Dr. Foley is one of the world's foremost experts on healthcare worker safety. She is the Director at the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. Safe in Common is a non-profit organization of healthcare safety advocates committed to making their working environment safe from the risk of needlestick injury. We're currently ramping up an initiative to get 100,000 people to sign the Needlestick Safety Pledge.

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Lorie A. Brown graduated from Indiana University school of nursing with a BSN in 1982. She then attended the University of California at Los Angeles school of nursing and obtained a master's degree. She actively practiced nursing for twelve years in various areas such as medical-surgical nursing, gynecology, urology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, general surgery and home health care. Ms. Brown then attended Indiana University school of law and obtained her J.D. in 1990. After law school, Ms. Brown was employed at the Department of Insurance defending the interests of the Patient's Compensation Fund. For the next six years, Ms. Brown defended physicians and hospitals for medical malpractice. Ms. Brown now focuses her practice on assisting plaintiff attorneys with medical issues in their cases. Because of her defense experience, she looks at cases with a critical eye and because of her relationship with hundreds of physicians throughout the state, she is able to locate expert witnesses in several different specialties.

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The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is a national campaign to implement a completely new approach to improving environmental health and sustainability in the health care sector. Eleven of the largest, most influential U.S. health systems, comprising over 475 hospitals with more than $20 billion in purchasing power, worked with Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), the Center for Health Design and Practice Greenhealth to create HHI as a guide for hospitals to reduce energy and waste, choose safer and less toxic products, and purchase and serve healthier foods. With these eleven sponsoring systems as anchors, the initiative will enroll at least 2,000 hospitals in 50 states and the District of Columbia over the next three years to implement sustainable operations, and will measure the impact on improved patient, worker and community health and reduced costs. As a comprehensive, sector-wide initiative, HHI is fully consistent with and builds upon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Triple Aim – Better Health, Better Care and Lower Costs, and will institute frameworks and implementation tools that can be used by every healthcare facility in the nation, for no charge.

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Teri Mills, MS, CNE, RN is the President of the Executive Board of the National Nursing Network Organization (NNNO), which is dedicated to insuring that the same quality of health care afforded to past generations of Americans is available to future generations. The mission of the NNNO is to promote, encourage, and support a National Nurse for Public Health and other projects that promote wellness and disease prevention.

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Theresa Brown, RN, lives and works in the Pittsburgh area. She received her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh, and during what she calls her past life, a PhD in English from the University of Chicago. Brown is a regular contributor to the New York Times blog “Well” and an occasional Op-Ed contributor. Her essay “Perhaps Death is Proud; More Reason to Savor Life” is included in Best American Science Writing 2009 and Best American Medical Writing 2009. Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between (HarperStudio, 2010) is her first book. Theresa is a Board Member of the Center for Health Media and Policy at the Bellevue School of Nursing at Hunter College. She is also an Advisory Board Member for Scrubs Magazine, which won the 2010 Maggie Award for Best New Publication from the Western Publishing Association. Theresa lives with her husband, Arthur Kosowsky, their three children, and their dog.

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