Get Action Alerts

 Get Updates

Person-Centered Care

NPAF is dedicated to advancing person-centered care for everyone facing a serious illness. We advocate for accessible, high quality, affordable health care.

Who We Are

The National Patient Advocate Foundation, the advocacy affiliate of the Patient Advocate Foundation, represents the patient voice by articulating the powerful stories of individuals and the collective needs of the community. Our staff and volunteers work at the local, regional and national level to promote access to affordable, quality health care for people with chronic, debilitating or life-threatening illnesses. 

Roadmap to Consumer Clarity

The Roadmap to Consumer Clarity in Health Care Decision Making is a special NPAF project designed to propose actionable models for person-centered care for patients and their health care providers.

Get Action Alerts

NPAF Policy Consortium Spring 2018

Financial Assistance in Health Care Coverage Challenges and Solutions

For Patients

Learn more about NPAF policies and activities related to key patient issues

Learn More

For Volunteers

Learn more about NPAF activities and events for volunteers

Learn More

For the Media

Learn more about our impact in recent NPAF press releases, action alerts, and blog posts.

Learn More
#KnowFH So happy to participate today to empower patients, family members and caregivers about what they can do to… https://t.co/D6A8kCYlCE
FH patients can call Patient Advocate Foundation at 800-532-5274 if having access issues related to needed treatmen… https://t.co/vDwc6fBMHQ
A7: Another great resource Navigating Insurance Guide, https://t.co/9iI2lFEYg8 includes info on submitting appeals… https://t.co/w5prRG5tJU
A7: @TheFHFoundation and PAF created "Insurance 101" for pts to better prevent insurance roadblocks and access the… https://t.co/yPlIbRU8Iz

News and Updates

NPAF Policy Consortium Spring 2018

We held our Spring Policy Consortium, "Financial Assistance in Health Care Coverage: Challenges and Solutions" this May.

Learn More

PCHETA passes out of committee!

After extensive lobbying by NPAF volunteers, PCHETA is even closer to helping millions of infants, childrens and adults access palliative care.

Read more

Skilled Communications Workshop

How can patients better communicate their needs to their providers? What about the needs of their communities? We held a workshop in partnership with the University of Illinois Cancer Center exploring these ideas.

Learn More