Youth TakeCHARGE

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  Become an "I" Patient, Informed & Involved as a Teen with TakeCHARGE!   

This is a free Zoom program to empower young people to become informed and involved in their healthcare experience

Learn to be Your Own Best Advocate!

All workshops may be followed up with additional support with workshop leaders   

According to The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ( time is often limited with healthcare professionals. Patients and family members who have prioritized their questions or concerns will experience the most meaningful, efficient visits.

This 90-minute, interactive session covers information for ages 12 years old to 20 years old:

1. Understand & Complete Your Advance Directives (age-appropriate)
2. Keep a Record of Your Medical History & 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

Other topics include communicating with your healthcare team - Be your own best advocate

Become an “I” Patient: Involved and Informed

with TakeCHARGE, 5 Steps to Safer Healthcare

  • Groups should be similar in age (12-14 years old / 15 -17 years old / 18-20 years old approx.)
  • Smaller groups no fewer than five people and the largest group should be no more than twenty participants
  • Registration will be required and participants will need to complete a short questionnaire
  • Participants will have an opportunity for additional training to become TakeCHARGE Ambassadors and  teach others similar information
  • All participants will receive a certificate of completion – Ambassadors will receive an additional certificate and additional recognition (TBD)
  • Programs will all be through Zoom and program times are flexible (for some groups).
  • Participants may invite guests appropriate for that group /session with prior approval from group leaders

Call today to schedule your session (516) 579-4711 or contact

TakeCHARGE is a program of Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1996 to educate and advocate for patient safety.

Read about the July 2020 TakeCHARGE for Youth Program here

TakeCHARGE and "I" Patient are programs of Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy

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abby and jannelle

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Abby and Janelle Talk About TakeCHARGE


To host a program , call                          (516) 579-4711

You too can host a program for young people

All times are Eastern NY Time

Information to enter will be sent 24 hours before the program

Youth under age 18 who are not part of an organization or youth program may be required to have a consent signed by a parent or guardian

I left the office with a sense of pride for standing my ground and using the tools I had learned as a college intern. But most importantly, I left with clarity about my situation.”                             Abby, TakeCHARGE Intern

Read more how TakeCHARGE helped Abby as a patient here

Abby Briggs, Intern