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
2015 Sebasticook Valley Health Navigator Program Access to Care, Patient Navigation, Patient Support, Prevention, Screening $137,248 Sebasticook Valley Health