HHS Announces Listening Session on Protecting the Safety of Patients and Healthcare Workers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including leaders from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Food and Drug Administration, convened on November 14 as they recommitted to the advancement of patient and healthcare worker safety.
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra convened the chief executive officers of the country's largest healthcare systems, board members, and organizational patient safety leaders in a livestreamed listening session. They were joined at the podium and around the table by patient and family advocates.
HHS plans to co-create a National Healthcare System Action Alliance to Advance Patient Safety (The Action Alliance) by partnering with healthcare systems, Federal partners, patients and families, and other stakeholders.
Secretary Becerra invites healthcare systems around the Nation and other stakeholders to join The Action Alliance and support work together to ensure the safety of patients and healthcare workers.
A video of this important livestream will be shared shortly. Learn more about the Action Alliance.