What a year!  So many issues in our world have made the past 11 months challenging AND pointed out how much health advocacy is needed for ANYONE, no matter your health status or circumstance.  Here are some of the things we accomplished this year, with your help we:
  • Launched our Community Conversations, COVID-19 and Related Topics series with Dale Reisner, MD.  To date we have conducted 17 Community Conversations on a variety of topics related to the virus.  Please join us Dec 14 for the last Conversation of the year. 
  • Responded to more than 170 inquiry requests for advocacy help and resources, overseen by Beth Droppert, RN, BSN
  • Hosted and/or participated in more than 35 events, reaching about 2,000 people
  • Hosted our first National (Virtual) Conference with almost 300 attendees
  • Rebranded as the national non-profit, HealthAdvocateX
None of this is possible without our fantastic Staff/ Board and Partners/Sponsors.
As we pause to look into what 2021 will bring, we give thanks to you, our community, and look forward to more progress in fighting the virus, increasing and better health safety and continuing to elevate the power of every person's health experience.
Hope you are staying safe, focusing on the positive and masking up!


Robin Shapiro
WASHAA/HealthAdvocateX Board Chair

Interested in meeting other advocates and learning from them?  We are better together!  Let's keep the momentum coming from the Conference!  Join experienced advocates from across the country as we have a follow up discussion from the National Conference and break into small groups for networking.  

Please join our community of more than 1,500 people by becoming a member.  Select a membership level that fits your background and interest by visiting our new temporary website at www.HealthAdvocateX.org.  
Our last Community Conversation of 2020 will be an 'open forum,' where we will discuss the most recent trends, updates and news.  This is an opportunity to ask ANY QUESTION you have.

  • Dale Reisner, MD, Medical Director (OB/GYN Quality & Safety) at Swedish Health Services

When: Dec 14, 2020 11:00 PM Pacific Time / 2:00 pm Eastern Time 
(US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting here, or click the button below. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

WASHAA Calendar
December 3: Professional Networking Meeting (Register Here)
December 14:Community Conversation on COVID-19 Updates (Register here)

Although WASHAA speakers can give presentation on many topics, here are a few of our popular presentations: 
  • Advance Care Planning (In partnership with Honoring Choices)
  • Taming Your Medicine Cabinet
  • The ABCs of an Effective Doctor Visit
  • Patient Know More...Patient No More!
  • The Emerging Field of Health Advocacy 
  • Safe & Sound in the Hospital: A Short Course in Patient Safety 
  • Volunteer Health Advocate Training: Understanding the Role & Skills to Be Effective
To schedule a speaker for your community, please submit your request here: http://www.washaa.org/request-a-presentation.html

Have a topic you wish we offered? Let us know - let's talk!
Do you have something you would like to share with the WASHAA community?

Please submit ideas to 

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