I’m excited to invite you to join me for 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. 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.
In the webinar, we will hear from Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, a physician champion of Reach Out and Read, as he shares how pediatric primary care can provide skill building for families that supports early relational health. We will also hear from Carolyn Merrifield, Reach Out and Read regional programs director, who will discuss how CGLR communities and states are working with Reach Out and Read to serve more families.
I hope you will make plans to join us.