Acerca de la Fundación Nacional de la Defensa del Paciente

At the same time that our founder, Nancy Davenport-Ennis realized that an organization was needed to aid patients with the complex situations they face, she also realized that the key to lasting change was to advocate for changes to healthcare laws that create these situations in the first place.

Patient Advocate Foundation and National Patient Advocate Foundation are frequently assumed to be synonymous, but in actuality they have very different missions and services. PAF serves patients one at a time, and NPAF serves patients as a collective group, including those who will become patients during their lifetime.

What's the difference between NPAF and PAF?

Patient Advocate Foundation and Fundación Nacional de la Defensa del Paciente share an important history of inception and many shared patient-focused goals, however, are separate operating organizations.

Patient Advocate Foundation provides professional case management services at no cost to individuals from any area of the United States, that are confronting healthcare access issues, medical debt crisis, and job retention problems caused by a chronic, que amenaza la vida, or debilitating diagnosis. PAF's national headquarters is based in Hampton, VA with offices in California, Iowa, and Georgia.

National Patient Advocate Foundation advocates at federal and state levels for health policy reforms that will help prevent the problems experienced by individuals who turn to Patient Advocate Foundation for help. NPAF is based in Washington, corriente continua, and includes a network of volunteers throughout the U.S.

Brief History

Nancy Davenport-Ennis, Fundador de la Fundación Defensor del Paciente personalmente se involucró en la reforma legislativa en nombre de los pacientes de cáncer, mientras que un querido amigo suyo, Cheryl oscuramente, estaba luchando contra el cáncer de mama y su compañía de seguros. Como Cheryl luchó valientemente su lucha, the Virginia Task Force for Insurance Reform fought to reform insurance coverage for cancer patients. Victoria para el grupo de trabajo llegó con el paso del Proyecto de Ley de Virginia 240 patrocinado por el Delegado María cristiana en 1994.

Cheryl perdió su batalla contra el cáncer de mama en diciembre 1994, y en la noche de su entierro, como el resto del mundo estaba sonando en el Año Nuevo, Nancy and Jack Ennis wrote business plans for National Patient Advocate Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation. Cheryl's inspiration lives on in each initiative in which NPAF is involved as it seeks to provide avenues of access to insurance funding for evolving cancer therapies, therapeutic agents and devices deemed medically efficacious by the medical and scientific communities through legislative reform.

Born of two, NPAF and PAF continue to serve as independent organizations working to help patients. A la cabeza son una Junta Ejecutiva, Scientific Board, y la Junta de Honor, and supporting it all are our Partners in Progress.

Mission of NPAF

losFundación Nacional de la Defensa del Paciente's Federal Division is based in Washington, DC and works to promote sound policy solutions in support of the patients served by PAF in the US Congress and with the White House and executive agencies such as the US Department of Health and Human Services. The NPAF State Advocacy and Community Outreach Division are based in both Washington, DC as well as various locations across the US. The SACO Division engages in advocacy with state legislatures and state executive agencies, as well as in the coordination of all NPAF volunteer activities in fifty states and the District of Columbia. Both divisions work closely with coalitions and other advocacy partners dedicated to the support of patients through the policy making process. To learn more about National Patient Advocate Foundation, visitwww.npaf.org or call (202) 347-8009.