Brian Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer for Reach Out and Read along with Regional Programs Director, Carolyn Merrifield, and Reach Out and Read Board Director, Dipesh Navsaria, MD, MPH, MSLIS, FAAP, will lead a webinar highlighting 30 years of Reach Out and Read and the vital role pediatric primary care clinicians play in supporting early relational health. By helping parents engage in supportive, nurturing and dyadic interactions with their infants and young children and providing them with the tools and information they need to make reading a daily routine, pediatric primary care providers can have a profound positive impact on children’s health, learning and future well-being. Click here to register.
Reach Out and Read helps pediatric primary care clinicians integrate reading into their practices, advise families about the importance of reading with their children and share books that serve as a catalyst for healthy childhood development. In our three decades of work, we have found this approach to have a documented positive impact on ethnically and economically diverse families throughout the nation.
Please join us on Dec. 3, from 3–4:30 p.m. ET, to learn about Reach Out and Read and how partnerships with primary pediatric care providers can be a critical component of birth through third-grade literacy efforts.