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2019 Levels

We Know…

Since 2002, in our pursuit of creating a culture of safety and respect, the Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy works to:

Reduce malpractice risk

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Reduce the risk of medical errors and medical malpractice

Strengthen communicationsStrengthen communication between patients and professionals, and among professional and organizational colleagues

Plan for evidence based approachCreate and sustain an evidence-based approach to transform organizational culture, improve retention, and promote wellness

ResearchConduct and facilitate research that informs our understanding of professionalism in health care.


Our Process — BRIEF or DETAILED

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Professionalism Pyramid

Addressing Behaviors that Undermine a Culture of Safety

The CPPA is recognized internationally as a leader in Professionalism, Quality Improvement, the promotion of Patient Safety and the reduction of Malpractice Risk.


Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2135 Blakemore Avenue  |  Nashville, TN 37212-3505  |  Phone: 615-343-4500 (CPPA office)  |  Fax: 615-343-8580

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