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Why are we hosting this event?

HRSA is proud to engage in activities for Health Care Risk Management (HRM) week to build awareness and highlight the contributions of HRSA award recipients as they ensure health center patients receive safe and trusted health care. Held annually during the third week of June, HRM is a week-long campaign founded by the American Society for Health Care Risk Management. Risk managers prevent harm, identify and mitigate risk, and promote safe, high-quality health care for patients, families, and employees. These professionals have a diverse set of responsibilities that include but are not limited to leadership, analysis, event and incident management, education, and claims management within health centers.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for the best pictures of your risk managers and patient safety teams. Submissions may include a variety of activities and settings; headshots are permissible.


The invitation to submit your best photographs is open to all FTCA-deemed health centers. Each entrant may submit up to two photos.

By submitting your photo, you agree to the rules of engagement, which are explained below.


Please send photos as attachments to Desha Anderson, with the subject line “2024 Health Care Risk Management Week Photo Gallery” on or before Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

In the email body, include the following for each picture: 

  1. Name and email address of person submitting photos.
  2. Name of FTCA deemed health center. 
  3. Location: City and State.
  4. Describe/name who is in the photo and a sentence or two of what is happening in the photo submitted (if applicable).

Download, complete, and sign an HRSA Photo Release Form (PDF - 310 KB) for each individual for whom HRSA Photo Release Form for each individual for whom you submit a photo. The form should be submitted at the same time as the photos.

Rules of engagement

  1. Please submit your best photographs of your risk managers and patient safety teams and the completed and signed photo release form. Please remember that each staff member will need to submit an individualized signed photo release form for group photo submissions. 
  2. Submissions may include a variety of activities and settings. Headshots are permissible.
  3. Photos must be submitted as a JPG or PNG file. Photos sent inside a Word document or PDF will not be accepted. 
  4. Please send the highest resolution photo possible without overlaid text, logos, or filters. 
  5. Photos submitted without all requested information will not be considered. 
  6. By submitting a photo, you certify that you are the owner of the photo and have the right to publish it. You agree that you are responsible for obtaining all permissions necessary to share the photo. The photo does not include or disclose trade secrets, proprietary information, or other confidential information. 
  7. Photographs must not endorse or be perceived to endorse a commercial product or service. This includes, but is not limited to, the display of brand names or trademarks on any people, equipment, or other objects visible in the photograph.
  8. HRSA has no obligation to publish, use, retain, or return any submitted photographs. 
  9. By submitting a photo, you are granting HRSA and persons acting on its behalf royalty-free rights and license to use, edit, publish, and display the photo at HRSA’s discretion.
  10. You grant HRSA the right to use information you provide as part of your submission, including but not limited to your name, city, and state/territory.
  11. General Release: By participating, you release and hold harmless the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA, from any liability whatsoever and waive all causes of action related to any claims, cost, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the contest or delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty, or other theory.


Please contact Desha Anderson at for additional information.

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