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Friday’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade has set into motion a variety of potential impacts on individual health choices. No matter how you feel about this decision, we believe it is important to continue to fight for every person’s ability to choose health care that is best for that person – no matter what gender, race, age, socioeconomic situation or faith.
We understand that this one decision will disproportionately affect people of color, disabled people and those with less economic means. It will also impact those in our country who have historically struggled to access many health care services. 
We are committed to supporting and helping all people get the care they want and deserve through health advocacy.
At HealthAdvocateX, our mission is to help people understand and be involved in their health care to make the best choices for themselves. We are committed to engaging people in health advocacy in all respects.
We support all people’s right to choose medical care appropriate for themselves. Like other
treatment options, we support a person’s right to choose an abortion and to be able to access care safely. Especially during this Pride Month, we highlight that gynecological rights are the rights of all women along with trans and intersex people.  We believe it is important to continue to fight for every person’s ability to have a choice in making their own health care decisions.
We will continue to be engaged in the process of informing, engaging and fighting for the right to understand and ask for health care equality for all people. Please join us!

Here’s to your good health,

Robin Shapiro (Board Chair) and the Team at HealthAdvocateX

To see our upcoming events or view our past events on demand, please visit: https://www.healthadvocatex.org/upcoming/ 
Community Conversation - July 2022
When: July 11, 2022 | 11am – 12pm (PT)
Where: Online via Zoom (Register Here)
Cost: FREE!

We will host our monthly Community Conversation with Dr. Dale Reisner, MD, Medical Director (OB/GYN Quality and Safety) at Swedish Health Services. The topic will be updates on the pandemic where we will review the latest stats and sort out information we know and do not know about COVID-19. Please join us for this free monthly conversation.
Case Review – July 14 at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET – Free Benefit of Membership

Please join Professional and Partner HealthAdvocateX Members at our upcoming Case Review, presented by Chris Price, M.D., www.Calldoctorchris.com

Dr. Price will review a case regarding Visitors and Visitor Policies in the Hospital and the impact on patients. This program is only open to Professional and Partner Members. To participate, please contact us at [email protected] and we will send you a registration link or will register you. 

The Case Review is:
Topic: The Impact of Visitor Policy on Patient Care in the Hospital
When: Thursday, July 14, 2022 4 pm PT/6 pm MT/7 pm ET
Professional Networking - August 2022
When: August 4, 2022 | 9am-10am (PT)
Where: Online via Zoom (Register Here)
Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for Non-Members

Join Professional Advocates and other allied professionals in a virtual networking event designed to support your health advocacy business. Be ready to learn and share what is working in terms of business development and practice. Note: You do not have to be a HealthAdvocateX member to attend this event! The objectives of Professional Networking sessions include:
  • Grow your network of advocates you know and trust
  • Exchange ideas about advocacy best practices
  • Learn new information related to health advocacy
  • Receive peer feedback on challenges and opportunities
Each networking session has a specific focus. If there are topics/ideas/speakers you would like to suggest, please email us at [email protected]

Are you looking for a way to extend your opportunities to educate the public about health and patient advocacy? HealthAdvocateX licenses two presentations and offers a ‘Train the Trainer’ package for these two topics:
  • The ABCs of an Effective Doctor Visit
  • Taming the Medicine Cabinet

Each Train the Trainer Package includes:
  • PowerPoint presentation and script for the topic represented, which will include an introductory slide for the presenter approved to give the presentation
  • Electronic copies of materials including:
  • Handouts of Scenarios/Role-Plays
  • Self-Learning Quiz (where applicable)
  • Feedback From
  • Flyer Template
  • Presentation Description

To license the presentations and register for the training:
- Sign and Return the License Agreement/s - (ABCs of an Effective Doctor Visit & Taming the Medicine Cabinet)
- Pay for the Presentation Train the Trainer (we will invoice you as soon as we receive your signed license agreement(s)).

Do you have questions about this? Email us at [email protected]
Many advocates have been contacting us as you are trying to finish up earning your CEs for the year. We have more than 20 CEs currently available with bundled pricing available for two conferences:
  • Health Advocacy Now: Lessons From the Pandemic 2021 Conference (11 CEs Available)
  • Whole Person Advocacy: Integrating Mental Health 2020 Conference (10 CEs Available)
  • Health Literacy: The New Vital Sign (1 CE Available)

For more information and to have access to these CEs, visit: https://www.healthadvocatex.org/ces/ 

Other Events You May Enjoy
HealthAdvocateX Calendar
July 11: Community Conversation (Register Here)
July 14: Case Review (HealthAdvocateX Members Only!)
August 4: Professional Networking (Register Here)
August 8: Community Conversation (Register Here)
September 7: Professional Networking (Register Here)
September 12: Community Conversation (Register Here)
October 10: Community Conversation (Register Here)
October 13: Case Review (HealthAdvocateX Members Only!)
November 3: Professional Networking (Register Here)
November 14: Community Conversation (Register Here)
December 7: Professional Networking (Register Here)
December 12: Community Conversation (Register Here)
Programs & Presentations
Although HealthAdvocateX 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: https://www.healthadvocatex.org/presentations/

Have a topic you wish we offered? Let us know - let's talk!

HealthAdvocateX is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. We acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe. We invite you to join us in acknowledging and thanking indigenous people for their ongoing stewardship wherever you are located.
Land Acknowledgement Challenge

Will you help us? We invite YOU to research and submit the name of the people, your location and how you would word your own personal land acknowledgement. Our Board will be selecting and reading land acknowledgements from across the country at our Monthly Board Meetings. You can submit it here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hadvx-land-acknowledgement

Do you have something you would like to share with the HealthAdvocateX community?

Please submit ideas to [email protected]