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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What are the benefits of joining the NAHAC?

  • Listing in the on-line National Directory of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants.
  • Access to a national database of people doing healthcare advocacy all over the country.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Participation in the annual Conference.
  • Participation in the development of ethical standards and best practices for the profession.
  • Continuing Education courses listings.
  • Monthly member roundtable conferences

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The 4th Annual Conference Was a Huge Success!

2013 Conference Announcement

Members may now now access the conference podcasts including question and answer sessions and presentation slides. 

2012 Conference Podcasts

Here is what members are saying:

  • High caliber speakers
  • Great networking!
  • An opportunity to meet seasoned professionals who share my passion
  • Fabulous!
  • Great presentations; informative and professional
  • Intriguing case studies
  • Conference podcasts are very useful

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Continuing Education

February 4 at 2:00PM EST/11:00AM PST

The Power of Choice in Patient Experience Excellence: A Critical Role for Physicians & Leaders

Sponsored by The American Academy of Communication in Healthcare

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NAHAC PodcastsEducational Teleconference Podcasts

Listen online or download free audio recordings from the NAHAC Educational Teleconference Series.

Upcoming topics include “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”, “Caring from A Distance”, “Shared Decision-Making” and more!

2014 Telecast Schedule »

Additional Members Only Podcasts »

Member Roundtable Discussions - Ask an Advocate

RoundtableFull members are welcome to join the monthly "Ask an Advocate" Roundtable discussions hosted by Beth van Bladel. 

2014 events will take place at 5:00 p.m. EST on the following dates: 
March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18. Members receive monthly reminder email reminders. 

Note: “Ask an Advocate” calls are available only to full members. If you’d like to upgrade your membership to participate fully in these events, please contact

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Advocates In the News

A New Breed
Professional help is available when navigating a complicated health care system.
American Way Magazine • May 2013

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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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