The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) and Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) faculty and staff joined Dave’s Virtual Walk Across America in October 2020. This virtual walk campaign was started by PSMF CEO Dr. Dave Mayer to raise awareness for patient and health worker safety as the country grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic. The walk arrived in Orange County and was also joined by Joe Kiani, the founder of PSMF and a member of Chapman University President’s Cabinet as well as Dr. William Wilson, CMO of UCI Health.
PSMF and CUSP have been long-time partners and supporters to advocate patient safety in the Orange County community and the nation. PSMF is committed to eliminating preventable harm and death in healthcare across the world by creating a sense of urgency and unifying humanity. CUSP joined this significant movement by incorporating patient safety as a critical part of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science education curriculum, hosting the Interprofessional Patient Safety Movement, sponsoring faculty to be certified through the MedWise Patient Safety program, and more.