Ulman Foundation Announces Partnership with
Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators

February 21, 2019 The Ulman Foundation is delighted to announce they are partnering with the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+).
Ulman has operated a distinctive adolescent and young adult (AYA) navigation program for the past 17 years. Working in conjunction with the medical care teams at institutions and within the community, Ulman Navigators provide a holistic approach to patient care, addressing various needs of young adults who face a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and life with cancer.
AYA Navigation Director at Ulman, Christina Miller, LCPC, OPN-CG shared, “This partnership will raise awareness of the unique psychosocial and emotional barriers to care that Adolescent and Young Adult patients experience. Together, our alliance will elevate the practice of all of the AONN+ 8,200-person membership, which, in return, will improve the quality of care our AYAs receive, nationally.”
AONN+ Program Director Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, added, “I have known the Ulman Foundation since its inception and have always been impressed with its dedication to young people battling cancer. It is a privilege to form a partnership with them in this way so we can work together to further support the navigation needs of this special cancer patient population.”
AONN+ is the largest national professional organization dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life by defining, enhancing, and promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators.
Their mission is to advance the role of patient navigation in cancer care and survivorship planning by providing a network for collaboration and development of best practices for the improvement of patient access to care, evidence-based cancer treatment, and quality of life during and after cancer treatment so that all cancer patients may benefit from their guidance, insight, and personal advocacy.
About AONN+
The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) has over 8,200 members and was founded in May 2009 to provide a network for all professionals involved and interested in patient navigation and survivorship care services to better manage the complexities of the cancer care treatment continuum for their patients. We view our organization as one consisting of “professional patient advocates” and, to that end, we support and serve our members.
Learn more about our AYA Navigation programs at https://ulmanfoundation.org/healthcare-providers/

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