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 WisconsinIn 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: (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
Registration now closed

    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)

    Registration now open!

    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)

    Registration now open!

    Location: Hagemeister Park - Staley Room, 325 N.
    Washington Street, Green Bay, WI
    Date: November 7, 2019; Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.     

Participating Pharmacies in the Medication Label Project

Pharmacy Implementation Resources 

Take a Survey About Medication Labels

Read the Favorite Label Survey Stories 


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


Take a quiz 

Learn how to more safely and effectively use your medicine

Let's Talk About Medicines - for Refugee and Immigrant Populations 

Tips for Pharmacists Working with Refugee and Immigrant Populations

Other Health Literacy Projects

Let's Talk About Pain Medicines

Improving Maternal Health through Better Health Literacy

Improving Early Dementia Care through Health Literacy

Health Literacy and Consumer Engagement Project

Let's Talk About the Flu