The challenge? There are many: Health advocacy means different things to different people; There are no national credentials for this profession, so right now anyone can call themselves an advocate; and how to pay for health advocacy? Right now, it is not something reimbursed for patients. They pay out of pocket. But there are also people who want to use their experience to volunteer to help people and advocate for them.
WASHAA is the first state organization focused on 1) creating awareness about what health advocacy is 2) teaching people how to advocate and 3) connecting people to local resources. Our goal is to improve health through unique health advocacy programs. We have a far way to go, but we hope you can help by attending our Annual Meeting and learning more about our goals and programs.
We hope you will be able to join us November 14 for our 2nd Annual Meeting at 7:30 am! But don’t delay in registering because seating is limited and this Thursday is the last day to register. Also, if you are not currently a WASHAA member, consider joining today: www.washaa.org.
We look forward to seeing you there!