Welcome to the
Alliance of Professional Health Advocates

THE premier professional membership organization for private health and patient advocates, navigators, and care managers.

Start, grow, and thrive in your own independent practice.

We’ll show you how!

It’s here!  The APHA Summer Extended Membership Sale!

APHA summer sale
Join APHA by July 20 and we’ll extend your membership through September 4, 2021!

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Mary Daniel, BCPA
Jacksonville, Florida
Premium +ADL Member
Mary Daniel

Being a part of APHA allows me to be a part of an amazing group of people who find purpose and joy helping others navigate a complicated medical system.

Learn more about Mary’s practice.

AnnMarie Q. McIlwain
New York, New York
Premium +ADL Member
AnnMarie McIlwain

The best marketing money I spend is for the ADVOConnection Directory. I also find it immensely helpful to connect with my colleagues on the private forum where I can learn from others.

Learn more about AnnMarie’s practice.

Steven Corn, BCPA
Los Angeles, California
Premium +ADL Member
Steven Corn

In addition to the directory, the friendly, non-competitive exchange of ideas, advice and information has been an essential part of my professional growth. The forums have been a great way to share my knowledge and experience.
Learn more about Steve’s practice.

Susan Jackson
Memphis, Tennessee
PACE Member
Susan Jackson

I spent 30 years as a nurse and want to earn some extra money in retirement as an advocate. Membership in APHA is a lifesaver. So many good resources. I will launch my new advocacy business soon.

Premium +ADL Member
Mary Daniel

With the continued support of APHA’s timely information in the ever changing landscape of healthcare, I am better able keep my clients informed when changes impact their care. APHA and its members are a vital resource.
Learn more about Sandy’s practice.

Ben Anderson
Champaign, Illinois
PACE Member
Ben Anderson

I have met many people who have mistakes on their medical bills, and I know how to help them. What I don’t know is how to run a business and I have found good resources at APHA for helping me do that.

Mechelle Williams
Greater Houston, Texas
Premium +ADL Member
Mechelle Willaims

APHA and AdvoConnection are truely a “one-stop shop”. APHA is so comprehensive regarding the information and resources available to its members that you could spend hours and hours reading and soaking it all in.
Learn more about Mechelle’s practice.

Kathy King
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Premium +ADL Member
Kathy King

Over 50% of my initial contacts with potential clients come from APHA directory. People find the directory itself through their first Google search and then with the directory filters point to me and my company.
Learn more about Kathy’s practice.

Krista Hughes
Birmingham, Alabama
Premium +ADL Member
Krista Hughes

APHA has been an invaluable relationship to me and my company. They are up-to-date on all of the current research that pertains to this amazing field and they ensure as a member you are aware of the opportunities.

Learn more about Krista’s practice.

Bonnie Sheeren
Houston, Texas
Premium +ADL Member
Bonnie Sheeren

The connection to all the other great patient advocacy colleagues in APHA has been invaluable. This work can be demanding and challenging and having colleagues that I can contact for support has been priceless.

Learn more about Bonnie’s practice.

Karen Vogel, BCPA
Seattle, Washington
Premium +ADL Member
Karen Vogel

My connection with APHA has made it easier to jump into an evolving and exciting profession. APHA is my go-to resource for promotion of my services, out-of-the box ideas and collaboration with colleagues.
Learn more about Karen’s practice.

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APHA is here for two important reasons:

Because YOU are passionate about helping patients manage their journey through the healthcare system.

Because patients desperately need YOU to help them find better outcomes – care and cost – through their journeys.

celebrating 10 yearsof helping independent*,
professional advocates succeed!

Whether you’re just getting started and wish to learn more about independent* professional patient advocacy, navigation, or care management as a career, or you have been in practice for many years, we invite you to become a member of The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates.

As the premier professional organization for independent* patient / health advocacy and care management professionals in the United States and Canada, APHA provides the education, support, people, resources, and credibility you need.

Learn more about APHA membership!

We help you get started,
then help you grow your practice,
and succeed!

Learn about APHA Membership

Join us!
We help you with:

  • Legal Needs (contracts, business formation, forms)
  • Insurance for your practice (liability, errors & omissions)
  • Financial (from bookkeeping to pricing your services)
  • Marketing (websites, brochures, PR, social media and more)
  • Client Acquisition (finding new clients)
  • Educational Programs / Courses (learning what you need to learn)
  • Networking / Discussion Forum (robust conversations with other advocates)
  • Technology (applications, management)
  • Diagnostic, treatment, care and cost resources for clients.
  • Access to experts on every topic through live calls, webinars, and podcasts.
  • Access to Mentors to help you get started and grow your business.
  • Discounts on advocacy and care management related services and products, including sister-site PracticeUP! Online
  • New! Our Just Getting Started Center for those who know advocacy – but need to know business, too.
  • And much more!


Learn about APHA Membership
including our Free Gifts!

APHA members are Independent*
Health Care and Cost Management

Health and Patient Advocates and Navigators
Care Managers
Medical Bill Reviewers & Negotiators
Insurance Claims Specialists
Case Managers and Care Coordinators
Elder Care Professionals
Health Insurance Advisors
Disability and Legal Advisors
Guardians or Conservators
… and many more independent health system advisors.

Learn why they are so interested in being members of APHA.

Find our members in theAdvoConnection Directory logoof Professional, Independent
Patient Advocates, Health Advocates,
Navigators, and Care Professionals

An independent, professional advocate’s allegiance, advice, and assistance are focused solely on the wants and needs of patient-clients and families who hire them. This is in contrast to hospital, pharmaceutical, or insurance company advocates whose organizations have vested interests in profiting from patient care.(We call this The Allegiance Factor.)

Read more in this overview of the profession of patient advocacy.