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Skilled Communications

We speak with patients and providers.

How do we improve communications between patients and their health care team?

Policy Consortium

Where Talk Meets Action

Our next Policy Consortium is November 29, 2018. Learn more about this biannual event.

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.

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NPAF Policy Consortium Fall 2018

Thinking about the Costs of Care in Shared Decision Making

For Patients

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

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For Volunteers

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For the Media

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

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.@SpeakerRSmith, @CincySeitz, @LaTourette4Ohio, @tompattonOH, @billreineke Ohioans need reasonable reforms to…
.@SpeakerRSmith, @CincySeitz, @LaTourette4Ohio, @tompattonOH, @billreineke Please do the right thing for patient…

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.

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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.

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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.

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