Welcome to Advocates in Action by the National Patient Advocate Foundation

Episode 1 August 12, 2020 00:10:56
Welcome to Advocates in Action by the National Patient Advocate Foundation
Advocates in Action
Welcome to Advocates in Action by the National Patient Advocate Foundation
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Show Notes

Welcome to Advocates in Action, a podcast created by the National Patient Advocate Foundation, a non-profit that develops initiatives promoting equitable access to affordable quality health care through policy action and partnerships. Our primary objective is to prioritize the patient voice in health system delivery reform 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. 

In our first season we explore rural health in the United States. We feature patients, advocates and providers who are developing innovative, effective approaches to improving health care in their communities.On today’s episode we speak with Executive Vice President for Patient Advocacy and Engagement Gwen Darien. Listen as we introduce the mission of our organization, vision for this podcast and plans for our first season.

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Episode 1

September 28, 2021 00:19:50
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Addressing Social Needs to Achieve Health Equity

In this episode, Rebecca Kirch, Executive Vice President of Policy and Programs for the National Patient Advocate Foundation, describes the important role social and financial needs navigation services contribute to advancing health equity. All people should have the ability to determine their health decisions based on what’s best for them in the context of their own circumstances, without worrying about financial devastation. Policies and programs expanding availability of needs navigation target the constellation of concerns including access and affordability challenges that patients experience by steering them to safety net solutions. Listen as Rebecca shares how National Patient Advocate Foundation and other partners are mobilizing behind new health equity policy approaches to make needs navigation part of mainstream medicine. It's a win-win strategy for helping all patients in all settings secure affordable, high-quality care.   Visit our website to explore show notes, additional episodes and our mission: http://bit.ly/NPAFpod  Connect with us on social media!Twitter: @NPAF_Tweets: http://bit.ly/NPAFtwitter Instagram: @Patient_Advocates: http://bit.ly/NPAFinstagram Facebook: National Patient Advocate Foundation: http://bit.ly/NPAFfacebook  ...

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Episode 3

April 14, 2022 00:23:52
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Centering Primary Care with Humility, Respect and Compassion

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Episode 5

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How Two Moms Became Greater Together

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