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The Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS)  has launched a statewide, virtual Community Advisory Council.

Our belief:
•It is necessary that safety conversations that include patients, residents, and families 
•These conversations support trusting relationships, mutual respect, and a solution-oriented culture.

Background: Dedicated organizations have needed to suspend patient and family engagement (PFE) efforts in order to focus wholly on response efforts. We want to support those organizations and their patient/family advisors and partners by hosting weekly calls for patient/family partners and advisors to give input on COVID-19 topics for the benefit of our healthcare community.

Purpose: With a focus on safety, provide a forum to elevate the perspective, ideas, and input of patients, residents, and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. This weekly call forum offers members of Patient and Family Advisory Councils, Resident/Family Advisory Councils, and patient/family advisors serving in health systems a unique opportunity to share insights and perspectives on care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This temporary, statewide Community Advisory Council is designed for patient and family advisors to address COVID-19 relevant topics for safety. 

Please share this website and encourage council members and patient/family advisors to register and participate. We believe that patient/resident and family engagement in conversations for healthcare safety is as important as ever to support trusting relationships, mutual respect, and a solution-oriented culture.

Please register here in advance for these webinars (you may register for one, several, or all webinars).

Call Schedule: Perspectives on Ensuring Safe Care Everywhere during COVID-19

Starting in August, calls witll be held the last Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Weekly Call Details

  • All calls hosted on a Zoom webinar platform (registration link above). The Zoom confirmation email will include the meeting link, calendar invitation, and phone numbers along with the meeting ID.
  • MAPS staff and selected patients will facilitate the conversation
  • A summary of the conversations will be published on the MAPS website and social media channels
  • Attendees may receive a pre-survey via email from MAPS prior to the call in order to use our time effectively

Questions: please email 

A sincere thank you to the Lexington Writing Firm for providing their services during and after each call as MAPS was the recipient of their inaugural pro bono services award program.