Safety, Quality and Health Equity
Dr. Knitasha's Core Values
Dr. Washington is a noted collaborator and trusted partner to drive change in health systems performance improvement and innovation. Select list of agencies and projects includes:
Dr. Washington's tagline is Be Inspired. That is because she believes we all play a role in changing our health statuses and embraces motivating all stakeholders to engage the necessary change to eliminate social injustices. In this age of consumerism, Knitasha works actively with people from all backgrounds to strategically integrate the voice of consumers and patients into the health care quality improvement process. Dr. Washington inspires others through her work within the community and nationally to raise awareness of various social concerns that impact communities of color such as economics, education and violence and business development.
Dr. Washington shares on her platforms wisdom shaped by her years of experience. Experience combined with a willing heart to give and passion for change culminates into very powerful, motivational and intellectually inspired talks on diversity, health equity, safety, quality and patient engagement.
Dr. Washington also mentors and speaks at various venues encouraging individuals to find their purpose and to become change agents in their own personal growth journeys.
Dr. Washington is accomplished and has received many notable awards. To her credit, she has lectured and keynoted for noted a host of notable organizations such as:
Reach out to Dr. Washington (see below Contact Me) for more speakers information and availability.
Dr. Washington is a recognized national thought leader. Her unique contribution brings a breath of fresh air to the quality, safety and equity discussions. Dr. Washington has been called upon by many federal agencies to share insights and innovative solutions to improve patient engagement, health care safety and quality as well as diversity and equity. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are just a couple of the federal agencies she has partnered with to drive change. Dr. Washington is sure to always deliver a riveting perspective shaped by her diverse experiences.
As the Executive Director of Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, she brings a voice for those least heard to healthcare policy and transformation.
Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS) is a consumer-led nonprofit organization formed to be a collective voice for individuals, families and healers who wish to prevent harm in healthcare encounters through partnership and collaboration. CAPS is committed to exploring and contributing the wisdom and experience that consumers can offer to patient safety research, education of both consumers and providers, reporting of bad outcomes and near misses, development and implementation of solutions that can prevent harm, and policy making that will help create healthcare systems that are safe, compassionate and just.
While we champion the experience and collective voice of consumers who have experienced system failure, we embrace as partners those dedicated professionals and organizations who share our vision, mission and goals. Join the CAPS network today!