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Daniela Nuñez

Grassroots Organizer

Daniela Nuñez
Daniela Nuñez is a Patient Safety Grassroots Organizer working in CU's Austin office. She communicates with activists, volunteers, and organizations across the country working for a safer, higher quality health care system. She is also the lead blogger for "The Dirty Truth," CU's patient safety blog. Since she joined CU in November 2007, Daniela has organized media events for CU's Cover America Tour and has played an active role in CU's social networking team. Daniela developed a passion for organizing while studying at the University of Notre Dame. She organized on-campus animal rights campaigns and volunteered for several other social justice and political campaigns over four years. During her summers home in Austin, TX, Daniela organized for the Save Our Springs Alliance, advocating for the protection of Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer. She interned for two U.S. Congressional lawmakers: Representative Lloyd Doggett (TX) and Senator Evan Bayh (IN). In 2007, Daniela earned a B.A. in Political Science and English. A native of Austin, TX, Daniela enjoys local activism, live music, film, blogs and ingenious social networks.

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Consumers Union Petitions California to Protect Patients From Hospital Infections

A new analysis by Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports, found that California is failing to hold hospitals accountable for improving care when they report high patient infection rates.

CDPH data indicating California acute care hospitals without state licensure inspections for the more than five-year period between January 1, 2011 and June 18, 2016.

CDPH data indicating California acute care hospitals without state licensure inspections for the more than five-year period between January 1, 2011 and June 18, 2016.

Consumers Union Safe Patient Project Analysis CDPH Data 2013 – 2015 includes all hospitals with significantly high infection rates in each infection category, arranged by county

Consumers Union Safe Patient Project Analysis CDPH Data 2013 – 2015 includes all hospitals with significantly high infection rates in each infection category, arranged by county

Administrative Petition from Consumers Union Safe Patient Project and Activist Network Calling on the California Department of Public Health to Require Hospitals to Take Actions to Reduce Hospital-Associated Infections through More Rigorous Oversight.

Administrative Petition from Consumers Union Safe Patient Project and Activist Network Calling on the California Department of Public Health to Require Hospitals to Take Actions to Reduce Hospital-Associated Infections through More Rigorous Oversight.

There are no conflicts of interest for a pilot

David Antoon

David Antoon, Safe Patient Project activist network member and retired pilot argues that errors in health care are not treated like errors in aviation.

A Cautionary Tale: Dangers of Antibiotic Overuse

SaferPills.org

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are associated with severe adverse reactions, which may be permanent and life-threatening.

Response to Consumer Reports’ questions from Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

The Low-Down Dozen: Hospital responses to CR (Charlotte Hungerford Hospital – Torrington, CT)

Response to Consumer Reports’ questions from Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

The Low Down Dozen Hospital Responses (Charlotte Hungerford Hospital – Torrington, CT)

Consumers Union Petitions California Medical Board to Require Doctors on Probation to Notify Their Patients

Nearly 500 California Doctors Are on Probation But Patients Are Kept in the Dark

Response to Consumer Reports’ questions from Mercy St. Anne Hospital

The Low-Down Dozen: Hospital responses to CR (Mercy St. Anne Hospital – Toledo, OH)