The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates!
We’re here for two important reasons:
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 support organization for independent* patient / health advocacy and care management professionals in the United States and Canada, APHA provides the education, support, people, resources, and credibility you need.
The best marketing money I spend is for the ADVOConnection Directory. I also find it immensely helpful to connect with my colleagues on the private forum where I can learn from others.
In addition to the directory, the friendly, non-competitive exchange of ideas, advice and information has been an essential part of my professional growth. The forums have been a great way to share my knowledge and experience.
Learn more about Steve’s practice.
I spent 30 years as a nurse and want to earn some extra money in retirement as an advocate. Membership in APHA is a lifesaver. So many good resources. I will launch my new advocacy business soon.
With the continued support of APHA’s timely information in the ever changing landscape of healthcare, I am better able keep my clients informed when changes impact their care. APHA and its members are a vital resource.
Learn more about Sandy’s practice.
I have met many people who have mistakes on their medical bills, and I know how to help them. What I don’t know is how to run a business and I have found good resources at APHA for helping me do that.
APHA and AdvoConnection are truely a “one-stop shop”. APHA is so comprehensive regarding the information and resources available to its members that you could spend hours and hours reading and soaking it all in.
Learn more about Mechelle’s practice.
Over 50% of my initial contacts with potential clients come from APHA directory. People find the directory itself through their first Google search and then with the directory filters point to me and my company.
Learn more about Kathy’s practice.
APHA has been an invaluable relationship to me and my company. They are up-to-date on all of the current research that pertains to this amazing field and they ensure as a member you are aware of the opportunities.
The connection to all the other great patient advocacy colleagues in APHA has been invaluable. This work can be demanding and challenging and having colleagues that I can contact for support has been priceless.
My connection with APHA has made it easier to jump into an evolving and exciting profession. APHA is my go-to resource for promotion of my services, out-of-the box ideas and collaboration with colleagues.
Learn more about Karen’s practice.
Join us, too!
We help you with:
- 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)
- Client Acquisition (finding new clients)
- Educational Programs / Courses (learning what you need to learn)
- Networking / Discussion Forum (robust conversations with other advocates)
- Technology (applications, management)
- Diagnostic, treatment, care and cost resources for clients.
- Access to experts on every topic through live calls, webinars, and podcasts.
- Discounts on advocacy and care management related services and products, including sister-site PracticeUP! Online
- New! Our Just Getting Started Center for those who know advocacy – but need to know business, too.
- And much more!
APHA members are Independent*
Health Care and Cost Management
Health and Patient Advocates and Navigators
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.
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.)