Tips for Pharmacists Working with Refugee and Immigrant Populations
It is important that all patients know how to properly take their medication. This can be challenging for those who have lived in the United States all their lives and English is their first language. Imagine how much more difficult this can be for refugees and immigrants who may be taking unfamiliar medications or struggling with a health care system very different from the one in their home country.
To help bridge communication and understanding between pharmacists and refugee and immigrant populations, Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL) worked with Omar Eliwa, RPh at Hayat Pharmacy in Milwaukee to discuss and find solutions to potential language, cultural, time and institutional barriers in the following video.
Health Literacy Summit
Over 350 people attended the 2017 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, which focused on how improved health literacy can help individuals become more engaged with their health and healthcare.
An additional 80 individuals attended the Medication Label Summit centering on how improving prescription drug labels can help patient understanding. Visit our Summit page for more information.
Wisconsin Health Literacy is working with a patient advisory council to design easy-to-read medication labels. Our work has impacted about 3 million prescription labels in Wisconsin. Read more about this project.