Infrastructure & Governance | Pediatrics

Patient Navigation in Pediatrics: A Promising Practice for Eliminating Healthcare Disparities

Patients and families with limited English proficiency (LEP) and/or low levels of acculturation can face multiple barriers when accessing tertiary care at the hospital and in community-based settings for their children with chronic/complex medical needs. Patient navigation has become well recognized as an effective intervention for reducing health disparities in many chronic adult conditions and cancer; and can be an effective tool in a tertiary pediatric care setting.