Your Support Can Help Us Continue

Abby Briggs, Intern

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

​            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 (www.AHRQ.gov) 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 less 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 TheTakeChargeCampaign@gmail.com 


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.                                       www.pulsecenterforpatientsafety.org


Read about the July 2020 TakeCHARGE for Youth Programhere


“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

Next Program for Suffolk County Youth  

December 8th, 2020 - 6:30-8:00 PM

  To learn if you qualify, or if you have              questions, 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 at which time registration will close.