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Types of Care Coordinators

There are several types of care coordinators, and they are defined by the coordination services they provide. Care coordinators may include:

  • Health educators: Healthcare workers who deliver health education to individuals, families, and communities.
  • Patient navigators: Provide support and guidance to patients as they navigate the healthcare system.
  • Care managers: Help to coordinate care, make appointments, and empower patients to reach self-management goals.
  • Community health workers: Trusted members of the community or population served that help to reduce barriers to care.
  • Public health nurses: Provide information, skills, and referrals to patients with complex health conditions.
  • Recovery specialists: Community health workers trained in substance abuse disorder treatment and recovery.