The Benefit of Health System Navigation for People Living with Health Conditions and New Diagnoses

Provincial health systems have long wait times and convoluted pathways to care. People who live with chronic illnesses face physical, emotional, and social stresses all while trying to navigate unfamiliar territory in the healthcare system.  

Health Navigation is a strategy that can help people facing complex care needs and barriers to care to find access needed supports in the health care system.  

Health Navigation was first introduced more than 20 years ago in Nova Scotia to support Cancer patients in their health journey. Today provincial health systems offer navigation services, however, they are often limited in scope focused typically on specific illnesses or specific populations. 

Join MedicAlert President and CEO Leslie McGill for Health Hour Live as she explores the many benefits of health system navigation with Novus President and CEO Jamie Marcellus.