Advocates in Action

--- National Patient Advocate Foundation ---

Have you ever felt intimidated, confused, or overwhelmed when trying to navigate the health care system? In those moments it can be hard to advocate for yourself and those you care about. Join our host Ashley Danyel Freeman as she speaks with patients, providers and caregivers who have found the strength to advocate for equitable access to affordable quality health care. Advocates in Action is created by the National Patient Advocate Foundation, a non-profit with the objective of prioritizing the patient voice to achieve person-centered care. We are dedicated to amplifying the powerful stories of individuals and the collective needs of various communities across the country.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Consistently Providing Care with Compassion

    Emily Brown’s commitment to helping people access equitable quality care was inspired by her watching a loved one navigate the health care system after being diagnosed with an illness. Listen as Emily shares how professional caregiving has been a constant theme woven throughout her ...

    05/05/2021

  2. The Delicate Dance of Caregiving

    Crispín Goytia-Vásquez is no stranger to caregiving, she has provided care for many family members since her early 20s. Her experiences have taught her the delicate dance of caregiving, which is the balance she has found caring for someone while also respecting their autonomy. Crispin shares the importance of setting boundaries ...

    04/28/2021

  3. Providing Care by Walking Alongside

    Community health workers are an essential part of the caregiving team. Denise Smith who is the Executive Director of the National Association of Community Health Workers shares how trust is at the center of the work her team provides. Walking alongside those who you care for ...

    04/21/2021

  4. You Call it…We Call it Caregiving

    You call it taking your grandmother to the doctor, but Bea Rector and her team at the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services help people understand they are actually caregivers, and provide them with the resources they ...

    04/07/2021

  5. The Blessings and Burdens of the Caregiving Journey

    Janice Williams began her career as a nurse twenty-five years ago, serving her community in a multitude of ways. Even with all of her health care experience and knowledge, nothing was able to fully prepare her for the journey of becoming a caregiver for her father. As she discovered all ...

    03/17/2021