Books / Courses / Certification

If you are interested in taking courses, earning a certificate, joining a patient or health advocacy organization, researching, or participating in web-based conversations, you’ll find more information here.

Health Advocate Educational Programs

…provides a master list of all learning opportunities for patient and health advocates and navigators, those who are exploring the concept, or considering advocacy as a career.

Included are overviews and student or member reviews of these private advocacy organizations.

Programs listed include:  private advocacy programs, hospital patient advocate and navigator programs, specialized programs, workshops and events, and professional membership organizations.  Among the listings, you’ll find:



The Health Advocate’s Marketing Handbook 

The Health Advocate’s Start and Grow Your Own Practice Handbook

You Bet Your Life! The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes (How to Fix Them to Get the Healthcare You Deserve)


Online Articles and Forums


Patient Advocate Certification:


Health Advocate Code of Conduct and Professional Standards:

Subscribe to this code whether or not you are already working as a patient or health advocate.





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