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Patient Advocate Foundation is Awarded Seventh Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Patient-focused nonprofit receives highest grade by esteemed charity evaluator

Hampton, VA (November 22, 2016)- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), a national nonprofit committed to serving patients diagnosed with chronic and life threatening diseases overcome healthcare access obstacles, has received Charity Navigator’s esteemed 4-star distinction. This marks the seventh consecutive year that PAF has been awarded this highest possible rating, an honor bestowed on just 3% of all charities evaluated. Charity Navigator is the largest national nonprofit evaluator in the US with an aim of accentuating the work of efficient and transparent organizations and providing donors with information and grades about a charity’s financial health, accountability and transparency.

“This recognition is testament to the efforts of every member of our staff who work with individual patients every day to alleviate the practical burdens that arise as a result of illness, often impacting access to the most critical and basic healthcare services. Our organization maintains an unwavering commitment to the careful stewardship of the gifts and donations that make their work possible,” PAF CEO Alan Balch, PhD says.

“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Patient Advocate Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in their area of work,” Charity Navigator CEO and President, Michael Thatcher says. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Patient Advocate Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” he concludes.

“Of every dollar donated to PAF, ninety-four cents goes directly back to support patient service activities that help those in need by providing individualized, sustained assistance that results in meaningful and measurable impact, on the lives of our patients,” Executive Vice President of Program Strategy, Beth Moore adds.

Patients, caregivers or medical providers interested in learning more about Patient Advocate Foundation should visit their website at or call 1 (800) 532-5274. Bilingual case managers are available to assist Spanish speaking callers.

Those interested in donating to Patient Advocate Foundation so they may continue guiding underserved patients nationwide can visit

About Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF): Established in 1996, Patient Advocate Foundation assists patients who have been diagnosed with chronic, life threatening and debilitating diseases overcome healthcare access barriers. PAF provides in-depth sustained assistance through personalized case management, financial support, and connection to critical community resources, all at no cost to the patient or their caregiver. For more information about Patient Advocate Foundation and its mission to improve health access to all patients, visit or call 1-800-532-5274.

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Charity Navigator is the largest expert charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.