What is a Navigation Program?: A Q+A With Our Director of NavigationFebruary 5, 2020
Many of you have been asking… “So, what is a comprehensive navigation program?” Here are a few details to help answer that central question.
Q: What is navigation?
A: Navigation is a type of program that offers support to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome barriers in the health system and facilitate timely access to supportive care.
Q: What will the program help with?
A: Our program will empower patients and their families with relevant medical and research information, support them emotionally, connect them with practical resources, and help them build a community around them.
Q: Who will staff the navigation program?
A: Our program will be staffed by social workers and registered nurses who can be called or emailed if you are a patient, caregiver, loved one or surviving loved one affected by ALS.
Q: Who will the program service?
A: When launched it will be a national program servicing ALS patients and the loved ones who are caring or cared for ALS patients in the U.S.
Q: When is the program expected to launch?
A: Our navigation services will be available by May 2020.
This program will be a helping hand in connecting those it serves to the programs and services that best fit their needs and be a partner every step of the way in their ALS journey.