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

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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 Spring 2018

Financial Assistance in Health Care Coverage Challenges and Solutions

For Patients

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Portrait of a true patient advocate: a PAF case manager has a patient who was worried because with the high…
How do we train clinicians to have #CostOfCare conversations? Check out the panel conversation at…
RT @roseperson: Can make HUGE difference if health care provider says "'I know this Rx is often expensive; if you go to fill it and find it…
Why do physicians need to talk to their patients about #costofcare? Because often the patient knows more about thei…

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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