Top 10 “Best Of” APHA Posts: 2017 in Review

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Top 10 “Best Of” APHA Posts: 2017 in Review

As 2017 comes to a close, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the blog posts you, my readers, considered to be most worth your reading time. Using post analytics, I’m able to see how many of you have read each of the 44 posts from 2017. Then, accommodating for the fact that some posts have been online for 11+ months, while others were just posted recently, it’s easy to tell which ones captured your imagination (or google’s search interest) to make the assessment. So here are the top 10 posts (well – OK – I did have trouble counting again), in chronological order, the oldest to the newest: Number 1: January We began with our advocacy version of the State of the Union: 2017 State of Patient Advocacy and the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates.  We reviewed the goals we had set for 2016, how well we did (or did not!) meet them, and some plans for building our profession for 2017.  These sort of posts are always interesting to look at in retrospect to see how well we might have predicted our future (which, of course, is now our past.) How do you think we did? Number 2: January From there, we took a look at what 2017 might bring with The 2017 Advocate’s Challenges where we looked at manners, damaging relationships, and communication problems. These are challenges most advocates face, all of chick can be overcome. So here we are at the end of 2017 – how did you do? Number 3:  January (yes – a good month for posts!) This was the first of two posts on the strength of women, entitled, Hey Little Girls: Yes, Women Can Be Brilliant! which came as a result of several triggers: research results that showed little girls doubt that premise, the movie Hidden Figures (LOVED that movie!), and a revealing discovery that advocates dislike asking for testimonials, even from very happy clients. Now, in light of these end-of-the-year revelations (or perhaps not so revelations) of so much sexual harrassment in the workplace – is it…


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