• About

The Collaborative for Accountability and Improvement consists of internationally known thought leaders and organizations dedicated to bringing CRPs to scale in the U.S. and beyond.

The Collaborative for Accountability and Improvement is a network of the healthcare leaders, attorneys, insurers, patient advocates, and researchers who pioneered the earliest CRPs in the United States. It is our belief that CRPs are an essential strategy for preventing unintended patient harm and cultivating high-quality, patient-centered healthcare. We are housed at the University of Washington.

In addition to education and training, we are committed to creating policy environments that support CRPs. We help healthcare institutions create and implement model policies to support the CRP process. We educate regulators and licensors on the goals of CRPs and how to create policies that support their spread at the state level.

To learn more about our leaders, contributors, and our work, please contact us.


Our mission is to radically accelerate the adoption of CRPs nationally and internationally, particularly through education, training, and innovative tools and resources.


Our vision is for all healthcare organizations in the US to have an authentic CRP in place.


  • Promote CRP spread and innovation
  • Engage key stakeholders and spread the message about CRP
  • Develop an evidence base around CRPs
  • Create a supportive policy environment at the local, state, and federal level