Personal Senior Advocates is a member of the Alliance of Professional Health Advocacy (APHA) and we subscribe to the APHA Code of Conduct. Founded in 2009, the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates with 650+ members, is the largest and most extensive professional and support organization for private, independent patient advocates.
Patient Advocate Certification
Although Professional Advocacy does not yet benefit from a nationally or internationally recognized certification, a nationally recognized exam is due at the end of 2017.We are proud to share that Personal Senior Advocates founder, Sandy Thigpen is one of only 18 Advocates chosen by the Patient Advocacy Certification Board (PACB) to be on the Test Writing Task Force for the BCPA Exam. (BCPA – Board Certified Patient Advocate) This has been monumental nearly 4-year project. The goal of the Patient Advocacy Certification Board (PACB) is… “to develop standards and practices that reflect the broad knowledge and insight of our diverse professional community, not just the perspective of any single individual or organization.” It will be the first nationally recognized Patient Advocate Certification / Credential.