Make Patient Safety a Priority in Your Health Care

Make Patient Safety a Priority to Your Health Care

A 5-Month Campaign That Will Last Forever!

Make Patient Safety a Priority to Your Health Care

A 5-Month Campaign That Will Last Forever!

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TakeCHARGE – 5 Steps to Safer Health Care

Make Patient Safety a Priority in Your Health Care! Here's What You Can Do!

Welcome to the TakeCHARGE Campaign!™
A 5-Month Campaign That Will Last Forever!

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To become a sponsor and help support the TakeCHARGE Campaign, call 516-579-4711 or visit the Sponsor Page

About TakeCHARGE

The TakeCHARGE Campaign is an ambitious annual public awareness campaign that has significant potential to improve patient safety by encouraging people to become informed and active participants in their health care team by taking 5 Steps to Safer Health Care!

The TakeCHARGE Campaign kicks-off with Patient Safety Awareness Week in March and concludes on International Patient Safety Day in September. Each month from April through August, the campaign focuses on one of the five steps.

The first "official" campaign has ended, but TakeCHARGE will continue promoting the 5 Steps to Safer Health Care all year with more educational materials, presentations, and programs.  We hope you will continue to practice the 5 Steps too, and encourage your family friends, neighbors, and business associates to do the same.

Throughout the year, TakeCHARGE will continue with 5 Steps for Safer Health Care with educational material, presentations, and programs. We hope you will continue to also.

The 5 Steps to Safer Health Care!

  1. Understand and Complete Your Advance Directives
  2. Keep a Record of Your Medical History and Current Medications
  3. Prepare for Doctor Visits/Make a List of Questions
  4. Prevent Infections/Ask Caregivers To Wash Their Hands
  5. Use an Advocate/Be an Advocate for Others

Share with us how you are promoting TakeCHARGE in your community!

Article: Turning 18 Changed My Health Care Forever

A college student describes how the TakeCHARGE 5 Steps program helped her when she turned 18 and health care changed for her forever. Read the full article here.

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Thank You to Those Who Support Us!

TakeCHARGE Partners