Did you hear the news? Do you or someone you know need CEUs? We have been approved for 4.5 CEUs** for the following fields:

NASW (National Association of Social Workers) - granted through  With A Little Help , Provider #1975 - 343
  • Licensed  Social  Workers
  • Licensed  Marriage  &  Family  Therapists
  • Licensed  Mental  Health  Counselors 
  • Care  Managers 
  • RN (Contact Hours Only)
  • CNA
  • HCA 
  • Family  Caregivers
PACB Approved -- Approval code 18001
  • BCPA (Board Certified Patient Advocate)

Join the Washington State Health Advocacy Association (WASHAA) in Seattle, WA 
for its 6 th  Annual Meeting:

Conscious Living & Dying: Health Advocacy at the End of Life**
9 am - 3 pm, Friday, October 5, 2018
UW Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle, WA

**This meeting has bee approved for 4.5 CEUs by BPCA, LSW, LMFT, LMHC, Care Managers, CNAs, HCA and Family Caregivers ( additional fee of $25 applies for CEUs ).

Check out our agenda, speakers, and topics online at www.washaa.org, or head directly to Eventbrite to register:    

Also, don't forget to sign up for our Networking Meeting TODAY, Sept 12 --Register today and we hope to see you there!

Here's to your good health,


Robin Shapiro
WASHAA Board Chair
This year's Annual Meeting will focus on Conscious Living & Dying: Health Advocacy at End of Life.  Washington state is innovative in many ways related to end of life options.  We are fortunate to have some of the leaders in this field joining WASHAA for a day of learning, inspiration and interaction.  Confirmed speakers include:
  • Brad S. Lichtenstein, ND BCB, in private practice at The Breath Space; Associate Professor, Bastyr University
  • Barak Gaster, MD who co-authored the recent Dementia Directive in Washington State
  • Laurie Riepe, LMHC, who will share how advocates and helpers can more deeply be a companion to those who are dying
  • Our panel this year will focus on Demystifying End of Life Options and will include Stephanie Mehl, RN, MS who will address common myths of hospice care
As our interactive activity, we will be playing The Hello Game, a structured way to have a conversation about living, dying and what is most important.  This is an excellent set of questions for patients, families or to be used by advocates in their practices.

We are grateful to WASHAA Partner Member With A Little Help who is providing and overseeing CEUs for all except BCPA. Visit With A Little Help at www.withalittlehelp.com . Also, check out the upcoming conference Sept 14-15, 2018: Each One Teach One at:  http://www.withalittlehelp.com/each-one-teach-one-4th-annual-care-conference/ .

- September 12 at 4 pm
Join experienced advocates working in the Northwest who are interested in sharing success and challenges in working in the field for networking, light hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Ever thought it might be nice to partner with another advocate to cover client load or be a back up to cover for you when you travel? Are you considering a job in health or patient advocacy and want to learn more about what the field is all about? Join advocates and other professionals who support advocates and patients for a peer-to-peer sharing event. This networking session will focus on creating an opportunity to develop an ongoing way to share cases and wisdom to support advocate work. Bring your questions, challenges and successes.    

September 27 - Patient No More (PNV) - Free!
October 5 - WASHAA Annual Meeting 9am - 3pm (Center for Urban Horticulture)
October 9 - Spokane Quarterly WASHAA Meeting
December 6 - Networking Event (Skyline)
Do you have something you would like to share with the WASHAA community?  Please submit ideas to 

Washington State Health Advocacy Association
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