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Why are we hosting this event?

HRSA is proud to engage in activities for Healthcare 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 on June 19 - 23, 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 and high-quality healthcare for patients, families, and employees. These professionals have a diverse set of responsibilities including but 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 photographs that capture 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 are agreeing to the rules of engagement which will be explained below.


Please send photos as email attachments to Donna Devonish, with the subject line “2023 Healthcare Risk Management Week Photo Gallery” on or before Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

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 - 273 KB) for each person for whom you are submitting a photo. The form should be submitted at the same time as the photos.

Rules of Engagement

  1. Please submit your best photographs that capture your risk managers and patient safety teams along with the completed and signed photo release form. Please remember, for group photo submissions, each staff member will need to submit a single signed photo release form. 
  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 with no 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 it is your sole responsibility to obtain all permissions necessary to share the photo and the photo does not include or disclose any 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 or use or retain any photographs you submit or to return any photographs to you. 
  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 that 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 any and 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, misdelivery, 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 Donna Devonish for additional information.

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