Patient Advocacy

If you can't find the information you need on our website, go to our contact us page and send us an email, or call us at 603-856-7588.  We provide telephone guidance and support with finding the information and resources you need.  We are not able to recommend a specific healthcare provider or facility, but can point you to resources that can help you make an informed decision. 

Below is a list of resources if you needs specialized in-person or a bedside patient advocate. Please know that most have a per-hour charge and may not be covered by health insurance.

We are not able to endorse or vouch for these advocate listings. They are simply what we have researched & found to be available. Some advocates are certified, or may be Registered Nurses, social workers or specially trained patient advocates.   

What Do Advocates Do?

Who Is The Patient Advocate? by Megan Headley, 2018
From Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare

What Hospital Patient Advocates Do
(and why some patients hire their own advocate instead)
From The Advisory Board, 2019
Note: Hospital patient advocates are sometimes called ’Ombudsmen’ or ‘Patient Relations’

Interview Questions For Hiring a Patient Advocate
From AdvoConnection


Want to Become an Advocate?

Master List of Patient Advocacy Educational Programs
Certificate, Continuing Ed. & Masters Degree programs from APHA (The Alliance of Professional Advocates)

Requirements to Become a Nurse-Patient Advocate
From Nurse Journal, October 2020

Patients Rising  Advocacy Master Class
A 14 week immerson class for people or caregivers of patients with serious chronic or life-threatening illnesses.


Finding an Advocate

Trisha Torrey’s site has a searchable listing of patient advocates by zip code. She also blogs on current healthcare issues.

Greater National Advocates
An online portal connecting patients or caregivers with  independent Patient Advocates with experience dealing with hospitals, insurance companies, doctors and long term care facilities.

National Association of Healthcare Advocacy
They offer an education directory, continuing education webinars for advocates, and professional and public memberships.

Patient Advocate Foundation
Case Management services and health insurance assistance and navigation. Downloadable information sheets on finding a health insurance plan.

Patient Advocates
Nurses who work with the patient, family members, medical personnel and company representatives to ease the process, providing the necessary resources to understand the condition and to offer support throughout the cycle of care.

Patients Rising
A nonprofit organization providing support and education to people with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. We work with patients to advocate for access to the treatments, innovations and care they need.




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