National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants

The Mission of this Association

The National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants is a non-profit healthcare advocacy organization dedicated to empowering advocates and consumers to navigate our healthcare system effectively and facilitate informed decisions around high quality, timely, safe and affordable care.
  • We promote rigorous standards for the practice of advocacy including ethical considerations and codes of conduct when providing medical decision-making support;
  • We educate consumers and healthcare professionals on research and current trends in patient-centered navigation, advocacy and decision-making support;
  • We partner with individual advocates and other grassroots organizations to collaborate on patient-centered reforms that maximize use of the healthcare system, protect consumer choice and improve access to high quality, affordable care.

We welcome as members everyone who is interested in the field, either as a professional or an interested consumer.  We have several levels of membership available.

New members are required to read and agree to the NAHAC Code of Ethics.

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Standards and Best Practices

NAHAC recently published the first release of the NAHAC guide to Standards and Best Practices available as a PDF document.
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Advocates In the News

Medical Expenses: Finding Your Way With a Patient Navigator
AP Health News • April 2015

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Advocates Can Help Patients Correct Medical Billing Mistakes, Coverage Issues
CBS Los Angeles • February 2015

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Health Check: Understanding Patient Advocacy with Teri Dreher
WSRQ Radio, Tampa, FL • February 2015

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Patient Advocates: The Coach in Your Corner for Taking on the Health Care System
NerdWallet Health • April 2014

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NAHAC PodcastsEducational Teleconferences

Upcoming presentation

Dianne Savastano

From Deductibles to Donut Holes: Part II

The NAHAC Education Committee proudly presents our November speaker, Dianne Savastano Founder and President of Healthassist, a healthcare consultancy located in Boston.
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October presentation

I love (hate) change!": Dealing with a changing health care environment
with Deborah Jones
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