Become a Health or
Patient Advocate or Navigator
Start and Grow a Thriving Practice !
Patient and Health Advocacy or Navigation is a growing profession and career choice, especially for those making mid-life changes or for people who are looking for an “encore career”.
Whether you have had your own experiences with navigating the healthcare system or figuring out payment systems, or you have spent a career as a nurse or physician or in another clinical profession, or even working for an insurer making sure not one penny was missed! – a new career as a health advocate may be the perfect choice for you.
Find resources here to help you learn more about becoming a health or patient advocate, or to support the growth of your already existing independent practice.
Not Sure Where to Begin?
Here is an overview: Getting Started as a Health or Patient Advocate or Navigator
The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
is the premiere support organization for private patient advocates.
Find private, independent, professional advocates who help patients and caregivers in the AdvoConnection Directory
From business and marketing to client services, attend APHA Accelerate Workshops
to accelerate your ability to start and grow your practice.
Ready to start your own practice? Step-by-step, this book will put you on the road to success.
Marketing will make or break your practice. This book is Advocacy Marketing 101.
When you are ready for the next steps in marketing your advocacy practice.
The title says it all. Decide whether health and patient advocacy is the right choice for you.
Degrees, certificate programs, workshops, professional organizations, and more.
Stay up to date on the latest information, issues, events and more by reading the APHA blog.
Subscribe to this code to let potential clients know of your ethical health advocacy business practices.
Written for patients, these books will help you better understand how the healthcare system works, and why advocates are so necessary.
The Patient Advocate Certification Board (PACB) is developing a credential to be earned by patient advocates.