AdvoConnection Spotlight

How to Overcome the Biggest Challenge in Patient Advocacy Today

A few weeks ago at the WASHAA Annual Meeting (Washington State Health Advocacy Association) I was asked my opinion on the biggest challenges in patient advocacy as we turn the corner to 2016. I didn’t hesitate with my answer. I know exactly what those huge challenges are. So I shared my answer, which I’ll also share with you in a minute. As an individual, your answers might be slightly different from the ones I see. You might consider your biggest challenges to be recognition of the profession by potential clients, the ability to get people to pay for your services, …

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Are You an Impostor?

See if this sounds familiar: When it comes time to help a client, or discuss your work, or promote your practice… you hesitate. Sometimes just a little, sometimes more, sometimes you balk all together. You ask yourself, “What it they figure out I don’t really know what I’m talking about?” or “What if I don’t know enough?” or “What if mess up because I’m not really worthy? or “What if they find me out?” Do you ever feel like a fraud, an impostor? Studies show that at times, you probably do. In fact, that feeling is so prevalent that it …

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And the First AdvoConnection Spotlight is on…

It’s been in the works for a little while, and today we’re happy to announce a new way for some APHA members to promote their capabilities… the AdvoConnection Advocate Spotlight! Why the Spotlight? AdvoConnection Directory Listed members are doing wonderful work on behalf of their clients. We wanted a way to tell stories about patients and families who have benefited in so many ways from working with these skilled advocates. Their stories will trigger recognition among potential clients and will encourage them to contact advocates who can provide the help they need. Meet APHA’s First Advocate in the Spotlight: Nancy …

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