The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Speak UP: Planning Your Follow-up Care. Educational Brochure. http://www.jointcommission.org/Speak_Up_Planning_Your_Follow-up_Care/ Published April 2010. Updated July 8, 2013. Accessed July 25, 2014. The Joint Commission, together with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 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.