Security Health Plan Honored for Promoting Health Literacy

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., has won the 2014 Wisconsin Literacy Achievement in Health Literacy award from Wisconsin Literacy, Inc., a nonprofit coalition representing a membership of 69 community-based literacy agencies.

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 in its service area. Security has also sponsored “Ask Me for the Health of It,” a pilot program in which retired nurses visit senior centers and thrift stores to offer health information.