Sebasticook Valley Health Navigator Program

About This Grant:

The role of the cancer patient navigator will fill a gap in care that will meet a substantial and meaningful need for our patients.

Please note: This grant award will cover three years of patient navigator service at Sebasticook Valley Health for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The patient navigator will:

  • Perform preventive health screenings and basic health risk assessments in community settings, linking patients with risk factors for cancer to a primary care provider;
  • Provide health education based on patient needs;
  • Assist patients to establish health goals and monitor patient progress over time;
  • Assist the patient through the process of seeking care, linking patients to community resources if/when appropriate;
  • Partner with patients who do not have an ability to pay for care to investigate opportunities for financial assistance/health insurance.

The patient navigator will also serve as a referral source for patients diagnosed with cancer or who are identified at high risk for cancer
by the primary care provider based on the following factors:

  • Tobacco Use
  • Obesity
  • Family History
  • Age

Following the referral, the patient navigator will serve as a resource, provider liaison, health educator, and conduit of information for the
patient and the patient’s family, providing advocacy when appropriate.

$137,248
2015
Access to Care
Patient Navigation
Patient Support
Prevention
Screening

MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION GRANTS TO THIS ORGANIZATION:

Year Grant Title Category Amount Grant Recipient
2018 An Outreach, Education, and Navigation Program to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screenings for All Eligible Adults in the Sebasticook Valley Region Colorectal Cancer, Screening $85,791 Sebasticook Valley Health
2015 Sebasticook Valley Health Navigator Program Access to Care, Patient Navigation, Patient Support, Prevention, Screening $137,248 Sebasticook Valley Health