Early Registration closes October 15th….

by Joanna Smith on Oct 12, 2009

The newly formed National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants has put together a wonderful First Annual Conference in Berkeley for next month, on November 14th and 15th.  Come hear these presenters:

Ann Tardy, Founder, LifeMoxie; Keynote Presenter: “The New World of Healthcare Advocacy — Creating It Together!”

Jeff Belkora
, PhD, Director of Decision Services and Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Institute for Health Policy Studies, U.C.S.F.: “Making Good Decisions in a Family Health Crisis”

Linda Garrett
, Partner, Risk Management Services: “Confidentiality and Privacy Law for Healthcare Advocates”

Gail Gazelle, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School: “Inside the Doctor’s Mind: What Every Advocate Needs to Know”

Maggie Radany, RN, Founder, Radany & Associates: “How to Solve Health Insurance Problems and Be a Hero to Your Clients!”

Dianne Savastano, Founder & President, Healthassist: “Bringing Bob Home: A Case Study in Patient Advocacy”

Elisabeth Schuler Russell, Founder & President, Patient Navigator LLC: “Inside the World of Pediatric Healthcare Advocacy”

Judith Stark, Principal, Judith Stark Consulting: “Harnessing the Power of Technology Solutions for Healthcare Warriors”.

To register, go to www.nahac.com.  Early registration (at the reduced rate of $150 for NAHAC members and $200 for non-members) ends October 15th.  After Oct. 15th the rates will be $200 for NAHAC members and $250 for non-members.

First Annual Conference of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants

by Joanna Smith on Sep 8, 2009

As interim President of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC) , I am pleased to announce the First Annual NAHAC Conference.  It will be held at the University of California, Berkeley on November 14th and 15th 2009 at the Clark Kerr Campus.  This two day event features talented and skilled practitioners in the field of Healthcare Advocacy.  The event is open to the public as well as Association members.

To view the conference brochure and register for the Conference go here.
To receive the 25% Conference discount for members of NAHAC, please join the Association and complete your membership payment before registering and paying for the Conference event.

We look forward to seeing you in Berkeley!

National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants

by Joanna Smith on Jul 21, 2009

A frequent occurrence: the phone rings, and a desperate voice on the other end of the line says “I need to find an advocate and I came across your website, but you’re not in my area. Do you know anyone in my state who does what you do?”   Up until now, there was no central Association that consumers could go to if they wanted to find an advocate. There will be, effective August 1, 2009.
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