Women's Health

How a Health Navigator Can Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

Where can health navigators work?

Where can health navigators work?

Some health navigators function in a social worker capacity. Capital Breast Care Center is a health navigation program at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C. focusing on impoverished women who can have a difficult time simply arriving to a screening. Tesha Coleman serves as program director for Capital Breast Care Center, and has developed a special transportation team that drives marked vans to low-income residencies, picking up women for annual mammograms. In this case, and in cases where the health navigator is involved from the very beginning, medical groups are able to focus more resources on patients who require more assistance.