Integrated Public Health

Integrated Public Health Navigation

Integrated Public Health: Health Navigation
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2019 Fall
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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. Arizona Department of Public Safety Level one fingerprint clearance card required. 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
HES210Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness (3) OR
HCR230Culture and Health (3) 3
IPH101Introduction to Public Health 3
IPH105Introduction to Patient Navigation 3
IPH275Patient Navigator Practicum 3
SPA117Health Care Spanish I 3
  1. Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructures. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101)
  2. Discuss local, regional, national, and global population health and health disparities. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101)
  3. Identify and explain key issues facing community public health professionals. (FON241, IPH101)
  4. Communicate effectively with the health care team, diverse client populations, and their families. (COM270, HCC146, SPA117)
  5. Assess the social, cultural, and behavioral factors in health. (HCR230, HES210)
  6. 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)
  7. Exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect safe, legal, and ethical practice. (COM270, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH105)
  8. Provide information and refer clients based on the identified barriers and needs to appropriate resources and services available to the client. (COM270, IPH105)
  9. Describe the role of prevention and community collaborations in promoting healthy communities. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101)
  10. Implement strategies to improve health outcomes for an individual and/or community. (IPH101, IPH275, SPA117)
  11. Use effective care coordination and transition management methods in acute care and ambulatory care in community settings. (FON241, IPH105, IPH275)
  12. Facilitate client-centered care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health. (FON241, IPH105, IPH275)
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