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Since 1989, Reach Out and Read has experienced a long and steady program growth that has been largely driven by medical providers learning about Reach Out and Read during their residency training and then seeking to carry it forward wherever they go next. Residents and other medical providers who encounter our program in one place […]
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) emphasizes the latest research showing the significance of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships as a protective buffer against the biological harms of toxic stress on children – as well as a key toward building resilience – in an updated policy statement. When children feel connected and supported in the […]
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Amerigroup Tennessee, a leading managed care provider of health benefits for Tennessee residents who participate in the state’s Medicaid programs, and Reach Out and Read are joining forces to enhance childhood literacy and foster the emotional, cognitive, social, and biological functioning of children throughout the region. Amerigroup has a longstanding commitment to improving the health […]
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Reach Out and Read, the national organization that partners with pediatric clinicians to promote early literacy through well-child visits, has announced that Brian Gallagher will be stepping down as CEO later this year, after nearly 15 years of service to the organization.  “It is with a full and grateful heart that I share the news […]
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey
Alabama’s Governor, Kay Ivey announced a new partnership for the Reach Out and Read Alabama program with the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, Alabama Medicaid Agency, and the Alabama Department of Public Health. These state agencies are providing funding to Reach Out and Read Alabama to expand services to children living in Macon, Marshall, […]
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