Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual health observance sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). As the Nation's patient safety agency, AHRQ supports this event to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals, patients, and families.

Join us from March 10–16, 2019, as we help to bring together and engage health care professionals and patients to help make care safer.

Celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week, 2019 (45 seconds)

Audio description version (45 seconds)

Ways You Can Get Involved

  • Listen to a complimentary webcast featuring Jeff Brady, M.D., director of AHRQ’s Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety:

    Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 2:00–3:00 PM ET

  • Participate in the Twitter Chat co-hosted by the IHI and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine:

    Improving Diagnosis: A Foundation for Safe Care
    Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 12 Noon–1:00 PM ET
    Use the hashtag #PSAW19 to join the conversation!

Subscribe to AHRQ's Patient Safety email update or AHRQ News Now to get the latest information on patient safety.

Follow Dr. Brady on LinkedIn

Find out more about Patient Safety Awareness Week.

Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 10-16, 2019., #PSAW2019


Page last reviewed March 2019
Page originally created March 2019
Internet Citation: Patient Safety Awareness Week. Content last reviewed March 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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