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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.

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NPAF Policy Consortium Spring 2018

Financial Assistance in Health Care Coverage Challenges and Solutions

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For the Media

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We strongly urge the Department of Justice to reverse its decision in the ACA legal challenge and stand up for mill…
Palliative care is the miracle drug we're been searching for, say @RebeccaKirch @ByCaitlinD & CEO Alan Balch…
RT @Gwen_Darien: Important article. We can’t forget that wellness doesn’t only happen in the clinic.
RT @FairCoveragePA: PA legislators have an opportunity to address a serious issue that’s impacting our neighbors right now. They should do…
RT @Gwen_Darien: Protecting people with pre-existing conditions is fundamental to our nation’s health.

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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Webinar: Using Patient Stories to Inform Advocacy

Dr. Rachel Grob from the Center for Patient Partnerships joined Gwen Darien in this important webinar.


Financial Interventions Alleviate Anxiety

A new study shows that the right program can improve patients’ quality of life, alleviate stress and potentially increase income for providers.

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