Colorado Health Navigator Registry

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Colorado established the first competency-based statewide registry in the nation for health navigators, an emerging workforce that has been proven to increase patient access to health care, improve health outcomes and equity, and reduce health care costs.
 
 
Note: We do not license or certify health navigators.

Visit the Colorado Health Navigator Registry!        

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In the Colorado Health Registry link you will find:

  • Navigators who have completed the requirements for this registry - ​A list of health navigators who have been trained and evaluated to have the knowledge, skills, and behaviors enabling them to perform successfully in relation to the entry-level competencies.
  • CDPHE-recognized training programs - ​A list of training programs for unlicensed health navigators recognized by the department. This helps us align the education around the core, entry-level competencies for health navigators in Colorado.
  • Competency evaluation sites - ​A list of competency evaluation sites. Please note: at this time, the only evaluation site is the Center for Academic and Professional Excellence (CAPE).
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These three lists are voluntary, and we provide them as part of our public service.

Please note: the registry will start being populated with training programs as they apply to become CDPHE-recognized.

Nothing on this site prohibits other health navigator training programs from operating or individuals from using the titles “health navigator” or “patient navigator.”

Credentialing process and the registry

The credentialing program is based on competency statements that represent generalist entry-level core competencies for unlicensed health navigators as determined by the department for over a decadein consultation with several advisory committees comprised of key members of the public. The competency statements describe the desired knowledge, skills and behaviors that enable health navigators to perform successfully in healthcare organizations.

Our registry provides:

  • A list of unlicensed health navigators who have been trained and evaluated to have the knowledge, skills and behaviors enabling them to perform successfully in relation to the entry-level competency statements.
  • A list of training programs for unlicensed health navigators recognized by the department. This helps us align the education around the core, entry-level competencies for health navigators in Colorado.
  • A list of health navigator competency evaluation sites recognized by the department.​
  • Because our credentialing program is voluntary for training programs and health navigators, we do not prohibit non-credentialed health navigator training programs from operating or prohibit non-credentialed individuals from using the “health navigator” title.

DISCLAIMER:

Although we make every attempt to keep the information in this listing up to date, we cannot ensure the accuracy of it. This information is provided with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete and conclusions drawn from such information are the responsibility of the user. CDPHE does not recommend or endorse listed individuals or training programs, nor is CDPHE responsible or liable for services performed by these individuals or programs.