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For graduates and students of colleges and universities (age 18+) with an interest in care coordination
Upon completion, scholars will receive a completion certification from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management.
Scholars must be accepted to, enrolled in or graduated from an accredited college or university, and be at least 18 years old. Scholars must be currently enrolled in the Health Scholar program in order to apply to the Care Navigator Scholar program.
Care Navigator Scholars provide support in clinical or administrative settings within a health system. Their role is to assist staff in addressing patients’ barriers to care and connecting patients who have multiple needs to a continuum of health and social services they need to get well and stay healthy. Specific tasks will vary from site to site but may include both face-to-face and telephonic communication with patients and administrative services. You will gain direct experience in this emerging field.
The field of care coordination includes many positions: care coordinator, care navigator, patient navigator, care manager, patient advocate or patient guide. Professional care coordinators can include licensed professionals such as registered nurses and social workers, or unlicensed professionals such as community health workers.
Embedded in the Health Scholar tuition, for more information, please visit: Tuition & Fees