Kari LaScala is the Project Manager at Wisconsin Health Literacy. She plays an instrumental role in planning, writing, testing and implementing health literacy interventions for various populations in Wisconsin. Prior to joining WHL, Kari worked at the Waunakee Public Library, where she organized and implemented the majority of public programming for adult patrons. She is also a freelance writer, penning feature articles for the Waunakee Tribune and other local newspapers. She holds a B.A. in journalism and psychology from Northern Illinois University and a J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law. She practiced law at a legal aid clinic and law firm in Chicago before moving with her family to the Madison area.
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.