In Brief

A program empowers bilingual Hispanic community influencers to help vulnerable families in America.

The Patient Navigator Research Program brings together healthcare workers to assist Hispanic families in dealing with various health issues, but focuses extensively on cancer patients. It is being funded by the National Cancer Institute and LIVESTRONG, Lance Armstrong’s Foundation. According to Hispanic Trending:

Bilingual, bicultural patient navigators are stationed at cancer centers in a handful of U.S. cities with large Latino populations. They’re helping Hispanics with cancer fill out important medical forms, make doctor’s appointments and arrange transportation for treatment.

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