Welcome to the Pharmacy Implementation Resources page!
We have many resources available to help you get started with implementing patient-centered labels.
1. The Implementation Guide provides step-by-step directions for redesigning labels. Please contact Bhumi Khambholja or Stan Hudson with any questions.
Download the Implementation Guide Quick Start flyer and view the accompanying video to get started.
2. Pharmacist Toolkit for Patient-Centered Prescription Medication Labels
Educate your staff on the importance of patient-centered labels by reviewing this toolkit. This has been created to help them better understand the project and the “why” behind the importance of patient-centered labels. It contains a video and other resources, as well as a short survey.
3. Additional Resources:
Medication Label Initiative Articles and Videos
- Adopting an Easy-to-Read Medication Label in Wisconsin White Paper
- Adopting Patient-Centered Prescription Medication Labels in Wisconsin - Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Journal article
- Making Prescription Labels Easier to Understand - Pharmacy Times
- How to Adopt USP Labeling Standards to Increase Health Equity
- A Sticking Point for Medication Adherence - UW School of Pharmacy DiscoverRx Magazine
- Better Prescription Medication Labels = Better Health: Using a Patient-Centered Approach to Improve Medication Understanding and Adherence
- Impact of Patient-Centered Prescription Medication Labels on Adherence in Community Pharmacy - Journal of the American Pharmacists Association Jan 2023
Applicable Wisconsin and Federal Pharmacy Law
Patient Centered Prescription Label Information
- United States Pharmacopeia Chapter 17 Guidelines
- AHRQ's Explicit and Standardized Prescription Medicine Instructions: (Using the Universal Medication Schedule to write better sigs)
- Bailey, SC et al, Expanding the Universal Medication Schedule (UMS): a patient-centered approach
- Institute of Medicine: Standardizing Medication Labels: Confusing Patients Less
- Wolf M et al, To err is human: Patient misrepresentations of prescription drug label instructions
- Wolf M, Davis TC et al, Effect of Standardized, Patient-Centered Label Instructions to Improve Comprehension of Prescription Drug Use
Additional Medication Adherence Articles
- Davis TC, Wolf M et al, Literacy and Misunderstanding Prescription Drug Labels
- Lee, Charles. Patient Understanding: The Cornerstone of Medication Adherence
- Smith, Michelle Cruz Jimenez et al. Lost in translation: Medication labeling for immigrant families (JAPHA membership required)
- Wolf M, Bailey, SC. The Role of Health Literacy in Patient Safety
- Wood, B. Medication Adherence: The Real Problem When Treating Chronic Conditions
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.