On June 25th, 2021, NPI completed the Patient Navigation training 2020-2021, in which 30 navigators from Guatemala and 10 from El Salvador participated.
The training was for eight months, during which navigators participated in 17 courses covering navigation, cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment, and community-based resources. Certified navigators supported a minimum of three patients for six months.
The program was supported by Verny A. Samayoa scholarship, and oncologists Sergio Ralón, Patricia Chacón, Erick Estrada, Juan Pablo Lezana, and Daniel Marroquín.
We congratulate the 23 navigators who completed the course and received their certification from NPI in conjunction with the George Washington Cancer Center (GWCC). These certified navigators also received the GWCC Patient Navigation guide in Spanish.