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PACE
Membership
Pre-Advocate
Career Exploration
Premium
Membership
Business Membership Directory Only
Membership
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Who may join at this level? Individual membership for
1 person
Individual membership for
1 person
Organizations with 3 or more advocates serving clients can save money by combining memberships.

Dues are based on number of advocates in the business.

Eligibility for directory listing may vary.
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Individual membership for
1 person
Who is eligible? Anyone with an interest in becoming a professional patient advocate Anyone who is already working as a private patient advocate or whose launch is imminent
(Learn more about directory listing requirements.)
Private professional advocates who have been in practice for 3+ years and meet our directory criteria.
Learn more.
Annual Dues
$59 USD / year one
Annual renewal
is $49.
$289 USD / year one
Discounts for those who are members of affiliate organizations.
 Annual renewal
is $259.
$135 USD / two years
Listing in
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AdvoConnection Provider Directory for Patients where potential patient or caregiver clients have direct access to you, based on the services they require and/or their location or yours.
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Note: There is a difference in the amount of information presented in a Premium ADL Listing -vs- a Directory Only Listing. Learn more about the differences.

+ADL = AdvoConnection Directory Listing
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Premium +ADL Listing*:
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+ADL =AdvoConnection Directory Listing

results from a patient search present Premium +ADL members at the
top of the list.
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*Premium  Memberships
also available with
no listing in the AdvoConnection Directory. 
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Combination of both Premium and Directory Only listings.

See samples linked from those membership descriptions
(to the left and right.)
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DO Listing:
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Directory results
from a patient search present Directory-Only members after
Premium members.
Networking: Access to the
APHA Members Connect! Forum
Your opportunity to network with other advocates on any topic of interest. Great discussions on every advocacy topic imaginable, from running your business to working in hospitals, to insurance, the law, and general interest topics in the news.
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Access to patient requests to provide assistance. If patients are unable to find someone during a search in the AdvoConnection directory, they may make a special request. Requests are listed here.   checkmark
PREMIUM +ADL only
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Opportunity Alerts
We receive requests regularly for help from potential clients, reporters looking for advocates to interview, conferences and meetings looking for speakers, and more. We post them in our Opportunities Centers and send notices to those who have requested these alerts.

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PREMIUM +ADL only
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Weekly Member Mail - MMM
"Monday Member Mail" helps you grow your business and keeps you up-to-date. From the latest APHA and AdvoConnection news to marketing tips to timely reminders, this weekly email reflects the pulse of patient advocacy.
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Teleconferences, Webinars and Expert Call-ins focus on one topic per call (insurance, legal, marketing, education, pricing and money, patient safety and more), and feature experts on each topic. Check out our current call-in schedule and see what topics we have planned, and to find a list of recordings of topics we have covered in the past. checkmark
8-10 CALL-INS/YEAR

(Podcasts of all calls and follow up resources are available even if you can't attend the event.)
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8-10 CALL-INS/YEAR

(Podcasts of all calls and follow up resources are available even if you can't attend the event.)
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8-10 CALL-INS/YEAR

(Podcasts of all calls and follow up resources are available even if you can't attend the event.)

Special Interest Groups help members find others with similar interests. Groups like:
• Medical Billing and Claims Specialists
• Canadian Advocates
• Florida Advocates
... from networking and conference calls, to sharing resources useful to members, these SIGs help our members help their clients.
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Updates on Advocacy Educational Opportunities
as they become available. Business courses, advocacy programs and certificates, conferences and more.
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LEARN MORE
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Ability to be nominated and to win the Schueler Patient Advocacy Compass Award.  This prestigious award is given annually to two patient advocates who exhibit the high ideals established by Ken Schueler, for whom the award is named.   checkmark
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Access to physicians and nurse practitioners who can answer medical questions for you and your clients.   checkmark checkmark  
Access to private advocate insurance (E&O and Professional Liability)
Specialized insurance tailored to the services advocates offer. (This is not the insurance itself, rather access to the people who offer these tailored policies.)
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Access to advisors:
•  legal
•  insurance (for your business or for client health questions)
•  marketing
medical billing and disputes
Medicare
•  ... and more
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Access to medical professionals to find answers to medical questions.   checkmark
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Access to business forms such as client contracts, work agreements, invoices, HIPAA and others. checkmark
(LIMITED ACCESS)
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Special offers and discounts from APHA affiliates such as discounts for books, office supplies, marketing advice, web development, virtual assistants and others.  (Included is a discount on first year NAHAC membership. checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
  Apply for a PACE membership Apply for a Premium Membership Apply for an APHA Business Membership Apply for a Directory Only Membership
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Additional Marketing Support:
PACE Premium Business Membership Directory Only
Add articles and announcements to the Membership Homepage and the APHA Blog.   checkmark
PREMIUM +ADL only
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Customer testimonials may be included in your Patient Directory listing. Added separately once you approve them.   checkmark
PREMIUM +ADL only
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DIRECTORY LISTED MEMBERS ONLY
 
AdvoConnection and APHA Membership Badges
May be used on your website or marketing materials.
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Participation in the AdvoConnection Speakers Bureau
Ongoing marketing of your public speaking availability.
See the speakers bureau here.
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DIRECTORY LISTED MEMBERS ONLY
 
Inclusion in special marketing activities
Annual effort on your behalf during Private Professional Patient Advocates Week.  PR or web promotions nationwide and in your local area.
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PREMIUM +ADL only
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DIRECTORY LISTED MEMBERS ONLY
 
Access to marketing advice and materials that may be tailored to your advocacy business, including press releases, brochures, sample emails, more. checkmark
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Permission to use more than 300 patient empowerment articles for use in newsletters and other marketing   checkmark checkmark  
Discounted pricing on the
•  The Health Advocate's Start and Grow Your Own Practice Handbook
The Health Advocate's Basic Marketing Handbook
The Health Advocate's Advanced Marketing Handbook
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