CHA News Article

National Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 8-15

Led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), National Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual health care safety education and awareness campaign. Hospital Quality Institute and the California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) encourage hospitals to participate in patient safety week by creating awareness in their communities.

This year’s theme, “United in Safety,” reflects the idea that everyone in the health care process plays a role in delivering safe care, and that by uniting to work toward a common goal, everyone can help to increase patient safety.

The 2015 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign emphasizes the importance of patient engagement and highlights how the relationship between providers and patients and their families can lead to better and safer care. A variety of educational tools is available for clinicians, health systems, and patients and consumers. Other resources include a webcast to be held March 12 at 10 a.m. (PT), a one-hour Twitter chat beginning at 5:30 p.m. (PT) on March 11, and a number of other tools — including videos, social media sample messages and FAQs — available at

CHPSO is also providing patient safety resources. Follow CHPSO’s Twitter feed at for more information.