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.

Learn more about NAHAC

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 5th Annual Conference Was a Huge Success!

2014 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

Misdiagnosis & Patient Advocacy
with Io Dolka

Wednesday June 24th, 2015, 1:00 PM ET

Presented by Io Dolka for a nominal $5 fee

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Aging2.0 Webinar: Enabling Home Care Services by Senior Living Providers

Thursday June 25th, 2015, 2:00 PM ET

Presented by Aging2.0 for a $20 fee for non-members.

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Emergency Management Strategies for Nursing Care Centers
Thursday September 3rd, 2015, 1:00 PM ET

Learn about strategies and the resources available on emergency management for your nursing care center.

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NAHAC PodcastsEducational Teleconference Podcasts

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

Upcoming topics include “The ChargeMaster: An Advocate's Greatest Leverage” and more!

2015 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. 

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

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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