The next phase for AYA Patient Navigation is sharing the valuable knowledge we’ve amassed and created at the Ulman Foundation with health care providers across the country.
Over the past 12 years of providing AYA navigation, we’ve learned the unique needs of adolescent and young adult patients, the barriers they face in pursuit of the best care, and the intervention strategies that have proven to be effective with this age group.
We have operated programming in healthcare institutions of all types – NCI designated comprehensive cancer centers at world-class academic medical centers, a pediatric specialty hospital, the military’s primary domestic medical center, and community hospitals – and have developed protocols unique to each of these varied settings.
We can’t keep this knowledge to ourselves.
We’ve started to train healthcare providers at hospitals in need of an AYA program with the best practices we’ve developed.
When fully operational this training program will enable exponential numbers of AYA cancer patients to receive proper support, leveraging clinical staff already at work in hospitals across the country.