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: May TBD
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!
Who Are You and Why Are you Here? Challenges Patient Advocates Face Advocating for Clients
In our June CE webinar, we have brought together a panel of experts in the field of patient/health advocacy to share insights and give you tips on the challenges you face. This will be an interactive program where you will be able to participate, ask questions and gain information that will improve your practice.
Advocacy Spotlight: Annual Shine Lecture: The Case for Patient and Health Care Advocates
Boston University School of Public Health’s Annual Shine Lecture honors the memory of Cathy Shine and her dedication to the rights of all those in need of care. This year’s event featured Dr. Heidi B. Kummer. Dr. Kummer is the founder of the independent practice 3C Patient Advocacy and has served as President of the Patient Advocate Certification Board since 2021.