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
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
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.
specialists: Community health workers trained in substance abuse disorder treatment and recovery.