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5 STEPS TO SAFER HEALTHCARE

​Welcome to The TakeCHARGE Campaign!TM

A 5-Month Campaign that will last forever!

About The TakeCHARGE Campaign

Thank You To Our Sponsors!




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 healthcare team, by taking 5 Steps to Safer Healthcare!

The TakeCHARGE Campaign kicked-off with Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8-14 2020) and concludes on International Patient Safety Day in September 2020.  Each month from April through August, the campaign focused on one of the five steps, and reached a wide audience.

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, and will launch a fresh online blitz in March 2021. We hope you will continue to practice the 5 Steps too, and encourage your family friends, neighbors and business associates to do the same.


At the end of the "official" campaign, TakeCHARGE will continue with 5 Steps for Safer Health Care through educational material, presentations and programs.  We hope you will continue too.


The 5 Steps to Safer Healthcare!
1.    Understand & Complete Your Advance Directives
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

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​​Article:  Turning 18 Changed My          Healthcare Forever
A college student describes how the TakeCHARGE 5 Steps program helped her when she turned 18 and healthcare changed for her forever.  Read  full article here

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

        The 5 Steps