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Welcome to AAPA

The Arizona Association of Patient Advocates (AAPA) is a professional patient advocacy 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing patient advocacy and healthcare in Arizona. Members consist of professional advocates and those interested in patient advocacy who want to come together to improve the healthcare experience. AAPA is an active non-profit organization that offers monthly educational sessions, member networking, professional development, and community outreach. Members are not limited to those in Arizona. AAPA welcomes anyone with an interest in patient advocacy and improving healthcare to join.

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Spotlight - What's New

Welcome our Newest Members

  • Melissa Belleau

  • Amanda Butas

  • Julie Harden

  • Nancy Taylor

  • Medina Wagner

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See what all the discussion is about in our NEW Website Forum. Check it out!!  Go to Forum>

Listen to a message from AAPA President Michelle Riddle

What's Up at AAPA?

What is an independent patient advocate, and why would you need one?

The modern medical system is often complicated and full of obstacles hindering positive patient experiences and high-quality care. Today, independent patient advocates are becoming more accessible as the profession grows rapidly, and public awareness increases. Have you ever found yourself confused, over-whelmed, hopeless, afraid, or alone when confronted with a health concern?  T