Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 12 – 18, 2017

Patient Safety Awareness Week reminds health care providers of the importance of safe patient care, and is a good opportunity to think of all the things a person can do to stay safe as a patient.  The CDC and the National Patient Safety Foundation have collaborated on some free activities:

Tuesday, March 14, at 1:00 pm ET: Twitter Chat on Patient Safety.  What patients want (and need) to know.
Join the conversation:
Use #psaw17chat, @CDCgov, @theNPSF

Wednesday, March 15, at 2:00 pm ET: National Patient Safety Foundation Webcast “The Voice of the Patient and the Public”
This webcast will look at the advancing role of the patient and the public in patient safety.  Past efforts bringing transparency to patient safety issues, examining where patient safety is today, and discussions on how to shape the future will be explored.
Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS; President & CEO, National Patient Safety Foundation
Marshal Allen, MT; Reporter, ProPublica
Rosemary Gibson, MSc; Senior Advisor, the Hastings Center
Martin J. Hatlie, JD; President & CEO, Project Patient Care
Register here:

Additional Resources:
CDC Patient Safety Website:
National Patient Safety Foundation: