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September 6, 2022 | Press Releases
CRANBURY, NJ (Sept. 6, 2022) – Widely accepted as the guide for oncology navigators, the Oncology Navigation Standards of Professional Practice state that, “oncology navigators collaborate with patients and their loved ones and all members of the healthcare team.”
September 2, 2022 | Press Releases
CRANBURY, NJ (Sept. 6, 2022) – The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) collaborated with other members of the Cancer Leadership Council (CLC) on a unified appeal to the Senate to include provisions to the Inflation Reduction Act concerning Medicare Part D and Enhanced Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTCs). The joint effort resulted in a three-page letter sent to The Honorable Charles Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, and The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader, on August 5, 2022.
July 25, 2022 | Press Releases
CRANBURY, NJ (July 25, 2022) – Seasoned navigators witnessed positive change for their patients when Congress increased the amount of and expanded eligibility for Advanced Premium Tax Credits, otherwise known as subsidies as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, in March 2021. This action made premiums in the health insurance marketplaces more affordable for millions. Unfortunately, there are still nearly as many people who are not able to access affordable, comprehensive health insurance because their states have not yet expanded their Medicaid programs to address “coverage gaps.”
July 15, 2022 | Press Releases
CRANBURY, NJ (July 15, 2022) – The Policy and Advocacy Committee of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) recently signed onto a letter to the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), urging them to support inclusion of clinical trial diversity in the Senate User Fee Amendment (UFA) package. The letter was promoted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
June 22, 2022 | Press Releases
CRANBURY, NJ (June 22, 2022) – A new supplement to the June 2022 issue of the journal Cancer, titled “A Decade Later: The State of Patient Navigation in Cancer Care,” published by the American Cancer Society’s National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT), includes 13 articles outlining the impact of patient navigation and the critical role it plays in improving outcomes for cancer patients. Eight members of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) who serve on the NNRT, supported this effort through best practice peer discussions, individual and group interviews, sharing treatment and outcome patient data, and even co-authoring on specific articles.
June 22, 2022 | Press Releases
CRANBURY, NJ (June 22, 2022) – The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is pleased to announce that Yamile Leon, RN, MSN, OCN, ONN-CG, ONN-CG(T), has been named to the new position of Director of Education. In this role, she will facilitate and coordinate AONN+ membership educational offerings, serve as a nursing faculty advisor and moderator for AONN+ projects and initiatives, and provide mentoring and coaching for AONN+ members and partners.
May 16, 2022 | Press Releases
U.S. patients and families face the highest health insurance administrative barriers, such as claim denials, when sick or injured, and thus least able to understand their rights and options.
April 28, 2022 | Press Releases
CRANBURY, NJ (April 22, 2022) – The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) sent a letter on April 1, 2022, to Congressional Senate and House leaders Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Chuck Schumer, and Mitch McConnell urging them to reinstate guaranteed emergency paid sick and family caregiving leave for all U.S. workers.
March 29, 2022 | Press Releases
The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) announces the publication of standards for use in the professional delivery of oncology care. With input from many major oncology-focused professional organizations, this new release provides guidance for the application of best practices and is relevant to a range of care providers and settings.
March 21, 2022 | Press Releases
CRANBURY, N.J., March 21, 2022 – The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators Foundation for Learning, Inc. (AONN+ FFL) today announced the launch of its new logo, which comes at a time when AONN+ FFL is solidifying itself as the certification organization for both oncology and non-oncology navigation professionals.
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