We Are Officially Launched As HealthAdvocateX!  Visit Us at HealthAdvocateX.org
We are so excited to announce that we have officially transitioned from WASHAA to HealthAdvocateX - are have finally launched Phase 1 of our Website presence at www.healthadvocatex.org.  You can now find us there AND, We would love to hear your feedback!
We want to thank you for all the great support you have given us as we evolve to a nationally recognized organization.  In looking back through 2020, we did more than re-brand...we expanded our programs and reach.  Here are some highlights:
This past weekend, our HealthAdvocateX Board and Staff met to discuss where we will be putting our effort in 2021.   We will continue to offer programs, education and connection to make health and health advocacy part of everyday health care decision-making. Thanks for your continued interest in this movement, we can't wait to see you at an upcoming event!
Here's to your good health,

Robin Shapiro (Board Chair) and the Team at HealthAdvocateX

February 8, 2021 | 11am (PT) / 2pm (ET)

Join us as we welcome NBC and MSNBC Medical Contributor Dr. Vin Gupta, Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, UW Medicine along with Dr. Dale Reisner, Medical Director (OB/GYN Quality and Safety) at Swedish Health Services. This discussion will focus on the current state of knowledge on the long-term impacts of COVID-19 infection, provide guidance on how our health system must support individuals with this condition, and detail other considerations as our country navigates our way out of this crisis. We have been approved for 1 BCPA CE as part of this Community Conversation [Free for Members and $25 for Non-Members].  

This live event is free and open to the public...it will also be recorded and available on our website (and YouTube Channel).     

1. Understand the clinical characteristics of long COVID-19 syndrome.
2. Understand the potential medical needs of this patient population.
3. Discuss the importance of vaccination and continued mitigation efforts for this patient population.

The number one topic we heard advocates are interested in learning more about is how to identify, verify and organize resources - the topic of our Networking Meeting February 4.  You will hear from veteran advocate leaders about how they approach this task and then network among your peers.  We will be meeting twice a quarter and will be flexible about the formatting of the national networking meetings to address your interests.  Hope to see you there! 

Other Events You May Enjoy
Behavioral Health CE Webinar: February 3rd, 12 Noon PT/3pm ET 

Effective Navigation of the Behavioral Health System with Clients and Their Families: In order to effectively address clients' these challenges and meet the holistic health needs, it is important for healthcare advocates to understand how to identify behavioral health issues, create effective long-term care plans and address family dynamics. Join us for this interactive webinar that will address the following:  The Identification of behavioral health issues, Considerations for evaluating quality and ethical standards of behavioral health provider and Strategies to address individual client and family resistance.  

February 4: Professional Networking (Register Here)
February 8: Community Conversation (Register Here)
March 3: Professional Networking (Register Here)
March 8: Community Conversation (Register Here)
April 7: Case Review (for Professional & Partner Members only)
April 12: Community Conversation (Register Here)
May 6: Professional Networking (Register Here)
May 10: Community Conversation (Register Here)
June 3: Professional Networking (Register Here)
June 14: Community Conversation (Register Here)
July 8: Professional Networking (Register Here)
July 12: Community Conversation (Register Here)
August 4: Professional Networking (Register Here)
August 9: Community Conversation (Register Here)
September 9: Case Review (for Professional & Partner Members only)
September 13: Community Conversation (Register Here)
October 7: Professional Networking (Register Here)
October 11: Community Conversation (Register Here)
November 5-6: HealthAdvocateX Annual Conference **SAVE THE DATE!**
December 2: Professional Networking (Register Here)
December 13: Community Conversation (Register Here)

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

Please submit ideas to info@healthadvocatex.org

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