To follow up on President Obama's pledge during his joint session of Congress on health reform, the White House has announced a $25 million HHS demonstration project designed to help states and health care systems improve patient safety and the management of medical liability claims. The three-part initiative will support: (1) competitive grants to states and health systems for implementation and evaluation of evidence-based patient safety and medical liability demonstrations; (2) planning grants and technical assistance; and (3) a rapid review of successful patient safety/medical liability reform initiatives, which will be used to evaluate grant submissions.