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As a leader on the frontlines of patient safety, there are a number of ways that you can engage and take an active role in the United for Patient Safety campaign and Patient Safety Awareness week. From taking a pledge for patient safety and sharing your expertise in our discussion forum to supporting through sponsorship, there are a number of ways you can show your stakeholders your commitment to this important issue.

Educational Resources

  1. Download our report Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years after To Err Is Human.

  2. Access Ask Me 3 which is a health literacy program designed to promote communication between health care providers and patients. Click here to learn more.

  3. Download Safety Is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care, a report of the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute about the need for greater patient and family engagement.

  4. Listen to a recent WIHI podcast; The Next Wave of Patient Safety” with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's CEO, Derek Feeley and President Emeritus, Dr. Don Berwick.

  5. Read IHI's latest White Paper: A Framework for Safe, Reliable, Effective Care

  6. Listen to the replay of the March 2017 Patient Safety Awareness Week webcast titled The Voice of the Patient and the Public

Discussion Forum

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We are still seeing reports of activities that took place last week. Read this piece about Marlborough (MA) Hospital'...
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2017—The Week in Review
Patient Safety Awareness Week took place March 12-18, 2017, with health care organizations, patients, and health prof...
Tuesday's Twitter Chat Round Up
Thank you to everyone who participated in Tuesday's Twitter Chat. There was a lot of great discussion, sharing and le...
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The National Patient Safety Foundation salutes Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals for their generous support of this year's Patient Safety Awareness Week and their ongoing commitment to patient and workforce safety.