What We Do


  • provides tools, information, and resources for our members  
    • that can help them to protect themselves and their family from preventable harm, either physical or financial, due to medical treatment or health insurance
    • that can help if a member is harmed, either physically or financially, due to their healthcare, health insurance, or medication.
  • provides alerts about medical services and goods that place patients at needless risk of harm, either physical or financial
  • develops demand-side solutions to reduce preventable patient harm
  • provides information on how to successfully resolve issues with hospitals, doctors, insurers, nursing homes, etc.
  • represents patients with respect to public healthcare matters
  • supports medical facilities, doctors, nurses, and others who are taking action to improve patient safety 
  • celebrates and honors those individuals, organizations, and institutions making healthcare safer, fairer, or transparent.

APRA also provides:

  • a voice for patients in our fight for safe, fair, affordable, transparent healthcare
  • a platform by which people can learn about and discuss medical issues and experiences

Our website is an aggregator and purveyor of news and information pertinent to our mission, using the most respected sources in healthcare.