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The Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) is an education and research center based at Vanderbilt University that supports professionalism as the foundation of safe, quality healthcare.  Since 2000 we have partnered with over 70 Healthcare Organizations to provide Data Tools and Effective Processes for promoting Professional Accountability.

Our proprietary PARS® (Patient Advocacy Reporting System) product uses our database of Over 25,000 National Healthcare Professionals along with evidence based processes to Promote Professionalism, Reduce Malpractice Risk and Increase Patient Satisfaction.


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Program or CONTACT US to see how we can help support Professionalism in Your Organization.



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Our June Course is Full.


Please join us for our next course in Nashville!

October 16-17, 2015

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Please save these dates and join us for our most popular course as we continue our mission to make healthcare kinder, safer and more reliable.

Registration opens July 1, 2015

CLICK HERE for the Brochure


The Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy announces an educational partnership with Cognitive Institute of Brisbane, Australia.

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