Our policy is very simple:
- Engage with various parties to build healthcare as we would want it with properly aligned incentives (see Principles in Practice).
- Be transparent about the relationships.
- Routinely recheck and update #1 and #2 as things change.
- We are not just a marketing opportunity for big business (how too many large companies see non-profit organizations). We will list supporting organizations here and detail what they have contributed. We will express genuine gratitude for genuine contributions toward making the world a better place. Company names will not be plastered all over our materials, events, and projects like we were a race car or sports arena or some other form of billboard. Patients will always be the headline and the event.
The National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers is a national association of doctorate level mental health professionals. They have been pioneering some of the most needed healthcare changes in the context of burgeoning mental health problems with the large lack of sufficient mental health providers. Their "TruthInDrugs" project for "Restoring a Safe & Effective Mental Health System" is a prime example, and something Patients United whole-heartedly supports in getting far better and more effective care to the patients who need it.
Patients United intends to collaborate with NAPPP on many fronts in bringing sanity to how mental health care is done.
Yes, we are changing healthcare. And together we will make it what it could and should be. But people need help NOW! The chaos and insanity is overwhelming.
We thought we were going to have to develop our own patient advocacy services. But then we were introduced to Patient PAL and Jack London. "The Patient Always Comes First" – what can we say? That is what we believe.
Patient PAL provides the patient advocacy services for Patients United members. A portion of membership support goes for this service.