Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission
Project Title: Nurse Navigator and Recovery Specialist
Grant Period: 05/01/2012 – 04/30/2015
Program Representative Interviewed: Kami Anderson, Executive Director
Location: Shelocta, Pennsylvania
Program Overview: The Nurse Navigator and Recovery Specialist Outreach program is based on
the community health worker model and pairs the case
management services of a peer recovery specialist with the expertise of a registered nurse to more
efficiently navigate the healthcare system and bridge the gap between the provision of physical and mental
healthcare. The program includes client education, provider education, and coordination between a client's
physical health and mental health providers inclusive of primary care providers, drug and alcohol treatment
providers, mental health treatment providers, and emergency services.
Read more about the Nurse Navigator and Recovery Specialist Outreach Program in
our Rural Health Models and Innovations section.
Models represented by this program: