Wisconsin Health Literacy manages periodic programs to improve the health of specific populations. Using health literacy principles and specially designed materials, recent programs are listed below.
If you have an idea or are interested in partnering with us on a health literacy initiative, contact:
Stan Hudson, Health Literacy Director
(608) 257-1655, Ext. 2
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.
Phase 1: Potential for Adoption of New Prescription Medication Label Standards in Wisconsin: In this phase, Wisconsin Health Literacy studied the feasibility of implementing United States Pharmacopeia (USP) guidelines in Wisconsin. (Project completed in Fall 2015)
Phase 2 (pilot): Implementation of New Medication Label Standards in Wisconsin: In this phase, Wisconsin Health Literacy partnered with 5 pharmacy organizations to redesign prescription labels using USP guidelines at 64 sites. (Project completed in December 2017)
Phase 3: Expansion of New Prescription Medication Labels in Wisconsin: 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, Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Project will be completed in December 2020)
Regional Education Workshops
Calling all pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists! Do you want to improve patient adherence and patient understanding on how to take medications, as well increase patient satisfaction, safety, and health? Then join us at one of the following workshops near you!
1. Better Labels = Better Health: Improving Adherence and
Understanding through Patient-Centered Labels
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Location: Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy,
PH008, Mequon, WI
Date/time: September 6, 2019; 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
2. Using Patient-Centered Labels to Improve Safety and
Compliance (with the Coulee Region Pharmacy Association)
Location: Piggy's Restaurant, 501 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI
Date/Time: October 9, 2019; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
3. Using Patient-Centered Labels to Improve Safety and
Compliance (with the Brown County Pharmacist Association)
Location: Hagemeister Park - Staley Room, 325 N.
Washington Street, Green Bay, WI
Date: November 7, 2019; Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Health Literacy received the 2018 NAPCRG Pearl, an award chosen each year by the Community Clinician Advisory Group (CCAG) as the top research studies presented at the Annual Meeting that will impact clinical practice. Members of the CCAG present the Pearls at local, regional, and national venues.
Let's Talk About Medicines Project
Other Health Literacy Projects
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.
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.