In 2007, the Georgia Asian Pacific Islander Community Coalition (GAAPICC), a community-led coalition, identified the need for a navigator program that can link people in need to services by people who speak their language and understand their culture. In 2008, CPACS began developing the program in collaboration with GAAPICC.
The Community Health Navigator (CHN) Program started as a cancer navigator program. It was the first Asian-specific cancer navigator program in the state.
The program provides health-related services and is free and open to all. Trained, bilingual individuals (called navigators) are the heart of the program. Navigators provide one-on-one services to clients who need assistance in navigating health systems. They help link clients to services, assist with understanding their treatment, and provide them with a support system.
To become a navigator or to access this program, please contact CPACS.