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. Appreciating the Calling to Become a Caregiver

    Shonta Chambers has been a caregiver for over 20 years, providing care for her mother who has multiple sclerosis and her father, a stroke survivor. In the last year, both of her parents overcame Covid-19. She needed all her professional skills and personal experiences to balance caring for her parents, ...

    03/03/2021

  2. Preventing the Human Connection from Getting Lost in Translation

    Naimi Pothiwala gives us hope for the future as a 20 year old undergraduate at East Carolina University she is making a difference in her rural community of Apex, North Carolina. After learning how to fluently speak Spanish she took a leap to become a translator at a mamography clinic. ...

    02/10/2021

  3. Embracing Telemedicine to Keep Georgia Connected & Cared For

    How can organizations within a state collaborate to ensure that their patients can access the care they need? By leveraging telemedicine and utilizing statewide partnerships that share the common goal of health equity for all. Listen as Suleima Salgado, the Director of Telemedicine for the Georgia Department of Public Health shares ...

    01/27/2021

  4. Dignity is the Connection

    Ed Cunicelli began his career over twenty years ago, photographing the White Mountain Apache reservation in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Indian Health. Since then his journey has taken him back to locations ranging from Native American and rural communities to a the front lines of the Covid ...

    11/04/2020

  5. The Numbers Tell the Story

    What does data collection and analysis tell us about the issues that people face when they face serious illnesses and try to access health care? Kate Gallagher works with the Patient Advocate Foundation to learn what issues patients face, how they deal with these, issues, what gaps exist in accessing ...

    10/21/2020