Human Health Project plans to launch a Peer-Led Patient Advocacy Program in 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Los Angeles, California with more cities being added from 2020. This campaign will help us fund the costs necessary to launch the program that will help low income and underserved patients take charge of their health with the aid of advocacy by trained volunteer patient advocates. Every donation is generously matched up to $25k by ChildLife Essentials.
Navigating the healthcare landscape can be very difficult. Patient advocacy is a growing trend, studies show that healthcare outcomes are better when patients are proactive about their health. The problem is that independent patient advocacy is outside the budget of low income, underserved populations. HHP is solving this problem through training, managing and monitoring volunteer patient advocates. There is no better time to help decrease barriers to patient advocacy.
The HHP Patient Advocacy Program trains and supports volunteers to become strong advocates for patients who need help navigating the healthcare landscape. In addition to training, HHP Peer-Led Patient Advocacy includes matching, scheduling, monitoring and feedback. Our independent volunteer advocates will bring specialized knowledge and experience to individuals in need. HHP advocates will NOT give advice or counseling, but rather work to ensure a patient is receiving the care they deserve.
Patient Advocacy has the potential to improve the patient experience and health outcomes and lower costs. Patient advocates can play a crucial role in changing the way patients communicate with their doctors and encourage patients to take an active role in their healthcare. Advocates can set the standard and provide education about how to be a proactive patient. HHP plans to launch Patient advocacy in cities around the world with the potential to impact the the health of many people over time.