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Mount Sinai Tisch Cancer Center Lay Health Navigators Program

Mount Sinai Tisch Cancer Center Lay Health Navigators Program

Community outreach initiative bringing bilingual health ambassadors to the Brooklyn community. 

BCCC-CuRE is partnering with The Tisch Cancer Institute Community Outreach and Engagement Program at Mount Sinai to launch the Mount Sinai Tisch Cancer Center Lay Health Navigator Program at Brooklyn College. Lay Health Navigators reach out to community members to improve access to cancer screenings and care, especially among underserved communities across NYC. BC Students in the Lay Health Navigator program will learn to guide patients through the health-care system so that they may receive medical services, such as a cancer-screening test.

Students selected for the program attend a 2-hour virtual or in-person training session and work with a professional Community Health Worker.  Once trained, students will commit to navigating at least 20 patients a year (about 20 hours of work).