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

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

Planning Ahead to Become a Patient


                  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



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 the 5 Steps to Safer Healthcare
  • 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

Support for this program comes from donations from people like you!  Donations welcome!  GoFundMe


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“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

   To learn if you qualify, call 516.579.4711

  You too can host a program for young people
   ages 12-15 years, Saturday July 25th 4PM

   Registration requiredhere


   ages 16 - 18 years, Monday, July 27th 4PM 

   Registration required here
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    All times are Eastern NY Time

    Information to enter will be sent 24 hours before the                program at which time registration will close.