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New Name for Advocacy Group (10/2013)
To commemorate its founder, Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness has changed its name to the Jennifer Jaff Center. “It is just a little over a year since the passing of our founder and dear friend, Jennifer Jaff,” writes Carol Fain Walters, the center’s president. “We have had to overcome many bumps in the road...but the one thing that has never changed is our goal to preserve Jennifer’s legacy by serving those with chronic illness individually and through educational and public policy.”
Annually, the Jennifer Jaff Center provides free assistance to over 1,500 health care consumers. They help consumers file health insurance appeals; negotiate for accommodations at work and school; assert their rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act; and find information on insurance and prescription assistance programs. The center is also involved in public policy and outreach efforts regarding chronic illness. Visit www.thejenniferjaffcenter.org to learn more.
LifelineLetter, November/December 2013