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Taste of Patient Advocacy for RNs
Recap and Resources

Thank you for your interest in patient advocacy. We’re thrilled to support you however we can.

You can watch our Taste of Patient Advocacy for RNs webinar from February 26, 2024 below:

Here are some of the resources we discussed in the webinar:

APHA Membership 

The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (APHA) offers several levels of membership, depending on your needs and stage of readiness.

You can learn more about membership options and benefits here. Use code RN25 for $25 off any level (expires 03/15/2024).

Membership Level

Who should join?

Year One Dues

Renewal Dues

PACE

People exploring patient advocacy

$89

$59/6-month

Premium/ Premium+ADL

People in practice or getting ready to launch

$289

$259/12-month

Umbra Associate

People qualified to practice but not interested or ready to set up their own business

$899+$59 application fee

$899/12-month 

APHA Programs  

We offer many ways to learn more and get started in patient advocacy:

  • Sign up for APHA’s Preceptorship Program. Get one-on-one coaching and mentoring paired with the 100 Days to Launch Your Practice coursework. The next session starts March 15, 2024. Seats are limited. Learn more and sign up here
  • Take a course at PracticeUP! APHA’s sister site, PracticeUP! offers several courses, many with continuing education credits. APHA members get discounts but you don’t have to be a member to take these courses.
  • Join the next cohort of 100 Days to Launch Your Practice, APHA Academy’s flagship course, starting in May 2024. Guided by a seasoned advocate, walk through the steps to set up a successful advocacy practice. Learn more and sign up hereSign up by March 15, 2024 to get $299 off the course fee AND break the fee into four interest-free monthly payments of $350.
  • Pre-register for APHA’s new Patient Advocacy Bootcamp. Dive into the practice of patient advocacy to get ready to practice, or make sure it’s right for you. Coming in 2024. Get on the list so you’re the first to know about program details early next year. 

Patient Advocacy Certification

The Patient Advocate Certification Board is the only credentialing organization that provides a credential for health and patient advocates. The Board-Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) is the only formal credential that consistently is marketed for patient advocates. The Board certification is offered twice a year, Spring and Fall.

Books

Read up on patient advocacy with these great resources: 

Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy: A Guide for the Health and Helping Professions by Bruce Jansson, a Wiley & Sons. Inc. publication.

The Health Advocates Start & Grow Your Own Practice Handbook by Trisha Torrey, a DiagKNOWsis Media publication.

So You Want to Be a Patient Advocate? Choosing a Career in Health or Patient Advocacy, by Trisha Torrey, a DiagKNOWsis Media publication.
The Health Advocate’s Basic Marketing Handbook, by Trisha Torrey, a DiagKNOWsis Media publication.
The Health Advocate’s Advanced Marketing Handbook, by Trisha Torrey, a DiagKNOWsis Media publication.

Educational Programs 

Explore patient advocacy certificate programs:

Cleveland State University – Patient Advocate Certificate Program

University of California, Los Angeles – Patient Advocate Certificate Program

University of Miami

National Institute of Whole Health

The Beryl Institute

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interest-free monthly payments of $424.75.
APHA members get another $100 off