Parent Resource Navigators are parents or family members of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and disabilities who are knowledgeable regarding the services, resources and supports available throughout Nebraska. Parent Resource Navigators are experienced in navigating service delivery systems with an emphasis on early intervention services in the schools. They use their knowledge and training to help families of CSHCNs and disabilities access suitable community resources and services. PRCs provide information referral services to families of children with special health care needs in community medical offices and coordinate with families to assure access to recommended services. The position reports directly to the Family Care Enhancement Project Coordinator at MMI and interacts with all University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) faculty, staff, and members of the UCEDD Consumer Advisory Board.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, a...nd to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs. Our primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country. Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, Graduate College, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.