Wisconsin Health Literacy is hiring four Regional Vaccine Community Outreach (VCO) Specialist positions for a 3-year Covid-19 vaccination outreach and education project. Each VCO specialist will be located in a different region across Wisconsin: Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, or Southwest/South Central. Under the general direction of the Health Literacy Director and the VCO Project Manager, VCO Specialists will be part of a team that will design, test, implement, and manage Covid-19 vaccine outreach strategies across Wisconsin.
Thank you, Augusta Public Library, for hosting a free Wisconsin Health Literacy virtual "Let's Talk About Pain Medicine" workshop 11/4. Thanks, WQOW News 18, for sharing how to safely dispose of leftover medication with the general public.
Donna Bohannon, RPh, MS, principal scientist at US Pharmacopeia (USP), and Bhumi Khambholja, PharmD, MSHI, project manager of Wisconsin Health Literacy, discuss how to adopt USP standards for labeling to increase health equity.
Watch the video.
Under the general direction of the Health Literacy Director, the Project Manager will help provide advice, technical assistance, and leadership in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating statewide health literacy strategies and interventions directed toward a broad audience including health and social service professionals, literacy professionals, and healthcare consumers. The Project Manager will also assist in developing and implementing fee-for-service contracts.
Every other year, the Project Manager will serve as one of the primary event planners for the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, a significant event in the field of health literacy.
WHL is working with member literacy agencies and community partners to strengthen vaccination efforts in Wisconsin. Under the general direction of the Health Literacy Director, the VCO Project Manager will help provide advice, technical assistance, and leadership in planning, developing, managing, evaluating, and reporting on vaccine community outreach activities across Wisconsin. They will lead a team of four Regional VCO Specialists to conduct and evaluate activities, as well as oversee documentation and reporting for the project.
Prescription labels have a lot of details on them, which can make it difficult for patients to find and use important information.
The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) has funded Wisconsin Literacy for Phase 4 of the Medication Label Project ‘Reducing Medication Errors: Adopting Evidence Based Directions For Use on Prescription Labels’.
This phase of the project will focus on making medication directions easier to understand for patients by increasing the use of the Universal Medication Schedule (UMS) when prescribing medications.
In this issue, you will meet our new Project Manager Bhumi Khambholja, learn about our Talking About COVID Vaccines in Your Community project, get updates on our Medication Label Project, and find out about 2021 community program opportunities.
In this eNewsletter, we shared resources for talking about the COVID Vaccine in your community, welcomed to Bhumi Khambholja to our team, and promoted Achieve Database training.
Wisconsin Literacy received a COVID-19 Community Outreach Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The goal of the project will be to address COVID-19 information, misinformation and vaccination hesitancy in 35 communities statewide.
The Health Literacy Project Manager will help provide advice, technical assistance, and leadership in planning, developing, and evaluating statewide health literacy strategies and interventions directed toward a broad audience including health and social service professionals, literacy professionals, and healthcare consumers. The Project Manager will also assist in developing and implementing fee-for-service contracts.
Go to the full position description for more information and to apply by March 19, 2021
Listen to the program broadcast where you’ll hear from:
-- one of our library partners about how our Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust workshop impacted their community; and
-- Dr. Bethany Howlett about online information related to COVID and resources that can help you.
In this issue, you will read about our new material for high school classes, medication label project extension, and our program supporting unpaid caregivers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the widening digital divide and the increasing concern with accessing credible health information.
Based on the success of Wisconsin Health Literacy’s (WHL) Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust, Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) will work with WHL to develop videos, program guides, and virtual learning series to address the digital divide nationally.
Thanks to the gracious support of RRF Foundation for Aging initiative, Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL) is excited to announce a new virtual workshop series to support and strengthen the health literacy of our many unpaid caregivers across Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Health Literacy on "Fond du Lac Today" KFIZ, listen to this segment on our past and recent health literacy work including on COVID-19 at https://bit.ly/3nKKM1l.
Thank you to our funders, Medical College of Wisconsin, NNLM Greater Midwest Region, & Wisconsin Partnership Program University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
In this issue, celebrate 10 Years of Wisconsin Health Literacy, learn 8 key steps for prescription medication label implementation, discover our 2020 Programming, and personalize training opportunities for your team.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, health care services, not just health information, moved online. Accessing credible health information is an increasing concern. WHL developed a curriculum to help everyone find reliable health information online called Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust.
In this issue, learn about the COVID-19 Resource Page, the Celebration of Literacy Goes Virtual, the Wisconsin Health Literacy Event Updates, the 2020 Workshop Updates, and Personalized Training Opportunities for Your Team.
Updates to our project making prescription medication labels easier to understand.
In this challenging time, staff, tutors, and learners must have accurate health information about COVID-19.
Many new happenings for 2020. Learn what WHL has been up to and ways to partner on health literacy initiatives.
The Project Specialist is a member of the team for Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL), a division of Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.
The special issue on the intersection of Health Literacy and Adult Education was released by the Health Literacy Research to Practice journal. Review Wisconsin Health Literacy’s publication, Best Practices to Advance Health Literacy in a Wisconsin Adult Literacy Coalition, available online.
Health Literacy Services
Wisconsin Health Literacy offers training and consulting services customized to meet your organizational needs. Trainings focus on the numerous ways that health literacy impacts care delivery, health outcomes, and public health.
Wisconsin Health Literacy is working with a patient advisory council to design easy-to-read medication labels. Our work has impacted over 4 million prescription labels in Wisconsin.
Health Literacy Summit
The Health Literacy Summit is the largest in the Midwest.
Diverse sessions and networking opportunities provided attendees with the opportunity to learn more about health literacy.
Visit our Summit page for more information.