Taking Action, Saving Lives!

Nine-year-old Alyssa Hemmelgarn was loved. She died from multiple errors — hospital-acquired infection, sepsis, typhlitis, and a failure to rescue. Read her story here.

Your Voice, Your Safe Care

Our campaign gives you a voice — in combination with the collective voices of the millions who believe we should all have access to safe care — to advocate for change.

What Can You Do?

It will take action every day leading up September 17th, World Patient Safety Day, to build momentum.

We’ve outlined different ways you can take action, whether you’re a giver or a receiver of care, or someone who stands behind patient and health worker safety and the need for safe care for all.


Participate in one of our action campaigns below!

Sign Up for Info

We’ll send you information about updates to our virtual #uniteforsafecare event, additional ways to get involved.

Make a Donation

Every dollar you donate helps us get closer to eliminating preventable patient harm and death.

Use #uniteforsafecare to Spread Awareness

A recent survey conducted by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation in April of 2020 revealed that, surprisingly, 70% of Americans hadn’t heard anything about medical error in their communities. The majority (79%) felt that going to a hospital was safe. Click here to read the full report.

Whether you’re a new parent who has just learned about patient safety and wants to be able to advocate for your new baby or a seasoned ICU nurse, please share this information. Medical errors are impacting our communities with very little visibility. We must raise awareness about how to improve patient and health worker safety.

MOVE to Help Raise Awareness

Walk, run, jog, bike, rollerskate, and even “scoot”… and as you move, track your steps, and we will show people that patient and health worker safety is a global priority by sharing that people like you have chosen to dedicate your steps through our cause. Download Charity Miles and help us raise awareness about patient safety while you exercise. Donations made through the app will benefit our #uniteforsafecare campaign and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.

Attend the Virtual #uniteforsafecare Event

On World Patient Safety Day, September 17th, 2020, we will be hosting a 3-hour virtual event connecting patients, health workers, policymakers, celebrities, and global citizens uniting together to learn how patient and health worker safety can be advanced and what you can do to protect yourself and loved ones.

Become a Supporter

Commit to doing at least one activity on or around World Patient Safety Day, in support of our campaign.