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As we are enjoying the not-so-lazy days of summer we wanted to say that there is a lot happening in the world of health and patient advocacy:
First, we congratulate Krista Hughes, CEO of Passion for Patients who was recently named to the National Advisory Council (NAC) for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It is a three year appointment, made by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Beccera. You can see the press release here.
Second, we have been pleased to support and work with our health and patient advocate organizational peer leaders in the Coalition for Health Care Advocacy Organizations (CHCAO) joint working group. Members from Greater National Advocates, National Association of Health Care Advocates and the Patient Advocate Certification Board have been meeting regularly to work on tackling leadership opportunities to support the field of advocacy. We hope to have more news soon about what that can mean for you!
And last, but not least, many of our members have been asking us about when ICOPA Meeting recordings will be posted and available from the Spring Conference. We are working diligently on the recordings, the recording quality of which did not meet our typical standards for delivering live or on-demand content. We hope to provide the recordings in the best shape possible – thank you for your patience as we work through some of the glitches we have experienced.
Have a safe and happy summer and we hope you will participate in one or more of our great programs in August!

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/ 
Professional Networking - August 2022
Topic: Effective Pricing Strategies for Advocates
When: August 4, 2022 9-10am (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 discuss different ways advocates charge for services and products. 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:
  • Barriers to pricing and collecting fees,
  • Tried and true best practices for billing
  • How to choose different methods of billing and pricing
  • Making YOU more effective understanding why and how to price what is unique to your service.

Each networking session has a specific focus. If there are topics/ideas/speakers you would like to suggest, please email us at info@HealthAdvocateX.org

Community Conversation - August 2022
When: August 8th, 2022 | 11am – 12pm (PT)
Where: Online via Zoom (Register Here)
Cost: FREE!
In this Community Conversation, we will hear an update on COVID-19 and then explore the topic of Neurodiversity. A central premise of the neurodiversity movement is that variations in neurological development and functioning across humans are a natural and valuable part of human variation and therefore not necessarily pathological (e.g., Jaarsma and Welin, 2012; Kapp, 2020) The goal of neurodiversity rights advocates is to expand our definition of what is viewed as normal and acceptable rather than attempting to alter those behaviors as a matter of course.
We will explore why it is important for advocates to understand what neurodiversity means and how to advocate effectively for people who may think differently.
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 info@HealthAdvocateX.org
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
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 14: 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 info@HealthAdvocateX.org