The Jennifer Jaff CareLine is operated by Patient Advocate Foundation in partnership with the Jennifer Jaff Center. This program is part of the MedCareLine Case Management division, an extension of PAF Case Management that focuses on certain health conditions, treatments, or groups of people.
About Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides professional case management services to patients with chronic, life threatening and debilitating diseases.
Established in 1996, Patient Advocate Foundation assists patients who have been diagnosed with serious illness overcome healthcare access barriers. PAF provides in-depth assistance through personalized case management, financial support, and connection to critical community resources. PAF serves uninsured and insured patients across the country at no charge to help overcome and resolve insurance-related and financial obstacles that impact care.
Patient Advocate Foundation has been consecutively recognized as a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator, the country’s premier independent charity evaluator. For more information about Patient Advocate Foundation visit www.patientadvocate.org.
About Jennifer Jaff Center
The Jennifer Jaff Center, a respected national nonprofit for those suffering from chronic illness, has allied with Patient Advocate Foundation to ensure its patient-focused services continue to be available to help those in need. The Jennifer Jaff Center has merged with PAF, allowing Jaff’s legacy to live on through the CareLine and its support to patients.
The Jennifer Jaff Center, Inc., formerly Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, was founded in March 2005, by attorney Jennifer C. Jaff. After more than thirty years of living with chronic illness (Crohn’s disease), pushing past pain and fatigue to build a successful career as a trial lawyer, Jennifer realized she could put her experience and skills to use assisting other chronically ill patients. While searching for a way to combine her legal skills with her personal experiences, she discovered an entire community of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis sufferers who were seeking the kind of help Jennifer could provide, and thus began building this organization.
The Jennifer Jaff Center was then created to provide free information, legal advice, education, and advocacy services to patients with chronic illnesses nationwide in areas including health and disability insurance, Social Security disability, employment discrimination, family and medical leave, educational equity, and resource location.
Tragically, in 2012, Jaff passed away as a result of complications of her own illness, Crohn’s Disease.
In 2016, The Center’s Board of Directors concluded that the Center’s remaining resources would be best served through the partnership with PAF and utilized through its individualized case management services. Sustained only through this partnership, the Jennifer Jaff Center has wound down its operations.