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Today is the first day of Fall! These past few mornings of early dog walks have been crisp, begging more clothing; it still feels way too soon to be trying to remember to grab a vest despite the wind's reminder. It's a beautiful time of year and Fall is a reminder of things to come as we head into the bustle of year. At HealthAdvocateX, we have been very busy getting ready to host YOU soon!

Eighteen months into the pandemic which has changed how we navigate life and health care. But how has the pandemic impacted health advocacy? We’ll discuss many topics related to that at our Virtual National Conference, “Health Advocacy Now: Lessons from the Pandemic” November 4-6 through our WHOVA platform. Please sign up now and take advantage of our Early Bird Registration!
I look forward to connecting at our conference or sooner!

Sarah Morton (Strategic Advisor) and the Team at HealthAdvocateX
Register today for the only Fall National Conference specifically designed for health and patients advocates! Sign up now to get the benefit of Early Bird Pricing other benefits. 
Benefits to Early Bird registration:
  • Early access to the WHOVA App so you can begin to network with other advocates and participants before the conference begins
  • Be invited to the pre-recorded sessions where you can ask questions in a small group setting
  • Be the first to know about special events and conference activities.

This year, we are hosting content over three days, including multiple ways to network. Check out the Agenda.

Wondering if you should attend? Here’s what some participants said about last year’s conference:

"This whole conference was amazing. The content was terrific, the speakers were excellent and you did a great job of pulling it off! I had never been to a virtual conference and I really felt connected!"

"Your choice of speakers was excellent. I learned new techniques, new information. Thoroughly enjoyed every lecture and presentation."

"Could have listened to these presenters all afternoon! Terrific thought-provoking information. Very positive & helpful, both personally and professionally."

Early Bird tickets are available here:
If you haven’t already signed up as a Partner Member, now is the perfect time in advance of our conference.  Join before October 15 to receive the following conference-related benefits:
  • 1 Free Ticket to the Conference 
  • An opportunity to host an exhibit booth at the conference for free
  • Additionally, you will be recognized as a Partner on all of the promotional announcements. 
HealthAdvocateX News
HealthAdvocateX has earned a Silver Seal of Transparency from Guidestar!

Earlier this month HealthAdvocateX was awarded a Silver Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, a widely recognized directory of over a million charitable and faith-based organizations. The seal is earned by providing our mission statement, details around leadership, programs and other characteristics of our work to the directory and is updated once yearly This listing will raise our profile in the universe of charities and help donors find us.
Welcome New Partner Member - Heartology Patient Advocacy!
Here for them. For you.

Heartology Patient Advocacy specializes in helping cardiac patients and their families map out an individualized health care journey. Heartology is patient-centered and goal-directed cardiac nurses providing families the support they need, freeing them to focus on being present with their loved ones. Heartology supports cardiac patients virtually everywhere, and in person in the greater Denver North area. The organization’s mission is to bring transparency, clarity, and peace of mind to people on their health journey.

 Visit their website at www.heartologypatientadvocacy.com
Networking - October 2021
When: October 7, 2021 | 4pm – 5:30pm (PT)
Where: Online via Zoom (Register Here)

This session will focus on sharing successful marketing techniques for health advocacy businesses. Please join us to hear about the strategies your fellow practitioners have used to build their advocacy business and to build relationships within the community.

Interested in becoming a HealthAdvocateX Member? Click here to learn more.
Community Conversation
When: October 11, 2021 | 11am – 12pm (PT)
Where: Online via Zoom (Register Here)
Cost: FREE!

COVID is still with us and we are continuing to address the public’s questions in our monthly Community Conversation. If you’re interested in hearing the most up-to-date news on booster shots and more, please join our Board Member Dale Reisner, MD, Medical Director (OB/GYN Quality & Safety), Swedish Health Services as she discusses what we need to know now
Other Programs / Events / Opportunities You May Enjoy
This webinar is part of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy's
DYP-Designing Your Practice series on starting, building, and sustaining a healthcare advocacy business.

Presented by a Panel of Leading Advocates:
Melissa Cardine, MSN ,RN, WOCN, BCPA
The Bridge RN Patient Advocates
Scott Fraser, BCPA, Lamorinda Patient Advocacy
Michelle Riddle, BCPA, DignifiedHealth

Wednesday, September 29th
12:00 pm Pacific / 2:00 pm Central /3:00 pm Eastern
NAHAC Members - FREE
Non-Members - $30

Healthcare advocates often struggle with finding clients who align with their expertise, interests, and mission. Based on their personal and/or professional experience, advocates need to identify the clientele who meet their financial goals. How do you identify your niche? And once identified, who will pay for your services, what resources are there for help, and what do you do when a client is not a good fit? These are all some of the challenges Healthcare Advocates face when starting their business.
Our September Designing Your Practice webinar has brought together a panel of leading advocates to explore this topic and answer your questions.
In this webinar we will discuss:
  • Why finding your niche is important
  • Methods and tools to identify and define the most appropriate niche for your practice
  • How to determine if the client is a good fit for you
  • Ways to expand one’s ability to work with clients who may be outside your “ideal client” community.

So that we can respond in detail to your questions, please send in your questions at registration.
October 6th and 7th, 2021 
7:45 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific 
Healthcare Professionals: $75 
Patients, Families, and Students: Free 
Virtual Event

The Washington Patient Safety Coalition’s Northwest Patient Safety Conference is back this year as an entirely virtual event over two half-days on October 6-7, 2021. The event will bring together healthcare professionals and patients to explore how to pursue safety differently and engage in topical sessions on advancing equity in patient safety, empathetic engagement with patients, rebuilding safer health systems. 

More information is available here: WPSC website.

HealthAdvocateX Calendar
October 7: Professional Networking (Register Here)
October 11: Community Conversation (Register Here)
November 4-6: HealthAdvocateX Annual Conference (Register Here)
December 2: Professional Networking (Register Here)
December 13: 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: http://www.washaa.org/request-a-presentation.html

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