Patient Safety Awareness Week - March 12-18, 2017


Less Than a Week Away!  Patient Safety Awareness Week begins March 12th!


The United for Patient Safety Campaign is dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety among to both health professionals and the public.

Throughout patient safety awareness week week, NPSF is encouraging us to take to social media and share photos of ourselves in hospital gowns or in patient care settings to demonstrate the fact that “We are all patients”.  Don't forget to use the hashtags #WeAreAllPatients #UnitedforPatientSafety #PSAW2017 as well as the event hashtags #unitedforpatientsafety and #PSAW2017 to let everyone know your dedication to raising awareness about patient safety!

More during 2017 Patient Safety Awareness Week:

Join @theNPSF and others looking to raise awareness about patient safety for a Twitter chat on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 1:00 - 2:00pm ET.


Patient Safety: What Patients Want (and Need) to Know

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Use the hashtag #PSAW17chat to join the conversation!

There will also be a FREE webcast focusing on efforts to engage the public more actively in patient safety:


The Voice of the Patient and the Public

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Register here!


  • Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, President and CEO National Patient Safety Foundation and the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute
  • Rosemary Gibson, Senior Advisor, The Hastings Center
  • Marshall Allen, Reporter, ProPublica
  • Martin J. Hatlie, JD, President and CEO, Project Patient Care