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In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom continues his discussion with Robin Shapiro, Board Chair and co-founder of HealthAdvocateX. She explains the backgrounds of health advocates and the various roles they play helping patients navigate the healthcare system. She shares emerging trends in patient advocacy today and also talks about the need for greater patient advocacy in the area of mental health.
Robin Shapiro is currently Board Chair and co-founder of HealthAdvocateX, whose mission is to help people transform from patient to active participant and partner in their care. She is a nationally recognized trailblazer in the Health Advocacy movement, having founded several companies designed to elevate the ‘patient voice’. Her best-selling book, The Secret Language of Healthcare: How to Ask for the Care You Deserve, was published October 2019 based on her experiences working in health advocacy. For more information, please visit: https://healthadvocatex.org