Safe & Sound Patient and Family Engagement™

Resources to Support Your Patient-Centered Care



Nothing in life prepares patients to manage health care — which is increasingly complex.


Put patients, families and providers “on the same page” with clear information for a shared goal: safe & sound care.

Karen Curtiss, Founder and Director

Our simple checklists and forms “check the boxes” for engaging patient education:

    • Branded as your own
    • May edit as you wish
    • Friendly tone, “everyday” terms
    • One-page format, modern graphics
    • ADA accessible
    • Turnkey, low-cost 
    • One week delivery, ready to upload to your site 

With 100% nursing support, we adopted the Safe & Sound PFE program – the solution we’ve been looking for! The checklists are simple, clear, and friendly – truly engaging!

Safe & Sound has also inspired other QI activities at UTMB, which we’re excited about.

I highly recommend Safe & Sound PFE to any organization dedicated to patient-centered care. It’s been an exceptional partnership for us.

Meredith Masel

Executive Director, The Oliver Center for Patient Safety , University of Texas Medical Branch

Evidence: Patients and families are hungry for information

Website traffic increased 68% on a consistent basis after adding Safe & Sound checklists for patients and families to The Oliver Center’s online resources.


All Safe & Sound Content:

Meets quality guides for patient-centered care

​Has been vetted by clinician quality specialists

Offer versatile tools, multiple uses 

  • Website content and SEO
  • Patient portal information
  • Social media shares
  • E-books
  • Video/TV channel content
  • Patient packets
  • Pre-admisison emails and education
  • Simulations with students and clinicians
Collage of Care Partner Project PFE materials, including a checklist, form, tent cards, and a sign
Care Partner Project PFE implementation guide for its patient health care safety checklists and forms.

Free Implementation Guide

Includes dozens of  simple ways to use and share all Safe & Sound PFE resources with patients, families, physician practices, students and community services.

And more.



Collage of photos people of all ages because everyone can benefit from learning more about health care safety.

Increase Health Care Literacy    •    Increase Trust    •    Expand Your Safety Net of Care

“I’m more likely to ask questions.”

“I have more confidence in myself [as a Care Partner to loved one.]”

“My husband is fighting terminal cancer. I don’t feel so scared and not able to help him.”

“I appreciate my hospital giving me this information.”

“I have more confidence in my hospital [for sharing checklists.]

“[Checklists] give me peace of mind.”

“Will help me better support my mother.”

“So useful as a caregiver whose parent is going to the hospital so often, and as a professional who helps caregivers with information all day long.”

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Let’s talk about how we can
support your patient-centered care goals.

Call/text Karen Curtiss, 847.208.6074 – or drop a note!