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5 STEPS TO SAFER HEALTHCARE

​Welcome to The TakeCHARGE Campaign!TM

A 5-Moth Campaign that will last forever!

About The TakeCHARGE Campaign

Thank You To Our Sponsors

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The TakeCHARGE Campaign is an ambitious public awareness campaign that has significant potential to improve patient safety by encouraging people to become informed and active participants in their healthcare team with 5 Steps to Safer Healthcare!

The TakeCHARGE Campaign kicks-off with Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8-14 2020) and concludes on International Patient Safety Day (September 2020).  Each month from  April through August, the campaign will focus on one of the five steps with a wide array of daily and weekly postings on social media channels to engage individuals, organizations and businesses to complete the step and join the campaign!  A variety of  activities and calls-to-action (including video challenges, personal stories, quizzes, insightful memes, informative articles, useful information, community presentations and other events) will ensure the message reaches audiences of all ages.


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

Event:  July 10, 2020             Event:  July 13, 2020  

        The 5 Steps