The Young and A Survivor (YAAS) program at the University of Illinois Cancer Center is recruiting participants for a free 14-week online training program for patient navigators and community health workers to support individuals with breast cancer.
The Breast Cancer Survivorship Navigator Virtual Learning Collaborative meets on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST starting Tuesday, January 31.
Through a series of 14 interactive 60-minute virtual sessions, participants will learn from survivorship experts about supporting patients in a variety of areas including psychosocial care, managing treatment side effects, insurance and financial toxicity, clinical trials, sexual health, and family risk and genetics. Each topic presentation is followed by discussion of real-life de-identified cases presented by participants. The de-identified case presentations provide participants the opportunity to receive guidance and resources for their clients, as well as support from their peers.
The program is open to those individuals currently providing care to people diagnosed with breast cancer, such as patient navigators, community health workers, and facilitators of breast cancer support groups and health ministries. Participants must commit to actively participate in the full 14-week series and be willing to present at least one de-identified client case.
Registration is required. Click here for the form.