THE premier professional membership organization for private health and patient advocates who want to start and grow successful practices, and connect with like-minded professionals who can support them – including YOU!


Join APHA, because…

YOU are passionate about helping patients manage their journeys through the healthcare system.
Patients desperately need YOU to help them find better outcomes – care and cost – through their journeys.
..We help you get started,
then help you grow your practice,
and succeed!

Whether you’re just getting started and wish to learn more about independent* professional patient advocacy, navigation, or care management as a career, or you have been in practice for many years, we invite you to become a member of The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates.

As the premier professional organization for independent* patient / health advocacy and care management professionals in the United States and Canada, APHA provides the support you need: education, people, resources, and credibility.

Our support will help you maximize your reach and your practice success!

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Find our members in the
Umbra Health Advocacy Directory
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Our members are independent*:

Health and Patient Advocates and Navigators
Care Managers
Medical Bill Reviewers & Negotiators
Insurance Claims Specialists
Case Managers and Care Coordinators
Elder Care Professionals
Health Insurance Advisors
Disability and Legal Advisors
Guardians or Conservators
… and many more independent health system advisors.

Learn about their interest in
being members of APHA,
and why you will be interested, too.

Here is just some of the support we provide…

  • Client Acquisition (finding new clients to hire you)
  • Legal Needs (contracts, business formation, forms)
  • Insurance for your practice (liability, errors & omissions)
  • Financial (from bookkeeping to pricing your services)
  • Marketing (websites, brochures, PR, social media and more)
  • Discounts on advocacy and care management related services and products, including sister-site PracticeUP! Online
  • Access to mentors to help you get started and grow your business.
  • Educational Programs / Courses (learning what you need to learn)
  • Networking / Discussion Forum (robust conversations with other advocates)
  • Diagnostic, treatment, care and cost resources for clients
  • Access to experts on every topic through live calls, webinars, and podcasts.
  • And much more!
Join Now!

An independent, professional advocate’s allegiance, advice, and assistance are focused solely on the wants and needs of patient-clients and families who hire them. This is in contrast to hospital, pharmaceutical, or insurance company advocates whose organizations have vested interests in profiting from patient care. (We call this The Allegiance Factor.)

Read more in this overview of the profession of patient advocacy.

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