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About Us

The National Patient Advocate Foundation, the advocacy affiliate of the Patient Advocate Foundation, represents the patient voice, both the powerful stories of individuals and the collective needs of the community. Our staff and volunteers work at the local, regional, and national level to promote access to affordable, quality health care for people with chronic, debilitating or life-threatening illnesses. We are thought leaders in developing policies that protect patients and caregivers from lack of transparency, medical debt and lack of access to care at key points during their illness.

Our Mission

National Patient Advocate Foundation brings patient voices to health system delivery reform. We develop and drive initiatives promoting equitable access to affordable quality health care through policy action and public and private partnerships. Our primary objective is to prioritize the patient voice in health system delivery reform to achieve person-centered care.