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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Advocacy Update #5
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We continue to identify the many ways we can support you
in an effort to balance your need to stay safe with your desire
to grow your patient-service practice during this critical time.

Our Tuesday Agendas will continue to reflect this focus
as long as need be.

Of course, if at any time you can think of any way we can
support your needs, please do reach out!
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Many of our members with clinical credentials - doctors, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and others -- are working on the front lines to defeat this virus and end this pandemic.

Many others are volunteering their time to make others' lives easier and allay some of their fears in the midst of this horror.

Our sincere thanks to each of you for
helping others through this crisis.
Link & Learn
Don't forget: 
you'll need to be logged into the APHA membership site to access some of these links:
bullet updated Master List of Coronavirus / COVID-19 Resources for Advocates and Clients
Resources continue to be added daily.
bullet new For Your Listening and Learning Pleasure… (APHA Blog)
bullet updated Tools for Use During the COVID-19 Crisis (Telehealth, Video Conferencing - alternatives to Zoom)
Schedule & Attend
Link to the
Advocacy Master Calendar
of Events
APHA Expert Call-in
(Yes - still scheduled!)
Your Clients and Medical Cannabis – Assessing Interest and Providing Resources

Tuesday, April 28

Has the topic of medical cannabis (marijuana) come up in conversations with clients or prospective clients? Did you feel informed enough to carry on that conversation? Do you know the laws in your state or province?

Or, is the medical cannabis train leaving and you haven’t yet hopped aboard?
  As more and more states legalize medical cannabis, questions arise as they regard its fit and appropriateness as a treatment for challenges from pain to mobility, from suffering to comfort. It’s possible your clients know even more about it than you do. And it’s possible you know enough that you should be raising the topic with them if they don’t.

Josephine Krehl is the Founder of MMJ Knowledge, LLC and serves in the role of Statewide Clinical Community Relations for OnePlant, a medical cannabis business in Florida. As our guest for this call-in, she’ll guide us through the basics we need to know to help our clients, ranging from legality, to knowing when cannabis may be appropriate, to finding recommenders, to delivery mechanisms, to insurance coverage, plus how to carry on the conversation with our clients.
register for this event
You may register up to 3 hours prior to the call.
Register for this call.
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Hold the Date!

Our APHA Sister Site, PracticeUP! presents

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Personalized Small Group Learning:
One Weekend, Great Skills!
Become the independent advocate you want to be.

Bootcamp Orlando has been rescheduled!
September 18 & 19

8.5 CEs for BCPAs will be available.

Invest in Yourself. Invest in Your Success.
Join us in Orlando!

Learn more about bootcamps here.

We will alert you when we are ready to begin registration.
(Bootcamps will not be held if there is continued danger from COVID-19.)
Members in the News!
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See the master list of APHA and member news mentions, located at the APHA Blog.
bullet From Patch.com, Naperville, IL: Seniors Alone Wins Daily Herald Business Ledger Award-Non Profit congratulates APHA member, Teri Dreher.
APHA Premium +ADL members: Want to respond to requests
for advocate expertise? Find them in your +ADL Connect! Discussion Forum - see the list of recent requests below.
If you are a Premium +ADL member featured in the news,
please submit the link to us.
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Online Courses for Advocates
PracticeUP! online is a sister site to APHA. APHA members may take courses for free or at a discount.

Coming this Week!
A new course,
appropriate for our times...
Take Care of Clients,
Preserve & Grow Your Practice

A free course for all APHA Members
Earn 2.5 CEs for BCPA
Pandemic Course 
APHA members may take all
PracticeUP! courses
either discounted - or free!
for ADL members
A special section for AdvoConnection
Directory Listed members.
Reminders for +ADL members:
bullet March Directory profile stats are available! Here's how to retrieve yours.
bullet Note:  We have no new 5-Star Reviews to report this week! :-(
This is a great opportunity to ask clients and previous clients to add them to your directory listing!  Here's how.
bullet Have you taken care of this yet?
Add mention of coronavirus / COVID-19 to your directory profile! Login to update your profile.
bullet Monitor requests for help!  Patients need you! Recent requests have come from:
Indiana Minnesota Nova Scotia
North Dakota Montana Missouri
... and other states and provinces!
APHA Expert
Call-ins and Webinars 
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Find the master list of completed calls (available with podcasts).

Find the list
of upcoming calls.
What would you like to teach or learn?
Make your suggestion!
We're getting ready to schedule Expert Call-ins and Webinars for Summer and Fall, and could use your help.

Are you an expert on a topic of interest to advocates? - or - Is there a topic you wish we would cover that could help you? - or - Do you know of an expert in a topic that could be useful to members?

Please make your suggestions. Curious APHA Call-in schedulers want to know!
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Connect & Share
in the
APHA Connect!
Discussion Forum
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Link to the APHA Connect
Discussion Forum

  Coronavirus / COVID-19 Forum
bullet Master List of COVID-19 Resources for Advocates
bullet hot Advocacy Best Practices with COVID-19
bullet COVID 19 Community Call – invitation from WASHAA
bullet New Podcasts: Crisis Conversations
bullet Providing helpful information during COVID-19 Pandemic
bullet Webinar: Protecting Older Adults from the Harms of Social Isolation
bullet Navigating Loss in the Time of COVID-19
bullet hot Telehealth experience?
bullet hot End of Life Conversations - Let's Discuss
bullet Great EOL Questions and a Video Opportunity
bullet hot Sounding the Alarm – DNRs and Rationing
bullet SBA Stay Afloat Loans
bullet Reality Check on Ventilator Treatment
bullet Are Patient Advocates Considered “Essential Personnel”?
bullet Invitation to a COVID-19 Webinar for Advocates
bullet HIPAA Guidance re: COVID 19
bullet New Course: PANDEMIC! Earn 2.5 CEs – free to APHA members
  General Conversation
bullet Good News on Observation Status
bullet hot electronic signature
bullet hot On-Line Palliative Care Courses FREE
bullet hot Any other cancer-only advocates?
bullet Patient/Client Management Software
bullet hot proposal template?
bullet hot Any experience with Fall Alert Systems?
bullet E&O Insurance
bullet Providers Refusing to Deal with Third Party Advocates
 +ADL Member Forum
bullet Communicating with clients
bullet Media Request – Bloomberg
bullet Patient Advocate Designation Form
bullet hot SBA Loans – Help for Determining Eligibility and Obtaining One
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