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Resource Center

NPSF provides a range of resources for health care professionals looking to learn more about patient safety or research topics in the field.

Patient Safety ListServ

Patientsafety-L is a moderated LISTSERV (online discussion forum using e-mail) devoted to thoughtful conversation toward the development of a safer health care system. Participants in the NPSF patient safety LISTSERV represent diverse backgrounds and an impressive array of knowledge and experience. A variety of individuals, including patients and family members, researchers, providers, administrators, and those in the boardroom, make up our LISTSERV community.

Reports and White Papers

NPSF periodically conducts research about broad patient safety issues, such as the need for educating the health care workforce and the importance of involving patients and families in safety initiatives in all health care settings.

NPSF Publications (members only)

Quarterly and monthly publications are available to those who participate in one of the NPSF membership programs. Nonmembers may view archived issues as well as purchase books, videos, and other promotional materials from the online NPSF Store. For information on becoming a member, please click here.

Patient Safety Definitions and Hot Topics

This page defines patient safety terms (with citations) and provides the citations of recent articles on major topics in patient safety.

Research Grants Program

Since 1998, the National Patient Safety Foundation Research Program has supported 39 research projects with nearly $3.9 million in grant funding. NPSF has awarded research grants to organizations or individuals whose work advances the knowledge or practice of patient safety. Recipients are not required to be from any particular specialty; submissions arrive from all over the country, and applicants may have expertise in any number of areas. The purpose of the grant program is not simply to fund existing projects, but also to encourage innovative thinking and collaboration in the fields of safety and risk management. Funding for these grants is made possible by contributions from NPSF board members and other organizations which support the NPSF mission.

Links and Further Reading

This section includes links to other organizations and resources that provide tools, information, and professional support to those working in health care.