Hot Off The Press!  For the second year in a row, the National Health and Patient Advocate Survey  measured advocate backgrounds, practices, satisfaction and outlook on the emerging advocate  field. Health and Patient Advocates for this survey were considered to be paid professionals  helping individuals navigate the health care system.

"The field of health and patient advocates is new but growing as the health care system  remains increasingly complex," said Robin Shapiro, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the  Washington State Health Advocacy Association (WASHAA), one of the organizations fielding the  survey. "There is good news [in The Survey] for patients who want an independent advisor to  help assert their wishes and navigate the health care system." Please read on below for the full survey results as well as the accompanying press release.

Robin Shapiro
Chair, WASHAA Board
WASHAA is pleased to announce the official release of the National Health and Patient Advocate Survey results from 2016. Please read our Press Release for more specifics surrounding the survey.

**Please click on "2016 Survey" to be taken to a preview of the results via
Upcoming Webinars and Events
February 8th, 2017
Where: Free for all ages @ Greenwood Senior Center, Seattle
When: Feb. 8, 2017 @ 10am - 11am
Host: Robin Shapiro, WASHAA Board Chair

February 15th, 2017
When: Feb. 15, 2017 @ 10am (PST)
Host: WASHAA Education Committee
Community Corner
Newsletter to be Sent Monthly in 2017
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Deadline to submit content is the third Monday of every month. The e-newsletter will be sent on the fourth Monday of the month.

Washington State Health Advocacy Association