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National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT) Call to Action Series 2022-2023
NNRT Call to Action Series
National Navigation Roundtable’s (NNRT) Call to Action Series (attached) is hosting four important discussions featuring the Supplement the special Supplement A Decade Later: The State of Patient Navigation in Cancer published in the Cancer journal on June 14, 2022. Link to the free supplement: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/10970142/2022/128/S13
The Supplement is a collection of 13 patient navigation articles that will improve cancer care disparities across the cancer continuum by highlighting the critical role of evidence-based navigation.
Panel sessions will focus on opportunities, initiatives and coordinating a patient navigation sustainability plan sponsored by the NNRT as well as select member organizations, and will share successes in community outreach, health equity, and patient-centered care along the patient navigation cancer continuum.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.

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Flexibility, Adaptation and Roles of Patient Navigators in Oncology During COVID-19: November 15, 2022
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Elizabeth Franklin, PhD, MSW
Head, US Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy, Oncology @Sanofi
Elizabeth Franklin, PhD, MSW, Head, US Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy, Oncology at Sanofi. Dr. Franklin is an advocate for people impacted by cancer and is passionate about ensuring that patient voices are the north star in health care decision and policy making. Dr. Franklin, Ms. Monica Dean and Ms. Brenda Nevidjon on November 9th, 2022 will lead this session and discuss the importance of The Professional Oncology Navigation Task Force and published the Oncology Navigation Standards of Professional Practice (PONT). This session will provide professional oncology clinical navigators and patient navigators with clear information regarding the standards of professional practice. Dr. Franklin will also be co-lead on the January 15, 2023 webinar: Evaluating Sustainability of Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology by Length of Existence, Funding, and Payment Model Participation
Sharon Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN
Program Director @Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators Leadership Council
Sharon Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN, Program Director for Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators. Ms. Gentry’s is dedicated to oncology nursing for over 40 years with the last 22 focused on patient navigation. Ms. Gentry and Dr. Patricia Valverde are two of the lead authors on, "Flexibility, Adaptation and Roles of Patient Navigators in Oncology during COVID-19". On November 15, 2022 they will lead a group of panelists will provide an update on the impact and the expanded roles patient navigators developed during COVID-19 and insights on the importance of patient navigation.
Patricia Alvarez Valverde, PhD, MPH
Interim Director of the Latino Research and Policy Center @Colorado School of Public Health, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Patricia Alvarez Valverde PhD MPH is the Interim Director of the Latino Research and Policy Center at the Colorado School of Public Health, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She teaches and conducts research related to patient navigation, care coordination and community health work. She is director of the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative. Dr. Valverde and Ms. Gentry are the lead authors on this topic: "Flexibility, Adaptation and Roles of Patient Navigators in Oncology during COVID-19". On November 15, 2022, Dr. Patricia Valverde and Ms. Sharon Gentry will lead a group of panelists will provide an update on the impact and the expanded roles patient navigators developed during COVID-19 and insights on the importance of patient navigation.
Katie Garfield, JD
Clinical Instructor at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation @Of Harvard Law School
Katie Garfield, JD, Center For Health Law Policy Innovation Of Harvard Law School. Ms Garfield collaborates with community-based organizations, state agencies, health care providers, and state and national coalitions to address legal and policy barriers that limit the ability of U.S. health care providers and payers to effectively address patient health-related social needs. Ms. Garfield and Dr. Franklin are lead authors of: "Evaluating Sustainability of Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology by Length of Existence, Funding, and Payment Model Participation" The session on January 12, 2023 will be lead by Ms. Garfield, Dr. Franklin and Ms. Arias and they will provide insight on the current state and drivers to sustaining patient navigation and increase equitable access to care.
Gladys Arias, MPA
Principal for Health Equity Policy Analysis and Legislative Support @American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Gladys Arias, MPA is a Principal for Health Equity Policy Analysis and Legislative Support at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Ms. Arias works to advance public policy that will advance health equity across the cancer care continuum. “Evaluating Sustainability of Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology by Length of Existence, Funding, and Payment Model Participation’ on January 12, 2023 facilitated by Ms. Arias, Dr. Franklin and Ms. Katie Garfield will provide insight on the current state and drivers to sustaining patient navigation and increase equitable access to care.