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Introduction 项目介绍

The Chinatown Patient Navigation Program provides free patient navigation services to help Chicago Chinatown community members with cancer care and screening.

The program is part of a research study conducted by healthcare providers, social service providers, and health researchers at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, the Chinese American Service League, and Northwestern University.

Beginning in the fall of 2020, the Chinatown Patient Navigation Program will be available to the Chinatown community to participate in the research study.

Some examples of free patient navigation services available to research participants may include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Lung, breast, cervical, prostate, colon, and other cancer screenings
  • Language interpretation support during health visits to facilitate communication with healthcare teams
  • Referrals to social services (i.e. social workers, support groups, nutrition programs, survivorship clinics, etc.)
  • Elimination of cultural, transportation, financial, or insurance-related barriers to accessing care
  • Educational workshops and outreach programming

We invite you to join The Chinatown Patient Navigation Program to take care of you and your family’s health. Together, we can advocate for better healthcare services in the Chinatown community.

We highly encourage you to fill out this contact form if you or someone you know is interested in benefiting from their participation in this program.

If you are interested in reliable health information in Mandarin, please add us on WeChat to keep up with health events or contact us at 872-222-7588.

Funding support for the Chinatown Patient Navigation Program is provided by the National Cancer Institute (grant R01CA163830). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).