Robin Shapiro

Medicare Made Simple show

Summary: On today's episode, John talks to Robin of Washington State Health Advocacy Association about how she believes that health care advocacy in the near future will be a common skill that people have or seek to ensure that health experience results in the best outcome possible for everyone.<br> <br> Robin has worked in health care-related public relations, public affairs, crisis management, marketing and advocacy work since 1988. She founded Health Advocacy Strategies and co-founded Health Perspectives Group LLC, an award-winning family of healthcare engagement and technology companies. It is through her work helping patients communicate their health care stories, goals and wishes that led her to co-found Allied Health Advocates in 2008, the first independent health advocacy company for patients wanting to hire a private advocate. <br> <br> She also will talk about her visionary approach to engaging people in their health care and how it led her to create companies, programs and a not-for-profit organization to ultimately support the idea of helping people with medical navigation and decision-making. She has previously led health-related programs at Immunex Corporation and Ogilvy &amp; Mather Public Affairs. She currently is the Board Chair of the Washington State Health Advocacy Association (WASHAA). She also serves on the Seattle University Innovation &amp; Entrepreneurship Center Board. Robin holds two bachelor degrees in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Missouri - Columbia. <br> <br> Learn more about Washington State Health Advocacy Association's services Here: