The Eighth Change Day Campaign

Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Muna Al-Hussein in conjunction with the World Patient Safety Day Campaign, championed by the World Health Organization, and for the eighth year in a row

is launching its annual Change Day Initiative on 16/9/2021, Under the theme “For Your Safety and Mine, Let’s Change!”

to highlight actions that ensure the safety of health care workers, patients, recipients of care, and their families 16/9/2021

Come up with an innovative idea, make a pledge via our website, implement your pledge on Change Day, share with us your experiences, and contact your friends to also join us

What is the innovative pledge and idea for an activity or initiative that you - as health care manager, leader, worker or recipient of care - can partake on “Change Day”?

Make your pledge any time before 16/9/2021 and implement it on Change Day to make a change!

Share your idea or your institution's activity on Change Day, to inspire many others with your pledge! Together, we can drive change, to achieve our greater vision of improving health care, promoting the principles of patient safety, and advocating for equitable rights within all health care institutions nationwide.

What is Change Day?

Change Day is the day on which pledgers fulfill their pledges (made via the Change Day website) to improve the quality of health care services and activate the principles of patient safety and rights.

What is the Purpose of “Change Day”?

Through the Change Day initiative, HCAC aims to motivate all health care workers and institutions to pledge, before Change Day, to provide the best health care services through innovative and leading activities and events, then fulfill their pledges on the Day; which will contribute to the drive for elevating the quality of health care services provided throughout Jordan.

How is the Change Day initiative carried out this year?

By calling on all health care managers, workers and recipients of care, to make a pledge before 16/9/2021, whereby proposing innovative initiatives and activities beyond their day-to-day work routine; such that their pledges ensure the safety of health care workers, as the first line of defense, which will have a positive impact on the safety of patients, recipients of care and their families. These innovative pledges will be fulfilled on of the “Change Day” on 16/9/2021 in order to activate the principles of public safety in health care institutions in Jordan, particularly in times of crises.

Key Facts about Patient Safety, issued by WHO:
1. The occurrence of adverse events due to unsafe care is likely one of the 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world.
2. In high-income countries, it is estimated that one in every 10 patients is harmed while receiving hospital care. The harm can be caused by a range of adverse events, with nearly 50% of them being preventable.
3. Each year, 134 million adverse events occur in hospitals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), due to unsafe care, resulting in 2.6 million deaths.
4. Another study has estimated that around two-thirds of all adverse events resulting from unsafe care, and the years lost to disability and death (known as disability adjusted life years, or DALYs) occur in LMICs.
5. Globally, as many as 4 in 10 patients are harmed in primary and outpatient health care. Up to 80% of harm is preventable. The most detrimental errors are related to diagnosis, prescription and the use of medicines.
6. In Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, 15% of total hospital activity and expenditure is a direct result of adverse events.
7. Investments in reducing patient harm can lead to significant financial savings, and more importantly better patient outcomes. An example of prevention is engaging patients, if done well, it can reduce the burden of harm by up to 15%.

How can i join the Pledge?

Whether you are a health care manager, leader or worker, you can make a pledge within one of the pre-set themes.
All you need to do is to fill out your pledge form before 16/9/2021; to enrich the Change Day Initiative and carry out your pledge on Change Day.
Everyone, regardless of their job title or nature of their work, can enrich the Change Day initiative. Join us and make a difference in the quality of health care services provided, and in the safety of health care workers and recipients, especially during these difficult times.
If you are a manager, leader or official, we invite you to be a role model and an inspiration for all. By adopting and implementing a pledge, you motivate everyone to promote improvement and change; and help overcome many barriers that prevent many workers from being creative.
If you are a health care worker, we invite you to unleash your innovative ideas that can help change the life of a patient or recipient of the care you provide.
You can also encourage your community, the public-at-large and other beneficiaries of your services to also make a pledge and participate in Change Day, to ensure their active engagement in the quality of care they receive and the safety of services.