Whether it’s avoidable deaths, medical negligence leading to long term ill health or the shock of out-of-pocket expenses, there is growing worldwide momentum around the importance of listening to and engaging with patients. The Australian Patients Association (APA) is part of an international movement to ensure that patients are truly at the centre of their healthcare. It is leading a healthcare revolution in Australia that is changing the way we think about patient care and services. Unlike single disease focus lobby and self-help groups, the APA advocates for all users of Australia’s healthcare system.

Australian Patients Association Corporate Membership Scheme

Every year, through our helpline we assist many Australians to understand their rights, learn how to access the best possible care, how to navigate the public and private systems and where appropriate make complaints and seek redress.

Why Join?

As a corporate member of the APA, your organisation will send a clear message to all stakeholders that it supports patient centred care, empathises with and wants to understand the patient experience. It will enjoy positive name association with the APA brand, along with opportunities to network at the highest levels with other supporters and partners of the APA.

The APA enjoys a growing media and public profile and is often called upon to make comment on patient related issues on television, radio and traditional and  digital press. This media profile drives an increasing number of visitors to the APA web site and social media which will provide high visibility exposure for your support.

Interested in becoming an Australian Patients Association Corporate Member then Contact Us.

The Benefits

  • Targeted input into a policy and/or planning process, on request
  • Discounted service offerings such as strategic reviews, focus groups, research support and access to patient advocates across Australia for research projects
  • Priority invitations to APA events including the Patient Awards Night, Patient Masterclass Seminar Series and discounted tickets to APA paid events
  • Be welcomed and acknowledged in the Patients’ Voice quarterly newsletter
  • Acknowledgement at the APA Annual General Meeting
  • Membership Certificate for public display
  • Logo visibility on the APA website
  • License to use the APA membership logo on the company website
  • Interaction with other NFPs that the APA is affiliated with or partners
  • The ability to participate in joint surveys
  • The ability to prepare joint submissions
  • Opportunities to explore a tailored sponsorship package
  • Association of your brand with the leading patient advocacy body that works for all patients (not just a single disease focus) and in all aspects of the healthcare system – from insurance, Medicare, minor elective treatment and check-ups to major surgery and deaths.