New Speak Up campaign focuses on preventive care
A new patient safety campaign from The Joint Commission — Speak Up™ To Prevent Serious Illness — is designed to educate patients on how to find preventive care services, get past the barriers, and try to avoid reaching a crisis point with their health.
Preventive care — such as blood tests, cancer screens, mental health check-ins, vaccinations, and tests for
genetic conditions — may help keep you from developing serious illness or having to receive care at the hospital.
The educational resources for this new Speak Up campaign include:
- An infographic poster/flyer in three sizes (8.5x11, 11x17 and 24x36).
- An animated video to incorporate in healthcare facilities.
- A distribution guide with recommendations on how healthcare organizations can use and provide the materials for patients and their families, caregivers, and advocates.
The infographic and video are available in both English and Spanish.
Launched in 2002, the award-winning Speak Up™ program has been used in more than 70 countries. It encourages patients to be their own advocates and to:
- Speak up
- Pay attention
- Educate yourself
- Advocates (family members and friends) can help
- Know about your new medicine
- Use a quality health care organization
- Participate in all decisions about your care
For updates on new Speak Up™ campaigns as they become available, sign up for email alerts or subscribe to Joint Commission Online. (Contact: Caron Wong, )