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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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RT @by_MLW: Glad to see a study focused on non-emergency medical transportation published in @Health_Affairs. Transportation barriers is th…
Our DC team is busy prepping for Patient Congress next week! We can't wait to hear all the powerful #patientvoices
4 million - That’s how many people could choose to forgo insurance coverage because of the individual mandate repea…
RT @CAPCpalliative: Don't miss Wednesday's #webinar w/ Rebecca Kirch (@RebeccaKirch) + Drs. Joanne Wolf (@WolfePPC) + James Block about mak…
Our very own Gwen Darien will be on @PCORI panel on patient engagement - a perfect fit for our EVP of Patient Advoc…

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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