Patient Safety Awareness Week


The United in Patient Safety campaign culminates each year with with Patient Safety Awareness Week, designed to mark a dedicated time and a platform to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public. This year, patient safety week is March 13-19.

The National Patient Safety Foundation works to bring together and engage health care professionals and patients to help spread this important message.

There are a number of ways to get involved in Patient Safety Awareness Week.


Listen to the Replay of the March 17th Webcast

       Patient Safety is a Public Health Issue

Wear a patient gown >

Health care leaders and administrators are challenged to step into the role of the patient by wearing a patient gown to mark Patient Safety Awareness Week. “We are all patients, after all. We want leaders to demonstrate a commitment to listen to the patient’s voice and strive for patient safety and the reduction of harm.” - Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and chief executive officer of NPSF

Harness the power of social media >

Help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter, using these helpful sample posts (or create your own). GO

Utilize campaign materials >

Various downloable materials are available, as well items that can be ordered to help mark Patient Safety Awareness Week. GO

Register on this campaign site >

Stay connected and informed about Patient Safety Awareness Week activities. GO

Join the discussion >

Learn what others are doing for Patient Safety Awareness Week and share your ideas and activities to inspire others. GO


Health care consumers >

Health care professionals >


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