Programming: Exciting events and educational seminars for both professionals and laypeople are in the works and will be introduced in the coming weeks.
Local Advocacy – Awareness Partnerships (LAAP): The LAAP series aims to empower patients and educate professionals by sharing available resources in and advocacy stories from WA State on a specific subject, aligning with monthly national awareness campaigns. Last month, we introduced our LAAP series by working with local nonprofit HPV Hope for Cervical Cancer Awareness month. They guest blogged on our site regarding resources on HPV diagnosis and prevention in Washington. Interested in being a LAAP partner? We would love to hear from you. Email us for more info.
WASHAA Events Calendar:...is now live! Events from WASHAA, WASHAA members and non-profit organization listings regarding advocacy and healthcare issues are posted and new ones are welcome! Check out the calendar and email us your events at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Credentials: Academic interest in advocacy and care management is growing and WASHAA continues to be actively involved in efforts to shape curricula for 2-year and 4-year colleges in WA State.
Professional Credentials: A pioneering national effort, in which WASHAA keenly participates, continues to make strides towards a national professional credential for those that advocate for patients. Keep up with the latest updates at the Patient Advocate Certification Steering Committee site.
Additional material: We featured articles from WASHAA members in the February 2014 Newsletter: Shelly Crocker, Liz Taylor and Angela Johnson shared their thoughts on How to Become an Expert - 7 Ways to Build Your Reputation, 4 Most Common Medical Bill Headaches and surprising commentary on how This Scooter May Be Dangerous to Your Health. To gain full access to these enticing articles - Become a WASHAA Member Today!
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