Navigators are instrumental to the CA Bridge model.
Guided by the principles of harm reduction, Navigators work with hospital staff to change the organizational culture around addiction to a more compassionate, respectful, less judgmental care environment that puts patients’ goals first. They support our model for treating opioid use disorder in the hospital emergency department that includes:
- Immediate access to medication for addiction treatment
- Navigation to ongoing care in the community
- A culture of harm reduction
We offer Navigators ongoing training, resources, mentorship, site shadowing opportunities, community-building, and technical assistance. Get started with the Top Ten Navigator Tips here.