Help Save Lives: Volunteer with Us!
The Patient Safety Movement is a “big tent” organization that invites the contributions of the broadest spectrum of people who are passionate about improving patient safety. Whether you’re a survivor, patient advocate, public health professional, healthcare reformer or a concerned citizen we welcome you to our crusade to reach ZERO preventable deaths. We need you!
Public Outreach Tips
If you’d like to introduce hospitals to the Patient Safety Movement, here are some tips.
Step 1: Visit our Website
Visit the PSMF’s website and explore the full list of committed hospitals to see if there is someone already involved. If so, feel free to contact that hospital contact directly.
For full list of Committed Hospitals, follow the link here.
Step 2: Do Your Research
If you didn’t find an involved contact on our website, you may be able to find this through the hospital’s website, general web search, your email directory, or through LinkedIn.
Who is a good contact?
If your hospital has a Patient Safety Officer (PSO) this is a great place to start. If there is no PSO, see if you can find someone with “patient safety,” “quality” or “risk management” in their title, or perhaps the Medical Director. If you are unable to connect to the Medical Director, contact a member of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Step 3: Outreach
Contact the person you’ve identified by phone or email sharing how you’re involved or why you’re passionate about patient safety. (Sample email template). Please feel free to share the PSMF’s resources with them.
It’s always a good idea to try following up if you don’t hear back after a few weeks.
Step 4: Circle Back
Fill the PSMF team in on your outreach and the level of interest of your hospital so we can plug them in. We’re happy to include you in further discussions or take it from there. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in contributing your time and talent, please complete the form below and share with us why you want to volunteer. We can then customize opportunities that suit your passion and skillset.