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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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We're starting now! Come join us as we talk about integrating health care & social services for people with serious… https://t.co/PdjaATldPO
Have questions on social care for your loved one with a serious illness? We join @NASEM_Health tomorrow at 8 am EST… https://t.co/snlbKIdm6m
RT @by_MLW: Not only are they gathering personal information, but they’re touting it as “social determinants of health.” Here’s a thought:…
Join us & @NASEM_Health on Thursday at 8 am EST as we discuss integrating health care & social services for people… https://t.co/DpwkkBjT6c
RT @Medical_Editor: A study has found that only 20% of #cancer and HIV patients felt they had enough information about how their #treatment

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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