Can you read a nutrition label?

It’s a serious question. Did you know the single strongest predictor of an individual’s health status is literacy skills? It’s no doubt that health literacy affects positive outcomes for patients. Low health literacy causes poorer health knowledge, higher mortality, and increased hospital use, emergency visits and health care costs. In fact, one-third of all adults […]

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WHA releases 2015 Community Benefit Report


Wisconsin hospitals provided $278 million in charity care Wisconsin has one of the lowest uninsured rates in the country. That does not mean, however, that there are not people living in Wisconsin who need assistance with medical bills, or that everyone has equal access to health care. Hospitals and health systems are caring for patients […]

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Top tweets and most popular posts of #whprms2015 annual conference

Global Communications Technology Laptop Digital Devices Concept

If you attended the 2015 WHPRMS annual conference this year, you know it was a well worth the trip. With nearly 100 attendees—including vendors spanning Wisconsin, Minnesota, all the way to Florida. We were lucky this year to partner with the Minnesota Health Strategy & Communications Network (MHSCN). In addition, it’s was Oktoberfest! Everyone who took […]

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WHPRMS members share life lessons with mentoring program

Someone once said, “We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.” Isn’t that the truth. As health care marketing and communications professionals, we often get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle. Running to back-to-back meetings. Answering emails and voicemails that need immediate attention. Working late nights to […]

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Experts to share exclusive ways to revolutionize your communications


Join us September 30-October 2, at Stoney Creek Inn, Onalaska, WI, for our 2015 annual conference. The conference designed specifically for health care communicators is back and in full force as we collaborate, for the first time ever, with the Minnesota Health Strategy & Communications Network (MHSCN). We’ve created a conference agenda completely centered on […]

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