In the last month, we held our first in-person meeting in Spokane WA, hosted an online webinar with Allison Fine, MSW, LICSW, founder and executive director for the Center for Chronic Illness, gave "Safe & Sound in the Hospital," and "Patient Know More," presentations in our community and conducted the  2017 National Health and Patient Advocates Survey .
We hope you will tune in to our first Facebook Live! event addressing insurance and open enrollment this Monday, October 23rd at 2pm (PST). And our 5th Annual Meeting won't be complete without you!  There are still a few seats left, so don't delay in  registering!
Upcoming Events:
- Insurance Open Enrollment Questions Answered via Facebook Live - Submit your       questions here & find us on Facebook at 2PM (PST)!
- WASHAA 5th Annual Meeting  Register Today!
Here is to your good health,

Robin Shapiro
Chair, WASHAA Board

Our 5th Annual Meeting on Nov 2 Includes Must-Know
Tools/Resources in Health Advocacy  

WASHAA's Fifth Annual Meeting will focus on Health Advocacy Tools that Everyone
Can Use.  Our agenda will include presentations on health advocacy technology,
medication management, and choosing the right treatment. There are still a few seats left! Check out our agenda and registration pages below:
- 5th Annual Meeting Full Agenda:

Why Attend:
Learn the latest tips/tools/resources from our speakers:
> Karen Curtiss, Campaign Zero
> Josh Akers, Kaiser Permanente
> David Ansley, Consumer Reports
> Dew-Anne Langcaon, iHealthHome
Meet Washington-based Advocates
- Be the first to hear results from the 2017 National Health and Patient Advocate        Survey
- Hear what is happening nationally and in our state about health advocacy
- Listen to inspiring, personal stories about health advocacy
- Engage in stimulating conversation about health advocacy with colleagues
- For Consumers: Participate in Session on Hospital-based Advocacy Tools
- For Advocates: Participate in Business Building Strategy Session
- Enjoy a Healthy Lunch
- No need to pay for parking -- Free Parking

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 2:00 pm
We are grateful to ERA Living, sponsor for our Annual Meeting!
FACEBOOK LIVE! Focuses on Your Insurance Questions
2 pm PT Monday, Oct 23

Two WASHAA Professional Members will be participating in an event to answer your questions about insurance and open enrollment. Karen Vogel is an independent professional advocate who works with clients on a variety of insurance issues. Molly Lanzinger i s a licensed insurance broker who understands the difference and advantages of various insurance plans in Washington state.   Join us on our FACEBOOK for our first live event tomorrow, October 23 at 2 pm PST/ 5pm EST where they will try to answer your questions.  

You can submit questions in advance here via Google Forms-- It's quick and easy: or by emailing them directly to

More about Molly and Karen can be found here:

Welcome New WASHAA Partner Member iHealthHome!

" iHealthHome is pleased to join WASHAA as a partner member.  We share your mission of empowering patients and improving health outcomes through health advocacy," says Dew-Anne Langcaon, iHealthHome co-founder and CEO. "iHealthHome is an easy to use cloud-based software solution that enable patient advocates and care managers to meaningfully include patients, families and caregivers to be true partners on the care team. Our software was designed by care managers for care managers and helps home and community providers to help more clients, securely gather and share data from the home, and manage a holistic plan of care.  Visit iHealthHome at  to learn more or to schedule a demonstration of our software."  You can meet Dew-Anne at our Annual Meeting!

Beth Droppert to Participate in Choosing Wisely Summit, October 27

The Washington State Choosing Wisely Task Force -co-sponsored by the Washington Health Alliance, the Washington State Medical Association, and Washington State Hospital Association-is hosting the Choosing Wisely Summit October 27.  WASHAA Board Member Beth Droppert, RN, BSN will participate in a panel to discuss why the Choosing Wisely campaign matters from a variety of perspectives. Our other panelists represent the WA Health Care Authority and Consumer Reports.  If you are interested in registering, please visit:

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A perfect gift for the holidays and a perfect way to support WASHAA!!

  • October 23 @ 2pm (PST) - WASHAA to answer your Open Enrollment Insurance questions - Submit your questions
  • November 2, 2017 - 9 am to 2 pm :  WASHAA Annual Meeting -- Take a look at the Agenda and Register Today.

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