This week is Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 3-9, 2013), an annual campaign led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) to recognize efforts to improve patient safety and foster collaboration among health care organizations around the issue.

According to NPSF, this year’s theme, “Patient Safety 7/365,” aims to remind “health care professionals and health consumers that providing safe patient care requires constant dedication and effort, 365 days a year. The 7 days of the campaign also serve as time to recognize the focused work and efforts to improve health care safety worldwide.”

NAPH members across the country have launched initiatives to improve patient safety. Members of the NAPH Safety Network, in particular, have engaged staff in projects and programs that focus on reducing patient harm around nine hospital-acquired conditions and 30-day readmissions.

In recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week, NAPH Safety Network members will tell their own patient safety improvement stories and explain what they are doing to address patient safety challenges. Please visit the blog this week to read about their experiences and participate in this important conversation.