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

As the premier support organization for independent* patient / health advocacy and care management professionals in the United States and Canada, APHA provides the education, support, and resources you need to help you get started, then grow your practice and thrive.

Business and client services support include legal, insurance, financial, contracts, marketing, education, technology and networking with hundreds of care professionals, plus diagnostic, care, and treatment resources to support our members’ clients.

Learn about APHA Membership


What is independent health and patient advocacy and care management?

Find an overview of the profession.


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 APHA members are
  Health Care
and Cost Management

 Health and Patient Advocates
Health and Patient Navigators
Case Managers
Care Managers
Care Coordinators
Medical Bill Reviewers
Elder Care Professionals
Health Insurance Advisors
Healthcare Related Mediators
Disability and Legal Advisors
Patient Navigators
Guardians or Conservators
Nursing Home Advisors
Health and Fitness Coaches

… and many more independent health system advisors.

Learn why they are so interested in being members of APHA.


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, unlike hospital, pharmaceutical, or insurance company advocates whose organizations have vested interests in profiting from patient care. Read more about the Allegiance Factor.