October 2020
In this issue:
-Celebrating 10 Years of Wisconsin Health Literacy
-8 Key Steps for Prescription Med Label Implementation
-2020 Programming
-Personalized Training Opportunities for Your Team
Diversity and Inclusion at the Forefront

As our nation faces times of uncertainty, differences, challenges, and heartache, we stand together and raise our voices for more justice, equity and kindness in this great country we call home.

Wisconsin Health Literacy supports the important work around diversity and inclusion and we feel privileged to be making a difference and leading efforts around health equity. Working with our fellow colleagues and health literacy supporters, great strides are being made and there is much to look forward to. As we come together it is inevitable how critical the work of health literacy is needed.
"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise."
-Victor Hugo
Celebrating 10 Years
This month we celebrate the great work being done in health literacy. Together, professionals, organizations, educators, enthusiasts, and many others are taking a role to improve health equity and outcomes.

Wisconsin Literacy is also excited to celebrate and reflect on the past 10 years. In 2010, the division of Wisconsin Health Literacy was developed. Since then, critical partnerships between health care and literacy have been established.

Thank you to all the partners, funders, supporters and community members who have been on this 10 year journey with us. We couldn't have done it without you!

Watch highlights from our past 10 years in the video below.
Med Label Tips

We've talked a lot about our Med Label project over the past years and now Associate Director, Kari LaScala shares 8 key steps you can implement to making prescription medication labels easier to read, using United States Pharmacopeia Chapter 17 standards.
2020 Programming
With the COVID-19 pandemic, health care services, not just health information, moved online. Accessing credible health information is an increasing concern. WHL developed a curriculum to help everyone find reliable health information online called Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust.
More opportunities for you to host a health literacy workshop or training in your community are available.

Due to the current pandemic Wisconsin Health Literacy has been able to pivot all programs to be hosted virtually.

Topics include:
  • Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust
  • Improving Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia Care Through Health Literacy
  • Coming Soon: Let's Talk About Pain Medicines and Alternative Treatments

Visit our website for complete programming details.
Personalized Trainings for Your Team
Health Equity Trainings for Your Team
NCCJ Certified Facilitator
  • Wisconsin Health Literacy is proud to provide an Accredited Certified Diversity FaciliTrainer (CDFT) through NCCJ St. Louis Facilitrainer Certification Program (FTCP). Stan Hudson, Director of Health Literacy, earned his CDFT certificate in 2014 and has been working with professionals in both health and non-health settings to provide safe-space workshops where participants dive deep and learn valuable information around diversity and inclusion.
If you're interested in learning more about these services or other customized health literacy trainings we can provide your team, visit: wisconsinliteracy.org/health-literacy/services.
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