Community Health Navigation Services are offered at select Mosaic Primary Care Network clinics to help patients with long-term health conditions navigate their care and access available services in the community. The program is unique as it is also a part of a research study at the University of Calgary. The program is being studied to determine if a Community Health Navigator (CHN) helps patients with long-term health conditions achieve better health and wellness.
CHNs are not health professionals like a doctor or nurse, but they support the work health professionals do. They are experts in the community they serve and help connect patients with health programs and resources.
How can CHNs support patients?
Patients may be eligible to participate in the study if they have 2 or more of the following:
- High blood pressure
- Kidney problems
- Heart disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (REB17-0360).