A Health Care Advocate for Every Patient™
The National Association of Healthcare Advocacy is dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the promotion of the profession of health care advocacy through empowerment, education and collaboration.
NAHAC developed the first Code of Ethics and Best Practices for the profession of Health Care Advocacy in 2011. In 2022, a Revised Code of Ethics for Patient and Health Care Advocates was written in conjunction with the Patient Advocates Certification Board and HealthAdvocateX. NAHAC members must commit to following this Code of Ethics protecting the interests of patients and their families.
NAHAC’s continuing education programs for professional patient and health care advocates support advocates’ understanding of the dynamics in the ever-changing healthcare environment and also helps advocates develop and maintain health care advocacy practices.
NAHAC works in collaboration with fellow advocacy organizations to promote the profession of patient and health care advocacy and serves as THE professional organization for independent patient and health care advocates.
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NAHAC regularly offers a variety of programs including networking opportunities, regional group events, CE Webinars and more! Check this section to learn of new NAHAC events and Who or What is in the Advocacy Spotlight!
NAHAC Member Benefit: Free Networking Series Let's Chat: December 13
Join NAHAC Members from around the country for friendly conversations. Bring your questions, ideas, and wisdom to share with other NAHAC members. Gain valuable insights on how to make the most of your membership!
The Patient Advocate: Promoting Client-Focused Advocacy, Confidentiality, and Privacy
When advocating for the client, the Patient Advocate is exposed to confidential information about the client. This includes information about the client’s health, financial status, family dynamics, and other social-economic factors.
Advocacy Spotlight: Rosalynn Carter (1927-2023)
Thank you Rosalynn Carter, Steel Magnolia. NAHAC honors the life and legacy of Rosalynn Carter and acknowledges her tireless efforts in advocacy for mental health. Rosalynn was nicknamed the "Steel Magnolia" during her tenure as first lady of the United States, a name attributed to her shy, feminine exterior but formidable and rock solid interior. Her inner strength has shown in all she has done.