Getting Started

Patient Navigation in Appalachia: Getting Started

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.50
    • CPE: 0.50
    • CNE: 0.50
    • KBSW: 0.50
    • CPHCE: 1.00
    • CHES: 0.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jan 1, 2018
  • Expires: Dec 31, 2020
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    30 Minutes
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Carl Nathe provided the voiceover for this module.

Faculty

Mark Dignan Mark Dignan, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Prevention Research Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Sharon K.  Dwyer Sharon K. Dwyer, MS
Co-Coordinator for the Appalachia Navigation Network Project,
University of Kentucky Prevention Research Center
Lexington, KY

Needs Statement

Patients in Appalachia face unique barriers to accessing and navigating complex health care delivery systems due to distance from care and life circumstances. There is a shortage of trained patient navigators to address the needs of Appalachian patients, particularly barriers to health care, using patient navigation skills and strategies. Training is needed to provide basic definitions and orientation to the practice of patient navigation in Appalachia.

Target Audience

Health Care professionals in a rural healthcare setting.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Define patient navigation.
2. Describe key functions of patient navigators.
3. Describe the key elements of effective patient navigation.
4. Identify skills that are important for patient navigation to be effective in working with Appalachian populations.

Accreditation

CME
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism

CPE
ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-17-181-H01-P and will award 0.50 contact hours (0.050 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

CNE
The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-01-18-942. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

KBSW
This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 0.50 hours.

CPHCE
University of Kentucky College of Public Health certifies that this educational activity was designated for 1.00 hour of Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) credit. This course is approved for continuing education by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. ()

CHES
The Department of Public Health, Western Kentucky University has been designated as a Multiple Event Provider (#KY0022) of Category I continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 0.50 Category I entry level contact hours in health education for event #61029.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors or planners  have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. 

Acknowledgment

This mdoule was funded by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

CE Content Concerns

Policy

Concerns or complaints related to ACPE or ACCME standards may be submitted in writing to the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral by fax to 859-323-2920, or by mail to 2365 Harrodsburg Road, Ste B475, Lexington, KY 40504

Procedures

  • The Director or his/her designee will review, investigate, forward and/or respond to complaints and will put forth a best effort to adjudicate the issue(s), along with CECentral staff members, within two (2) weeks of receipt of the grievance or complaint.
  • If needed, concerns, complaints, or grievances will be brought before the UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board.
  • Issues regarding activity content also will be reviewed and addressed by the Activity Director.
  • A written decision will be issued in a timely manner by the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral or his/herdesignee.
  • Grievances will be considered when planning future activities.

Appeal Procedure

  • Persons who wish to appeal a decision should address the appeal by email, fax or in writing to the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral within two (2) weeks of receipt of the response.
  • The Director will bring the appeal to the UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board.
  • The results of the appeal will be sent to the participant no later than two (2) weeks following the meeting of the board.