S.A.F.E.R. Initiative

Circular DiagramThe S.A.F.E.R. Initiative offers guidance and resources for hospitals, providers and community partners to foster collaboration and develop safer care environments and resilient communities.

  • Safety
  • Approach
  • Facts
  • Education
  • Regulatory
MHA S.A.F.E.R. Approach
Personal Safety and Preparedness
Organizational Safety
Community Safety
Patient Safety

MHA S.A.F.E.R. Approach

Hospitals increasingly are being recognized as the center of communities’ preparedness, safety and community health improvement activities. MHA is working to support these efforts with research and tools that help hospitals’ build and sustain resilient communities.

MHA’s S.A.F.E.R. initiative offers an expanding set of resources under five pillars: Safety programs, Approaches to safer care, Facts to inform decision-making, Educational programming and Regulatory requirements. Our regulatory, quality improvement and emergency preparedness staff are coordinating to find, build and deliver information to support hospitals’ efforts on and off campus.

Personal Safety and Preparedness


Organizational Safety


Community Safety


Patient Safety

The Missouri Hospital Association, VizientTM Patient Safety Organization and Healthcare Services Group will provide a full suite of expertise, tools and offerings to improve quality, patient safety and care coordination. This comprehensive program elevates hospitals’ patient safety initiatives through a wide range of patient safety activities. Read more.