National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants

by Joanna Smith on Jul 21, 2009

A frequent occurrence: the phone rings, and a desperate voice on the other end of the line says “I need to find an advocate and I came across your website, but you’re not in my area. Do you know anyone in my state who does what you do?”   Up until now, there was no central Association that consumers could go to if they wanted to find an advocate. There will be, effective August 1, 2009.
Because we heard this question so frequently from people in all parts of the country, Healthcare Liaison, Inc. decided to start the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants. The membership is open to everyone with an interest in the field: consumers, nurses, social workers, physicians, physical therapists, academicians, researchers, and policy-makers.

Membership opens on August 1st

Membership opens on August 1st

The web site (www.nahac.com) will have a geographic listing of all the members, a searchable database of Healthcare Advocates all over the country and brief biographies of each member so people searching for an advocate can choose one that has the skills they need. And also, Healthcare Advocates will be able to locate each other for peer support and referrals. Come join the Association! The membership page will be open on August 1, 2009, and the first Annual conference will be in Berkeley, CA November 14th and 15th, 2009. Look for details on the conference on www.nahac.com on September 1, 2009. It’s an exciting step in this evolving profession!

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