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Security Health Wins Literacy Award

Sunday, April 27th, 2014 -- 9:32 AM

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., has won the 2014 award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Literacy from Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.

More than 200 literacy advocates met recently at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, for the 10th annual Celebration of Literacy. In addition to hearing about efforts around the state to foster literacy, the group presented awards to individuals and organizations promoting literacy.

Security Health Plan has made health literacy a focus of its Community Benefits and Prevention Program. Through its Charitable Contribution Program, the Marshfield-based insurance company has distributed the book ?What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick", to Head Start programs; Women, Infants and Child (WIC) programs; Family Resource Centers; child care centers and schools throughout its service area.

Wisconsin Literacy is a nonprofit coalition representing a membership of 69 community-based literacy agencies. In 2010 it launched Health Literacy Wisconsin, a new division to raise awareness of the importance of health literacy skills and foster two-way communication between health care consumers and health care providers.

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