Alicia Cole is a nationally-recognized Public Speaker, Health Educator and Patient Safety Consultant. After surviving near fatal Sepsis and Necrotizing Fasciitis, following routine fibroid removal, Alicia co-sponsored and lobbied successfully for passage of two California laws for Infection Prevention Education and Public Reporting of hospital infection rates. She serves on the Education and Awareness Sub-committees of the California Department of Public Health’s Hospital-Acquired Infection Advisory Committee and the Wyoming Infection Prevention Advisory Group.
Alicia was recognized by the Caregiver Action Network as one of the nation’s “25 Best Practices in Patient and Family Engagement.”
Nationally, she has collaborated with the Department of Health & Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and the National Quality Forum. She Co-leads the Partnership for Patients, Vulnerable Patient Populations Working Group and serves on the Global Patient & Family Advisory Board of the respected Beryl Institute.
Alicia’s incredible journey of survival and her dedication to saving others has been Featured on ABC’s 20/20, The Doctors, Ask Dr. Nandi, CBS and Fox News. She has also been profiled in HEALTH Magazine, Consumer Reports, HealthLeaders Media and the Los Angeles Times.
In addition to her inspiring and motivational Keynotes for women, students and patients, Alicia has received acclaim for her multimedia presentations and interactive workshops before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s National QualityNet Forum, the World Health Care Congress, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Quality Forum, the Cleveland Clinic, Milbank Memorial Fund, The LeapFrog Group, and professional associations like AORN & APIC and so many more.
“Alicia is one of the best speakers that we have ever brought to our organization. She delivers a very meaningful message and clearly gets her story across. We are very grateful to have had her at our event.”
“Alicia Cole has become one of the foremost effective patient advocates in the nation. She is a very passionate speaker who can both relate to and motivate an audience regarding the importance of providing safe patient care.”
“Alicia is an articulate patient safety advocate whose personal story is powerful and compelling. I have heard her engage diverse audiences around both the importance and the ability of healthcare providers to improve delivery of care. Her critical message includes the need to make certain clinical behaviors are evidence based, and to listen to the patient and actively involve them in the care team.”