The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Integrated Public Health: Health Navigation program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment as health navigators or community health workers. It is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health industries, including public health, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, and a variety of non-profit agencies that serve the community. Students will be exposed to how to identify appropriate health resources and services for clients and to communicate with diverse populations. In addition, students will study in depth a variety of insurance coverage and government programs to help their clients optimize the benefits and resources available to them.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program. One or more of the prerequisite courses for a Required Course may be waived by Program Director depending on student experience and/or prior skills.
Formal application and acceptance into the program. Arizona Department of Public Safety Level one fingerprint clearance card required. Able to meet background check drug screening, health and immunization requirements.
|FON241||Principles of Human Nutrition||3|
|HCC146||Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals||2|
|HES210||Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness (3) OR|
|HCR230||Culture and Health (3)||3|
|IPH101||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|IPH105||Introduction to Patient Navigation||3|
|IPH275||Patient Navigator Practicum||3|
|SPA117||Health Care Spanish I||3|
- Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructures. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101)
- Discuss local, regional, national, and global population health and health disparities. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101)
- Identify and explain key issues facing community public health professionals. (FON241, IPH101)
- Communicate effectively with the health care team, diverse client populations, and their families. (COM270, HCC146, SPA117)
- Assess the social, cultural, and behavioral factors in health. (HCR230, HES210)
- Incorporate evidence-based health care practices into the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education interventions and public health programs. (COM270, FON241, HCR230, HES210)
- Exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect safe, legal, and ethical practice. (COM270, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH105)
- Provide information and refer clients based on the identified barriers and needs to appropriate resources and services available to the client. (COM270, IPH105)
- Describe the role of prevention and community collaborations in promoting healthy communities. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101)
- Implement strategies to improve health outcomes for an individual and/or community. (IPH101, IPH275, SPA117)
- Use effective care coordination and transition management methods in acute care and ambulatory care in community settings. (FON241, IPH105, IPH275)
- Facilitate client-centered care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health. (FON241, IPH105, IPH275)