Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals (Colorado Springs, CO)


6/4/2018 – 6/6/2018

8:30 am-5 pm


$25 Colorado residents, $750 out of state residents, No Cost (Group Registration)


University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO   80918

Primary Competency

Analytical/Assessment Skills

Patient Navigator Fundamentals is a three-day in-person course with an online course component designed to improve your patient navigation skills. Topics in this comprehensive "Level 1" training include patient communication, health promotion, professional conduct and motivational interviewing. Don‘t miss this opportunity to network with other patient navigators!


  • Patient navigation history and new developments
  • Patient communication strategies
  • Assessing patient strengths and barriers
  • Patient resources
  • Ethical decision making
  • Patient confidentiality
  • Health promotion
  • Assess patient readiness to change
  • Health literacy
  • Introduction to motivational interviewing

Please Note: To receive a certificate of completion for this course you must attend and actively participate in the entire program of training (online and face to face). Before class begins, you must also complete online “pre-work” activities to prepare you for small group discussions and other learning activities.


Due to grant funding through June 2018, this training will be offered at a highly discounted rate of $25 for Colorado residents.

The cost is $750 for out of state participants.

Please enter No Cost (Group Registration) if you or your employer will send a check for your registration fee. 

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the history and purpose of patient navigation
  • Describe ways to develop effective relationships with other healthcare team members
  • Describe effective ways to ask questions that assess patient needs
  • Describe ways to maintain professional boundaries
  • Define “social determinants of health” and “health disparities”
  • Identify ways to provide culturally competent services and address language barriers
  • Apply health beliefs to reduce barriers and deliver health messages
  • Describe why it is important to improve health information readability
  • Define Motivational Interviewing
  • Demonstrate the four communication skills used in MI

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