Navigator Grant Recipients

Who Are Patient Navigators?

Patient Navigators are trained, culturally competent health care workers who work with patients, families, physicians and the health care system to ensure cancer patients’ needs are appropriately and effectively addressed.

What Do Patient Navigators Do?

The most important role of patient navigators is to ensure that individuals with suspicious cancer findings receive timely diagnosis and treatment.

Patient navigators work with cancer patients to “navigate” the health care system and access appropriate social and financial services. A primary function of the navigator is to establish and help maintain communication between patients, their families, physicians and the health care system.

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Reducing Barriers to Cancer Care for Low Income, Rural Residents of Kennebec and Somerset County $161,562 Navigator MaineGeneral Health
2017 Patient Navigation Program $161,388 Navigator Pen Bay Medical Center
2017 Lung Screening Navigator Enhanced with Tracking and Reporting Software System $164,000 Navigator Central Maine Medical Center
2017 Establishing a Patient Navigator Program at Mount Desert Island Hospital $161,614 Navigator Mount Desert Island Hospital
2017 Caring Connections Patient Navigator $110,386 Navigator Caring Connections
2016 Ambulatory Nurse Navigator with emphasis on Lung Cancer Screening $164,000 Navigator Southern Maine Health Care
2016 Maine Immigrant Patient Navigation Project $138,725 Navigator Maine Migrant Health Program
2016 Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation across the Continuum of Care $164,000 Navigator Healthy Acadia
2015 Eliminating Barriers to Cancer Screening through Use of Navigator Medical Assistants $164,000 Navigator Penobscot Community Health Care
2015 Sebasticook Valley Health Navigator Program $137,248 Navigator Sebasticook Valley Health
2015 Early Access Patient Navigator $164,000 Navigator The Aroostook Medical Center
2015 Franklin's Navigator Program for Colorectal Cancer Screening $164,000 Navigator Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County
2011 Passport to Care $10,000 Navigator Maine Medical Center Research Institute
2010 Patient Navigator Program $6,465 Navigator Waldo County General Hospital