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Get Involved

​There are many ways for organizations and individuals to take part in Patient Safety Awareness Week.

Individuals: Take the Pledge

We encourage health care professionals and consumers to take a pledge to help reduce harm in health care. These pledges are meant to underscore the fact that there are actions each of us can take to improve care across the care continuum.​

Organizations: Join the Initiative and Help Raise Awareness

Organizations that recognize Patient Safety Awareness Week show their commitment to patient safety and serve as a model for their stakeholders and peers.

By taking part in the initiative, organizations have access to tools and resources needed to help promote their Patient Safety Awareness Week activities locally and virtually, engage their stakeholders, and highlight their commitment to patient safety.​

Plan Your Week

Need ideas? Here are just a few suggestions to get you started.

Recognize Patient Safety Champions on Your Team
Identify and recognize team members who demonstrate the characteristics of a patient safety champion:

  • ​Someone who is passionate about patient safety
  • Someone who acts as a cheerleader for safety improvements
  • Someone who demonstrates leadership for implementing patient safety initiatives
    Encourage Patient Engagement
    Use Ask Me 3 to engage with patients and family members. Ask Me 3 is an educational program designed to improve communication between patients and health care providers and encourage patients to become more active members of their health care team.  Print-ready materials are free to download
    Get the Word Out
    It's never too early to let people know about Patient Safety Awareness Week. ​Share news of your safety work via social media. Use the hashtag #PSAW20 and tag @TheIHI.​
    See more ideas submitted by your peers.

    Share Your Plans

    We invite those observing Patient Safety Awareness Week to share their plans to inspire others or honor a loved one affected by preventable harm in health care. Share a message of what you'll be doing within your organization or community. ​

    Get ideas from what others have shared.