Medication Safety

The Speak Up Initiative

In March 2002, The Joint Commission, together with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), launched a national campaign to urge patients to take a role in preventing health care errors by becoming active, involved and informed participants on the health care team. The program features brochures, posters and buttons on a variety of patient safety topics. Speak Up encourages the public to:

More information is available at The Joint Commission Patient Safety Speak Up Initiatives webpage.