The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Eileen F. Swan, Esq. has been appointed Executive Director of Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc. effective March 4, 2013. Eileen, JD, MS.ED in Rehabilitation Counseling, has gained extensive experience in the Executive Branch of New York State government, lobbying for various public interest and legislative proposals, management operations and budget preparation and oversight. Eileen has been successful writing and obtaining grants for a variety of projects that help people seeking legal services. Having a young son with chronic epilepsy, Eileen has personal experience with the needs of those with chronic illnesses.
Eileen is known not only for her managerial, writing, presentation, and mentoring skills but also for her creative vision for growth of an organization. She will assist us in our goals to provide legal services to more and more people who need them and to continue our public policy efforts that will make life better for those with chronic illnesses. Although our founder, Jennifer Jaff, is irreplaceable, we are confident that Eileen has the ability to follow in her footsteps.
WELCOME to Advocacy for
Patients with Chronic Illness...
Where patients can get free information, advice and advocacy services in areas including but not limited to the following:
How to get your own medical records.
How to get and keep health insurance.
How to get health insurance coverage for particular treatments, drugs, and/or therapies.
How to get private disability insurance coverage.
How to get Social Security Disability Income.
How to assert your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
How to assert your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
How to ensure that schools accommodate students with
You may request help by emailing us or by calling 1-860)-674-1370.
If we can't help you, we will direct you to an appropriate resource.
Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc. will provide advocacy services not including litigation. If your claim cannot be resolved without litigation, we will attempt to refer you to an attorney in your area to bring suit on
PLEASE NOTE: Nothing on this website should be construed as medical or legal advice. It is informational only.