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        The 5 Steps


​Welcome to The TakeCHARGE Campaign!TM

About The TakeCHARGE Campaign

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