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Ask Me 3: Good Questions for Your Good Health
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Ask Me 3® is an educational program that encourages patients and families to ask three specific questions of their providers to better understand their health conditions and what they need to do to stay healthy.


1. What is my main problem?

2. What do I need to do?

3. Why is it important for me to do this?

Designed by health literacy experts, Ask Me 3 is intended to help patients become more active members of their health care team, and provide a critical platform to improve communications between patients, families, and health care professionals.


Looking to engage patients?

View or download the Implementation Guide and Engaging Patients Flier to find out more about using Ask Me 3 materials in your organization.


Complimentary Materials and Resources Available

NPSF provides, through a non-exclusive, non-transferable license, certain Ask Me 3 materials and resources for download and distribution free of charge to aid in the promotion of health communication, including health literacy, and increased patient safety.


Individuals wishing to download and distribute Ask Me 3 materials and resources, representing themselves or organizations, must register and agree to the official terms and conditions to obtain access to the materials. Register and download.



Available materials include:


11 x 17 Poster in English
11 x 17 Poster in Spanish
8.5 x 11 two-page Flier in English
8.5 x 11 two-page Flier in Spanish


Ask Me 3 Implementation Guide
Engaging Patients Flier
Health Literacy Training
Words to Watch
Ask Me 3 Newsletter Language


View other health literacy resources.

Show the Ask Me 3 Video

Help raise awareness and encourage patients to use the Ask Me 3 questions by showing the Ask Me 3 video to your internal patient health television network.


Available in English, with Spanish captioning available, the video shows a patient and his daughter using the Ask Me 3 content in conversation with a health care provider. He asks the three questions to help get the answers needed to better understand his condition and next steps.


For more information and to obtain files, please contact us.


Purchase Other Ask Me 3 Products

Ready-to-use glossy patient brochures, posters, key tags, and other materials are available for purchase through the NPSF Store. Click here to view inventory and place your order.

Ask Me 3 Cobranding Opportunities

The ability to modify materials to include a specific organizational logo is available for a fee based on anticipated distribution. Individuals or organizations interested in customizing the materials are invited to enter into a formal cobranding agreement. More information on cobranding.


Stand Up for Patient Safety Members

Organizations that are members of the Stand Up for Patient Safety program can receive complimentary, production-ready Ask Me 3 materials and have permission to cobrand them with their organization’s logo. For more information, please contact us.



Ask Me 3 is a registered trademark licensed to the National Patient Safety Foundation.



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