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Who We Are

About Us

The National Patient Advocate Foundation, the advocacy affiliate of the Patient Advocate Foundation, represents the patient voice, both 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. We are thought leaders in developing policies that protect patients and caregivers from lack of transparency, medical debt and lack of access to care at key points during their illness.

Our Mission

National Patient Advocate Foundation brings patient voices to health system delivery reform. We develop and drive initiatives promoting equitable access to affordable quality health care through policy action and public and private partnerships. Our primary objective is to prioritize the patient voice in health system delivery reform to achieve person-centered care.

About Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis, often assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation assists patients through effective mediation, assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. You can learn more about PAF here.