Patient Navigation was founded by Harold P. Freeman, M.D. in 1990, when he initiated and developed the first Patient Navigation program in Harlem to reduce disparities in access to diagnosis and treatment of cancer, particularly among poor and uninsured people. In 2007, as a direct result of a $2.5M grant received from the Amgen Foundation, the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention established the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute (HPFPNI) to support patient navigation training to individuals associated with organizations. The Institute opened its doors to address the growth in patient navigation programs, but also to offer standards and best practices that are customizable to meet each program's needs.
The core principles of the Institute, applied to save lives from cancer and chronic diseases, include:
The Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute, located in New York City, serves as the gold standard in patient navigation and offers the only certificate of completion program in patient navigation endorsed by Harold P. Freeman, M.D. The Institute's goals are to:
To date, the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute has taught over 1,000 people the skills of successful patient navigation and has served leading organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Cleveland Clinic, and the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention with training programs aimed at increasing their efficiencies and supporting retention rates of patients via patient navigation.
The Harold P. Freeman Institute for Patient Navigation is a 501c3 non-profit organization:
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Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute
55 Exchange Place
New York, NY 10005-3304