Integrated Public Health

Integrated Public Health Navigation

Integrated Public Health: Health Navigation (HLC/DOE FA Hold)
Effective term: 
2019 Spring
Final term: 
2019 Summer
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College Specific
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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.

Program notes

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

Admission criteria

Formal application and acceptance into the program. Able to meet background check drug screening, health and immunization requirements.

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COM270Health Communication 3
FON241Principles of Human Nutrition 3
HCC146Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 2
IPH101Introduction to Public Health 3
IPH105Introduction to Patient Navigation 3
IPH275Patient Navigator Practicum 3
SPA117Health Care Spanish I 3
HES210Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness (3) OR
HCR230Culture and Health (3) 3
  1. Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructure and how clients access care and services. (IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
  2. 2. Identify and explain key issues facing community public health professionals. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
  3. 3. Assess the social, cultural, and behavioral factors that impact health and heath care. (HCR230, HES210, IPH105, IPH275, SPA117)
  4. 4. Use effective care coordination and transition management methods in acute care and ambulatory care in community settings. (IPH101, IPH105, IPH275, SPA117)
  5. 5. Facilitate client-centered care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health. (COM270, HES210, HCR230, IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
  6. 6. Use interpersonal and presentational communication skills that promote supportive collaborative relationships with clients, families, and health professionals and that result in an effective exchange of information. (COM270, HCC146, IPH101, IPH275, SPA117)
  7. 7. Use appropriate technology to deliver healthcare services to the community. (HCC146, IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
  8. 8. Design assessments and use the data to improve collaboratively the navigation process. (IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
  9. 9. Exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect safe, legal, and ethical practice. (FON241, IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
  10. Implement strategies to improve health outcomes for an individual and/or community. (COM270, FON241, IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
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