The PAF National African American Outreach Program (NAAOP) is designed to reduce healthcare disparities and assist clients in obtaining a better quality of life within disenfranchised communities by disseminating information to those who are generally unable to receive reliable healthcare. The program targets high risk health areas such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, kidney failure, stroke, along with specific types of cancer: breast, cervical, lung, colorectal and prostate. NAAOP seeks to ensure the patient’s rights to adequate healthcare and their empowerment to improve the quality of life in the African American community.
Patient Advocate Foundation's National African American Outreach Program is funded in part by Novartis Oncology
Promoting a Healthier African American Community Current research shows an alarming increase in health problems among minority populations. More specifically, the African American community faces more health
challenges due to the higher than normal incidence of diseases, with most prevalent being cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and sickle cell disease. This publication provides a short description of each disease, suggestions for prevention and identifies resources available.
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Learn more about Sickle Cell by visiting Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University School of Medicine are conducting a study that will look at the link between mood symptoms and prostate cancer screening among United States veterans.
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Our outreach program includes interaction with professionals and patients at national and local conferences striving to educate in health problems among the African American community.
Carolyn Andrews, LPN, Director of PAF National African American OutreachProgram
Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to empower patients to take control of their health care. Case managers work with patients to discover local, state, and federal programs that provide assistance for their individual needs.
If you or someone you know needs assistance with their insurer, employer and/or creditor regarding insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases, please call us at 1-800-532-5274 or fill out our Patient Form.