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This section of the Newsroom is dedicated to sharing patient safety and quality news from the MHA Keystone Center and MHA quality initiatives. 

The MHA Keystone Center is pleased to launch the second cohort of the MHA Keystone Center Age-Friendly Action Health Systems Community to prevent harm to older adults and decrease overall healthcare costs from readmissions.
To address the needs of those who are 65 years of age and older, the MHA Keystone Center is launching its second Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community. The community will run from March through September 2021.
To continue the mission of supporting healthcare providers to achieve excellence in the outcomes desired by the people they serve, the MHA Keystone Center will host a Twitter chat on health equity from noon to 1 p.m. EST Nov. 19. 
International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), established in 1986 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, shines a light on infection prevention annually. This year, IIPW is celebrated Oct. 18 through 24. 
The MHA Keystone Center and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launched five interactive maternal health safety sessions from June through September 2020. The safety sessions were held virtually for birthing hospitals across various regions statewide. 
Nearly 400 healthcare professionals met virtually Oct. 1 for the MHA Keystone Center and Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium Sepsis Symposium. The event followed the MHA Keystone Center sepsis Twitter chat during Sepsis Awareness Month in September.
The MHA Keystone Center hosted virtual workshops in September focusing on two core components of the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative. The first workshop, Preventing Sharps Injuries, was held Sept. 15 with over 50 individuals from MHA-member organizations in attendance. Keynote speakers Tom Pet...
Adam Novak, MA, CPPS, director, safety initiatives, MHA Keystone Center, reviews recent MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative events and provides insight on the collaborative moving forward.
The MHA Keystone Center hosted a one-hour Twitter chat Sept. 24 to raise awareness on correctly identifying and treating sepsis as part of Sepsis Awareness Month.
Falls Prevention Awareness Week takes place Sept. 21 to 25. The MHA Keystone Center is committed to helping healthcare workers provide safe care and reduce adverse outcomes, with an emphasis on preventing falls.
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