WISE debuts redesigned website03/15/23 10:00:am
When the new website for Wise Initiative for Stigma Elimination (WISE) went live late last year, it marked the culmination of years of work and an abundance of content.
“We had many reasons for changing the look of the website,” explains Alison Wolf, Community Learning and Engagement operation and development manager. “We wanted a fresher, brighter, more contemporary look. Additionally, we previously had four different websites, so our goal was to bring all of them together under one newly branded website.”
The new look extends beyond just the website design; it also includes a new logo for WISE’s largest resource, Compassion Resilience Toolkits for schools, health and human services, and parents and caregivers.
Another change visitors are likely to notice? Even more resources and an improved ability to see and register for upcoming events, including this year’s coalition meetings that focus on substance use and mental health.
“The biggest change is additional content. We’ve added more video stories of recovery, more stigma reduction resources, and revamped the blog section with new blogs being posted regularly. From the home page, upcoming events are clearly posted so people can register and it’s also easy to sign up for the WISE newsletter,” Alison says.
All the efforts to revamp the website and make it easier to find information contribute to the mission of Community Learning and Engagement, which includes increasing training, education, and resources that build skills for family, friends, professionals, and organizations to be resilient and compassionate.
“We’re getting great traction,” Alison says. “With the new content and four websites brought together in one place, the site is garnering much more attention. Our department is engaging with many more community members across the country who are finding the site and want to become involved with our programming to reduce stigma.”
To learn more about WISE, view upcoming events, or explore WISE’s resources, visit its updated website at eliminatestigma.org.