Pulse CPSEA Preparing to Launch Major Public Health Awareness Campaign TakeCHARGE of Your Healthcare
Six-month social media campaign will encourage everyone to take the essential Five Steps that help improve outcomes of medical care.
By: Pulse CPSEA
The 5 Steps!
1. Understand and Complete Your Advance Directives (eg. Healthcare proxy, living will)
2. Keep a Record of Your Medical History and 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
The campaign's official launch coincides with Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8-14 2020) and concludes in September 2020. Every month from April through August, the public will be asked (and taught how) to complete the step for that month.
Pulse president and certified patient advocate Ilene Corina says, "Each of these 5 Steps adds another safeguard against the mistakes, pressures, poor communication, and flawed processes that make medical error the third-leading cause of preventable death in this country today."
Corina adds, "The TakeCHARGE campaign will be rolled out through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms, and a just-launched website, https://www.takecharge.care. It will include contests, mini-movies, memes and other activities that, we hope, will engage people everywhere in a mass movement to take more responsibility for their own health care. There is also a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign ( https://charity.gofundme.com/
For more information:
Call: Ilene Corina (516) 579-4711 or David Halperin (516) 801-6333