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 (WHL) studied the feasibility of implementing United States Pharmacopeia (USP) guidelines in Wisconsin. (Completed Fall 2015)
In this pilot phase, WHL partnered with 5 pharmacy organizations to redesign prescription labels using USP guidelines at 67 sites. (Completed December 2017)
In this expanded phase, WHL will partner with 15-21% additional pharmacies across Wisconsin to redesign prescription labels using USP guidelines.
Pharmacies interested in participating should contact Kari LaScala, Associate Director of Health Literacy: email@example.com. (Project likely ends in spring 2021)
Congratulations to the following pharmacies, clinics, and organizations for joining this project to redesign prescription labels that are easier for patients to read, understand and act upon!
- altScripts Specialty Pharmacy
- Ascension Pharmacy
- Aurora Pharmacy
- Ballweg Family Pharmacy
- Boscobel Pharmacy
- Center Pharmacy
- Chet Johnson Drug
- Community Pharmacy
- Cross Plains Pharmacy
- Evergreen Pharmacy
- Fitchburg Family Pharmacy
- Forward Pharmacy
- Froedtert Pharmacy
- GHC-SCW Pharmacy
- Gundersen Health System Pharmacy
- Hayat Pharmacy
- Ho-Chunk Nation Pharmacy
- Hometown Pharmacy
- House of Wellness Pharmacy
- Lakeshore Community Health Care
- Lumicera Health Services
- Manitowoc Pharmacies
- Mayo Clinic Health System Pharmacy
- Morton LTC Pharmacy
- O'Connell Pharmacy
- Skywalk Pharmacy
- UW Health Pharmacy Services
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.