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Compare APHA Memberships and Benefits
Note: Benefits at each membership level may change at any time.
 
Not sure which one of these
memberships is right for you?

Choose the right membership.
PACE
Membership

(Patient Advocate
Career Exploration)
Premium
Membership
Premium +ADL
(+AdvoConnection Directory Listing)
Membership
Who will be interested in
this membership?
Anyone with an interest in exploring possibilities, or becoming a professional health or patient advocate or care manager.
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APHA PACE Membership
Anyone with an interest in starting an advocacy or care management practice, or growing an existing practice.
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APHA Premium Membership
Any Premium Member
who also meets our directory listing requirements.
Dues (Cost to Join, and Renewals)
$89 USD / year one

At any time during your PACE membership you may upgrade to Premium and you will be credited with unspent PACE dues.
Renewal = $59 / 6 months

Dues are offset by
bullet - giftFree Gifts - see below.
$289 USD / year one
Discounts for those who are members of affiliate organizations.
 Annual renewal
is $259
with no additional discounts.

Dues are offset by
bullet - giftFree Gifts - see below.
You must be a
Premium Member
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No additional charge
for directory listing,

but you must meet the directory listing requirements.

Apply for a PACE membership 
Individual membership for
1 person
Apply for a PACE membership
Individual membership for
1 person
Apply for a PACE membership
Individual membership for
1 person
Join as a Premium Member, then upgrade to +ADL at any time.
 
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PACE Premium Premium +ADL
Include Your Listing in the
AdvoConnection Directory

AdvoConnection logo
The AdvoConnection Directory
was created for patients and caregivers. 

Patients or caregivers -  potential clients - have direct access to you (free), based on the services they require and/or their location.
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+ADL = AdvoConnection Directory Listing

Premium +ADL Members are listed in the AdvoConnection Directory.
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Join as a Premium Member, then upgrade at any time to the Directory.
bullet - gift imageFree Gift #1:
As a member of APHA,
you'll receive:

A Guide to Getting Started as a Private Health or Patient Advocate
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Value = $39
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Value = $39
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Same as Premium
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As a member of APHA,
you'll receive:

Book: You Bet Your Life! The Top 10 Reasons You Need a Professional Patient Advocate by Your Side (digital download)
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Value = $5
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Value = $5
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Same as Premium
bullet - gift image Free Gift #3:
As a member of APHA,
you'll receive:

Podcasts:  6-part series called
Is Independent Advocacy Right for Me?
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Value = $5
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Value = $5
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Same as Premium
bullet - gift image Free Gift #4:
As a member of APHA,
you'll receive:

Free and discounted courses:  PracticeUP! Online including CEs for maintenance of certifications
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3 Free Basic Level courses
(Value = $57) plus discounts on more expensive courses
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All Basic Level courses are free plus larger discounts on more expensive courses.
Value = hundreds of dollars
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Same as Premium
Meet other Advocates and Care Managers!
Networking: You'll have access to the APHA Members Connect! Discussion 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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Find clients who need your services.  You'll have 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
Receive Press/Media Opportunity Alerts
We receive requests regularly from reporters looking for advocates to interview, conferences and meetings looking for speakers, and more. We post them in the Discussion Forum for Premium +ADL members.

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Access to private advocate insurance
(E&O and Professional Liability)
Specialized insurance tailored to the services advocates offer. (This is not the insurance itself. It is access to those who offer these tailored policies.)
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Access to legal contracts and forms for use with clients, guarantors, and sub-contractors, HIPAA forms, work agreements, invoice templates, and more.    checkmark checkmark
Receive our weekly newsletter:
APHA Agenda

Reading the APHA Agenda newsletter each week helps you grow your business and keeps you up-to-date on the state of the profession. From the latest APHA and AdvoConnection news to marketing tips, from certification updates to timely reminders, this weekly email reflects the pulse of patient advocacy.
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Preparation for the BCPA
Articles and discussions about the certification exam offered by the Patient Advocate Certification Board.
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CEs for certification maintenance
OOpportunities to earn continuing education credits (CEs) for those certified through the Patient Advocate Certification Board, Certified Senior Advisors, and others. (Some free, some $$)

Also: See above regarding free PracticeUP! Courses
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And more... PACE Premium Premium +ADL
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 schedule to see what topics we have planned, and to find a list of recordings of topics we have covered in the past.
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10-12 EVENTS/YEAR
Podcasts and follow up resources are available to all members after each call.  Our library contains 100+ podcasts and webinars in 11 different categories.
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10-12 EVENTS/YEAR
Podcasts and follow up resources are available to all members after each call.  Our library contains 100+ podcasts and webinars in 11 different categories.
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10-12 EVENTS/YEAR
Podcasts and follow up resources are available to all members after each call.  Our library contains 100+ podcasts and webinars in 11 different categories.
Special Interest Groups help members find others with similar interests. Groups like:
• Medical Billing and Claims Specialists
• Canadian Advocates
• Solo Seniors (Elder Orphans)
... from networking and conference calls, to sharing resources useful to members, these SIGs help our members help their clients. (SIGS vary depending on interest and may be more or less active at any time.)
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Education and Certification Updates as they become available. Business courses, advocacy programs, advocacy certification, conferences and more including a master calendar of advocacy activities. checkmark
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Access to APHA Sanctioned Mentors to help you start and grow your business, manage clients, and more. checkmark checkmark checkmark
Access to medical professionals to find answers to medical questions.     checkmark
Special offers and discounts from APHA affiliates such as discounts for books, office supplies, marketing advice, web development, educational programs, other organization dues discounts, and more. (These vary and change regularly.) checkmark checkmark checkmark
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And still more... PACE Premium Premium +ADL
Add articles and announcements to to the APHA homepage, the AdvoConnection blog, and the APHA Blog. This includes press mentions in mainstream media as listed here: Advocates In the Newssss>     checkmark
Testimonials may be included in your AdvoConnection Directory listing.  
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AdvoConnection and APHA Membership Badges may be used on your website or marketing materials.. checkmark checkmark checkmark
Participation in the AdvoConnection Speakers Bureau for ongoing marketing of your public speaking availability.
See the speakers bureau here.
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Access to marketing advice and materials
that may be tailored to your advocacy business, including press releases, brochures, sample emails, more.
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Permission to use more than 300 patient empowerment articles for use in newsletters and other marketing     checkmark
Discounted pricing:
•  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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  PACE
Membership
Premium
Membership
Premium +ADL
Membership




Note: Benefits may change at any time.
Updated 6/2020
 

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