Health Literacy

Our Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL) division's goal is to improve health and health care through better communication. WHL's services include:

  • Awareness Building: Presentations and public information on who is affected by health literacy, and how it can impact outcomes
  • Consultation and Assessment: Assistance to organizations evaluating their health literacy environment and determining steps for improvement
  • Education and Training:  On-site programs to help health care professionals improve patient satisfaction, quality of care and patient safety by reducing the effects of limited health literacy.
  • Plain Language: Review and/or editing of documents to ensure readability and understandability
  • Advocacy: Support for local, state and national initiatives relating to health literacy
  • Health Literacy Projects:  Community-based health literacy programs help bridge the gap between the communication skills of consumers and the demands that the health care system places upon them.
  • Health Literacy Summit: biennial conference featuring national speakers and over 25 different breakout sessions and a poster presentation.

To learn more or get involved, visit Wisconsin Health Literacy on this website, call 608.661.0207 or email