The Care Navigator Scholar program offers individuals the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in working with underserved communities to improve health outcomes. As a Care Navigator Scholar, you will receive training to prepare you to connect patients to educational resources, community-based opportunities, and more. You will work closely with care coordinators, social workers, health care administrators and case managers to be uniquely positioned to support interventions targeted towards special populations including homeless individuals and those diagnosed with chronic conditions.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn a completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management and distinguish themselves as top candidates for employment in the health care industry. The program is offered year-round at select sites in California with 9-month and 6-month options. The 9-month program requires an average of 1 to 2 four-hour shifts per week. The 6-month option requires that students shift a minimum of 2 four-hour shifts per week.
This program is for students interested in public health, social work, psychology or health care administration. The program will provide real world experience and allow students to understand what to expect when working as a professional in these fields.