Reach Out and Read Medical Leadership

The Reach Out and Read Medical Leadership network unites clinicians across the country who are deeply involved with Reach Out and Read, going beyond implementation of the model. This group of medical leaders can explore timely news, training, resources and research, plus opportunities — based on individual interest and expertise — to engage with the National office to support and guide Reach Out and Read.

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Interested in engaging with clinicians across the Reach Out and Read network? Learn what’s happening in their exam rooms, read thoughts on research and news, share your own exam room experiences, and so much more in the the quarterly Medical Leadership Newsletter. Click here to join the list!

Plus: Find additional engagement opportunities, like training and research, below.

Latest News

Keep up to date on new research and news!

Our team — in collaboration with Medical Leadership — will add news to this section biweekly. Find new articles here, share them with colleagues and peers, and even contribute your own thoughts.

You can submit your reflection or commentary on one of these articles here. Each quarter, we’ll use one in our Medical Leadership Newsletter.

Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental and Relational Health in a Statewide Sample

A new critical study on positive childhood experiences (PCEs) was published this month in JAMA Pediatrics. Author Christina Bethell, who showed in 2019 that PCEs mitigated the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences, demonstrated that adults who self-report more PCEs have a lower likelihood of clinical depression or poor adult mental health and a higher probability of healthy adulthood interpersonal relationships.

A good review, and a link to the paper is here.

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YouTube’s ABCs and 123s: Describing the quality of early literacy and math videos on YouTube

This study analyzed 1,198 YouTube videos on early literacy and math to assess the educational content available to young children on streaming platforms. Findings reveal that while these videos often use concrete examples, many lack direct engagement with viewers and character involvement, with the most directly interactive videos being less popular among users. This research adds important insights to the relatively understudied area of online educational media for children.

Read the complete research here.

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Physicians’ lifelong learning journeys: A narrative analysis of continuing professional development struggles

This study investigated physicians’ experiences with continuing professional development (CPD) after their formal education, highlighting the struggles they face in adapting to less structured learning environments and prioritizing patient care over personal educational growth. Physicians expressed feeling under-supported in this transition, resorting to ad-hoc learning strategies that may not align with formal CPD requirements, suggesting a need for systemic changes to enhance meaningful lifelong learning. The study’s findings hold important insights for ROR as it seeks to build out the Community of Clinicians.

Read the complete study here.

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Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental and Relational Health in a Statewide Sample
YouTube’s ABCs and 123s: Describing the quality of early literacy and math videos on YouTube
Physicians’ lifelong learning journeys: A narrative analysis of continuing professional development struggles
Training Opportunities
Interested in expanding your Reach Out and Read practice beyond Core Training? Learn more at the link below.
Research
Reach Out and Read conducts research that shines a light on the positive outcomes of delivery of our model and reveals new areas where we can benefit young children, their families, and our network.
News Archive
Want to review a previously shared article? Did you miss our biweekly update? Find all of our previous articles archived here.
Reach Out and Read Podcast
Among all the great podcast episodes, you’ll find bimonthly Science Sessions that highlight additional research.
Clinician Spotlight
Get to know our Medical Leadership community! We’ll highlight work, recognize partnership, and share their passion for Reach Out and Read.
From My Exam
Room To Yours
Our model keeps us united! Hear directly from clinicians, reflecting on their Reach Out and Read practice.