Patient Navigator Program was created to bridge the gap between the Asian American and Pacific Islander patient and the healthcare system. It aims to increase healthcare access by breaking the barriers of language, culture, unfamiliar healthcare system, and economics.
This program was founded in 2003, after noting that:
The patient navigator program was designed to assist Asians within the community in navigating and understanding the health care system by providing volunteer patient navigators who serve as a connection between the health care provider and the Asian American seeking health care access.
Patient navigators break the barriers of language and culture by closely guiding the patient through the process. Its unique feature lies in matching the Asian American patient with a volunteer from the same language and cultural background who is trained in securing the most benefits from the public health care system of Michigan.Strategies
Languages and phone number
(616)540-7905 or (616)706-1912