The Community Health Navigator Forum was held on Monday 24th October in the Tyree Room of the John Scientia Building.  The forum was a hybrid event (online and in-person) and aimed to highlight the value of Community Health Navigators and some local and international experience of implementing CHN programs. It was sponsored by CPHCE, Sydney Local Health District and Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network. 

There were about 95 registrants and the program included two international keynote presentations: one from Alex Farjardo on the El Sol Community Health Worker training program in Southern California and one from Fiona Doolan-Noble and Danielle Dawson and on 10 years of the Health Navigator Programs in the South Island of New Zealand. 

There were presentations on a range of programs in Sydney Local Health District involving various sorts of community health workers in health navigation support and two new programs – one in general practice and one for patients recently discharged from hospital.  A panel session discussed direction for the future including supporting training, accreditation and supervision, funding and ongoing development. 

For further information contact Miriam Olliek.