Medication Label Project
In this multi-phase project, participating pharmacies in Wisconsin will redesign prescription labels to make them patient-centered by using United States Pharmacopeia (USP) guidelines. This means that the labels will be much easier for patients to read and understand!
Click on the links below for more information about the different phases and activities in each.
In this phase, Wisconsin Health Literacy studied the feasibility of implementing United States Pharmacopeia (USP) guidelines in Wisconsin. (Project completed in Fall 2015)
In this phase, Wisconsin Health Literacy partnered with 5 pharmacy organizations to redesign prescription labels using USP guidelines at 67 sites. (Project completed in December 2017)
In this expanded phase, Wisconsin Health Literacy will partner with 15-21% additional pharmacies across the state of Wisconsin to redesign prescription labels using USP guidelines.
Pharmacies interested in participating should contact Kari LaScala, Associate Director of Health Literacy: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Project will be completed in December 2020)
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.