 Module: Health Navigation Module 1 Role and Scope, Patient Engagement 
Tuesday August 30 Health Navigation Module 2 Healthcare Teams and Communication
Thursday September 1 Health Navigation Module 4 Oral Health, Trauma Informed Care and Healthcare Law and Ethics
Tuesday September 6 Module: Intro to Chronic Disease (No Live Zoom Class) Self Led On-Line Course
Thursday September 8  Module: Health Navigation Module 3 Cultural Competence
Tuesday September 13 Module: Denver Health and Human Resources: Health Navigation Local Resources
Thursday September 15Module: Health Navigation Module 5 Resources, Scenarios and Healthcare 101 

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).

Dismissal:  

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:  

The Multidisciplinary Center on Aging’s (MCoA) Health Navigation training program is currently in interim status which was given by the Colorado Department of Public Health & the Environment (CDPHE. MCoA is working to meet the developed criteria required by CDPHE to become a fully recognized Health Navigation Training Program in the state of Colorado.

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 that have successfully completed Health Navigator and Older Adult Research Peer Specialist training may be eligible for paid positions across academic and industry to join research teams.