Support #uniteforsafecare

The Options Are Vast

Your actions support safe care, everywhere for everyone. By choosing one of these activities, or creating something unique, you are joining millions of people who are uniting for safe care on and around World Patient Safety Day, in support of this campaign. If you select one or more options below we will list you as a supporter on uniteforpatientsafety.org, the landing page for the PSMF’s campaign.

All of the options below have no cost. Please feel free to be creative:

Commit to doing at least one activity on or around World Patient Safety Day, in support of our campaign. Host a satellite event (download our guide here) and share the details w/ PSMF so they can list the activities on our Satellite Events calendar and map.

Light Up Orange

In order to maximize visibility, we encourage you to “light up” the week leading up and including World Patient Safety Day (Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 17th). Share pictures with us via social media or through our website.

Host A Walk

Organize a socially distanced walk in your community or within your company/hospital during your lunch hour.

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.

Wear Orange, the Official World Patient Safety Day Color

Wear orange on World Patient Safety Day. You can also support us by buying one of our campaign t-shirts or hats.

Use #uniteforsafecare to Spread Awareness

A recent survey conducted by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation revealed that, surprisingly, 83% of Americans hadn’t heard anything about medical errors in their communities in the last year.

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.

Translate the #hashtag to your own language, for example: #úneteporuncuidadoseguro in Spanish and #unispourlasécuritédessoins in French!

Medical errors are impacting our communities with very little visibility. We must raise awareness about how to improve patient and health worker safety.

Encourage Attendance at the free Virtual #uniteforsafecare Event

This 2nd annual #uniteforsafecare campaign is designed to bring global awareness to the public and human rights issues we are all now facing: the lack of safety in health care that the pandemic brought to light. Considering the huge burden of avoidable harm occurring to women and babies in the US and around the world during childbirth, the topic of maternal and newborn safety has been designated by the World Health Organization as the theme for this year’s event “Safe maternal and newborn care.” Our virtual program will touch on this theme but we will also explore the concepts of high-reliability and create two tracks so that both the general public and stakeholders from healthcare will find value in our programming.

Tell your friends and colleagues to join us by sharing on social media!

Download the sharable graphics here!