Ask Me 3

National Patient Safety Foundation

Ask me 3 is a patient education program designed to improve communication between patients and health care providers. It encourages patients and their families to ask three specific questions of their providers: What is my main problem?, What do I need to do?, and Why is it Important for me to do this?. By asking these questions patients understand their health conditions, know what they need to do to stay healthy, and are encouraged to be active members of their health care team. Ask me 3 provides training materials for organizations including brochures, posters, implementation guides, and videos.