Improving Our Health Literacy Lens
This year, we came together from different disciplines to improve health and patient care at the Health Literacy Summit: "A Sharper View Through the Lens of Health Literacy." 

We shared how using the “lens” of our own experiences builds connections across communities, races, genders, and income levels.  

Speakers presented the latest information on improving communications through health literacy and touched on many important topics.
Missed the Health Literacy Summit? View a selection of presentations online.
Thanks for general support of Wisconsin Health Literacy
Help Support Literacy
"The support we receive from Wisconsin Literacy is so important. 

From the basics like tutor training and GED vouchers to board development suggestions and ideas, it's all so critical! I hope we can continue to grow and take advantage of all the services you offer."

Leeanna Shultz 
Stateline Literacy Council  
Beth Gaytan, Southwest/South Central Regional Literacy Consultant, prepares materials to give to her members at her regional meeting.

Adults Get Ready for the Workforce
Thanks to Your Support 
“I didn't graduate just to say that I have a high school diploma. I graduated so I can have a better future for my family and me. "

Mr. Jose, HSED graduate
Kettle Moraine Correctional Institute
Your support helps adult learners gain workforce readiness skills. Learners statewide work on their GED credential, resume writing, and computer skills and get better jobs thanks to you.  

Last year, almost 1,000 WL members’ students earned their GED. With your support and the learner’s hard work, more people are part of our state’s workforce and have increased their family’s earning potential.
Advocating for Literacy
Your Stories Matter 

“My biggest challenge was proving that I could actually do something that people said I could never do - like graduate high school.” 

Fond du Lac Literacy Services 
Literacy transforms lives. Your support of literacy work through donating, sharing stories, and writing to you legislators helps show how important literacy is in Wisconsin.

“Having a statewide voice for adult literacy is beyond great! Helpful for the issue in general and helpful for local agencies as well. It legitimizes the issue for our communities,” said Nancy Wheeler, former ICAA Crossroads Literacy Coordinator.

Your advocacy brings important resources like GED ready and test vouchers and practice and test materials to learners and local literacy organizations statewide.
Welcome Heidi Frankson to the WL Team 
“Literacy is an extraordinary journey and opens up a world of possibilities for not just the individual, but for their families as well.

It’s an honor to work with colleagues who are devoting their lives to teaching and inspiring this critical life skill.” 

Heidi Frankson
Fund Development Manager
We are excited to announce the newest member of our team - Heidi Frankson. 

Heidi, our new Fund Development Manager, joins us with more than 20 years of experience as a nonprofit fundraising professional.

She has served in a number of fundraising positions including the corporate development manager for the Charlotte Symphony and as development director for both the Marilyn Horne Foundation in New York and the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington, Indiana.