Advocates for a Person-Centered Healthcare System

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Seattle, WA
November 16 -18

Conference Within A Conference!

For advocates, many health care challenges are universal, but all care is local.  That's why there are organizations such as WASHAA--the Washington State Health Advocacy Association.  WASHAA was the first state-wide advocacy organization and is creating innovative programs and support for advocates locally.  Attendees of the NAHAC National Conference in Seattle, WASHAA's home base, are invited to take part in its Fourth Annual Meeting on Friday morning, November 18, from 7:30 AM until noon.  NAHAC Attendees and NAHAC members can enjoy a reduced, special rate by registering as a NAHAC Member at registration.

The meeting will highlight national and state-wide trends, report on the Annual Health and Patient Advocate Survey, learn about state-level programs (including WASHAA’s Volunteer Health Advocate Training program) and hear from Washington Advocates in a panel discussion, "What is Health Advocacy and Where Is It Succeeding?"  WASHAA Meeting participants will also engage is small group discussion questions:  “How do we define health advocacy?” and “Who are advocates?” among four topic questions.  Enjoy meeting WA advocates and eating a healthy breakfast!

For registration and program information, visit WASHAA 4th ANNUAL MEETING.

Download the Daily Schedule: National Conference Calendar

For more information and registration, click on the event name below...

Upcoming events

    • 16 Nov 2016
    • 18 Nov 2016
    • Crowne Plaza Seattle 1113 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101


    SHIFTING THE PARADIGM:  Advocates for a Person-Centered Healthcare System

    Crowne Plaza Hotel
    Seattle, WA
    November 16 -18

    Who should attend?  The range of topics and speakers is of interest to health care practitioners, social workers, case managers, patient representatives, health insurance and finance managers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, patients, caregivers, and anyone interested in improving the patient experience.

    When the process of healthcare loses sight of the person at the heart of it, advocates work to shift the focus back to the center.  NAHAC'S 2016 National Conference, "Shifting the Paradigm: Advocates for a Person-Centered Healthcare System," invites all advocates to explore how to keep the focus where it belongs through stimulating, thought-provoking perspectives on

    • narrative medicine
    • patient and community engagement in healthcare
    • quality, safety, and risk
    • advance care planning, and more.

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    We are pleased to be able to offer CEUs for nurses, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, and case managers (pending approval by CCMC).  This conference will provide 10.5 continuing education credits (clock hours) for individuals who attend the entire conference.

    View the Daily Schedule: National Conference Calendar.pdf


    Attendees at the national conference are health advocates from across the spectrum:  physicians, nurses, licensed clinical social workers, case managers, independent patient representatives, and other professionals who inform decision-making for those in their care.  Show them how your products and services contribute to healthcare that supports a person, not just a process.

    Contact Christine Wells, MD at 360-951-3570 or by email:

    2016 Conference Sponsor


    Students must submit a copy (both sides) of their valid ID via email to  Once it is approved, NAHAC will complete the registration at the student rate. Registrants will get a confirmation via email.


    If you cancel your Conference registration on or before October 1, 2016, all registration fees are refundable minus a $25 processing fee. No refund of the event registration fee will be issued for any cancellations made after October 1, 2016. All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to If you cancel your registration at any time, the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants is not responsible for any non-refundable airfares, airfare penalties, and hotel or travel charges incurred. There are no exceptions to this Cancellation Policy. NAHAC encourages you to purchase personal travel insurance.


    Crowne Plaza Seattle, 1113 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

    Rooms – single/double $169 (Conference rate – must mention NAHAC National Conference; rooms are limited, so make your reservations early)

    Link for hotel group reservation:

    Deadline for reservations:  Nov 1, 2016

    A limited number of rooms have been set aside for NAHAC conference attendees so reserve yours soon.


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