SafePatientProject.org is a Consumers Union campaign to end medical mistakes that kill more than 100,000 people every year. From hospital infections to malpractice, the subject of the site is very serious and the people that frequently use it are active participants in state reform and putting disclosure laws on the books.
Originally, Safe Patient Project was a Movable Type website with a long history and archive of material. Redesign of the site using WordPress launched January 2012. Data was migrated to WordPress and organized by state, topic or post type (ie. press release, story, news article, etc.). The website is configured to give our Admin users more control over display, with widget areas on every page so they may add or change sidebars, header and footer in addition to what you might expect to be editable. Each topic page is customizable and distinct in this way. The site also features a SlideDeck slideshow on the homepage and high prominence is given to activists working with us throughout the site.
Targeted actions to state and federal decision-makers and share your story components were built using Convio. Stories are are housed in a database that was built by another member of our team. Hundreds of stories are featured on the site, some as video in a customized YouTube player. TweetNest allows us to stream @CUSafePatient Twitter feed, which is maintained by the campaign team and has a significant following.Client: Consumers Union