Joe’s journey as a patient with congenital heart disease set him on a route of becoming a professional patient advocate. Since 2016, his non-profit organisation, Team Uncle Joe is helping patients and families to better understand and help navigate CHD.

Parallax host Dr Ankur Kalra invites Joe Valente, a Board-Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) and Co-Founder of Team Uncle Joe, to talk about his mission and practical considerations involving CHD care both from a patient and a healthcare provider perspective. In this informative and practical episode, Joe shares details about the process of getting certified as a BCPA and about the work that goes into setting up a non-profit organization. We learn more about how he and his team can support patients with CHD and what he considers to be the pillar of good patient-doctor communication.

To learn more about Joe’s work please visit this website: https://teamunclejoe.org

What were the most educational and the empowering experiences as a patient for Joe? What does being a Board-Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) mean? How can Team Uncle Joe support patients?

Questions and comments can be sent to “podcast@radciffe-group.com” and may be answered by Ankur in the next episode. Guest @JoeyV1in100, hosted by @AnkurKalraMD. Produced by @RadcliffeCARDIO.

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30m 41s