April 2020
Making Prescription Medication Labels
Easier to Understand
A Heartfelt Thank You
To pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy staff here in Wisconsin and around the globe - we thank you for your tireless efforts to help keep your patients and our world as safe and healthy as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL) can help in any way, please reach out to us. Please feel free to download and share these resources with your patients. Some are translated into different languages: COVID-19 Health Resources .

Please stay safe and know your tremendous efforts are deeply appreciated.
Added Help for Pharmacies Redesigning Labels
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, with guidance and resources from Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL), pharmacy project partners redesigned their own labels working directly with their software vendor.

However, given the circumstances, WHL staff is offering to create mock-up labels and work directly with software vendors to ease this burden on pharmacists. Once the pandemic subsides, pharmacists and staff would approve or make any other revisions prior to the final redesign.

For any pharmacies interested in this option, please contact Kari LaScala: kari@wisconsinliteracy.org .
Pharmacies in WI are Invited to Join the Project
We understand the immediate focus is rightly and squarely on COVID-19. When the world rights itself again, consider joining this project for more patient-centered labels.

With support and guidance from Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL) and using the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards, your new labels will improve patient adherence, and you will have more satisfied patients, and receive fewer callbacks.

The following Wisconsin pharmacies, clinics, and organizations have partnered with Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) to redesign their prescription labels:

  • altScripts Specialty Pharmacy
  • Ascension Pharmacy
  • Aurora Pharmacy
  • Ballweg Family Pharmacy
  • Chet Johnson Drug
  • Johnson Drug at AHC
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Cross Plains Pharmacy
  • Evergreen Pharmacy
  • Fitchburg Family Pharmacy
  • Forward Pharmacy
  • Froedtert Pharmacy
  • GHC-SCW Pharmacy
  • Gundersen Health System Pharmacy
  • Hayat Pharmacy
  • HealthNet of Rock County
  • Hometown Pharmacy
  • House of Wellness Pharmacy
  • Lumicera Health Services
  • Manitowoc Pharmacies
  • Mayo Clinic Health System Pharmacy
  • Mercyhealth Pharmacy
  • Morton LTC Pharmacy
  • O'Connell Pharmacy
  • St. Croix Valley Pharmacies
  • The Medicine Shoppe
  • UW Health Pharmacy Services

If you would like to share project information with your staff or with other pharmacies, please download the PDF Pharmacy Project flyer .

Read more about the prescription label project in the following publications:

Interested pharmacies should contact Kari LaScala, Associate Director of Health Literacy, at  kari@wisconsinliteracy.org. For more information, visit: Bit.ly/EasyToReadLabels

Funding is provided by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment of the Medical College of Wisconsin .
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