Use an Advocate / Be an Advocate!
When: Monday, August 23, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM (EST)
Room Opens 15 Minutes Early for Networking!
This program will cover the tools needed to convert your passion for practicing patient advocacy into a successful private patient advocacy business. Many people come to patient advocacy because of the fear or frustration they have experienced as healthcare providers or patients within the health care system. They have a passion for making a difference in the lives of patients and their families and want to positively affect their health care experience and outcomes. However, this passion doesn’t always translate into a successful advocacy business hopeful advocates give up when they aren’t able to do the work they want to do. The Bridge Health Advocates was founded to bridge that gap between passion and practice. We will discuss how to take that passion and transform it into a list of advocacy services, a brand, a networking strategy and more. We do this so that we can have a world in which everyone has access to a health care advocate and is empowered on their journey of health.
This program is approved for 1 CE by the Patient Advocate Certification Board to satisfy the requirements for Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). Program Approval Code 18151.
Pulse CPSEA charges a separate fee to process Continuing Education (CE) credits and certificates. Fee for 1 CE is $20. Payment may be made by going to www.PulsePayment.org Use Approval Code 18151 when making payment.
MISSION: To create a national venue to welcome and engage patient advocates, regardless of background or training, to share knowledge, experience and resources to improve the effectiveness of all persons who serve others as patient advocates.
ADVOCATES: Patient advocates have diverse backgrounds & experience.
Independent Patient Advocates
Professionally trained patient advocates, who through education & training, are qualified or certified to provide patient advocacy services privately to individuals and groups.
Institutional (Assigned) Patient Advocates
Professionally trained patient advocates, who through education or experience, are qualified or certified to provide patient advocate services that are employed/paid by an organization, insurer or health care provider.
Individuals (patients, family members, friends or caregivers) who have become patient advocates as a result of their knowledge and personal experience as a caregiver that has accepted responsibility for advocating on behalf of a patient.
PROGRAM: A 1-hour meeting on Zoom. Topics are selected in advance from participant suggestions. Meeting begins with a brief 20-30 minute presentation by subject expert(s) followed by guided group discussion where participants share their experiences. Sessions close with a brief Question & Answer (Q&A) period. Opportunity for participants to network & share information before and after session. Polls/surveys will be utilized to elicit feedback on meetings, presenters, issues and future topics.