Reading for Life: The Impact of Child Literacy on Health Outcomes

Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
Chicago, Illinois
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
The impact of childhood literacy on individuals, families, communities and societies is well documented. Children who are proficient readers by the end of third grade are more likely to achieve higher educational outcomes, preparing them for success in adulthood. The research also indicates that childhood literacy contributes to positive long-term physical and mental health outcomes. Please join us for a conversation with health practitioners and educational leaders to explore the links between childhood literacy and health. During the discussion, panelists will: · Review the current state of children’s literacy and health, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic; · Explore the importance of early childhood education and literacy interventions in preschool, and their role in health outcomes; · Summarize existing literature on the relationship between literacy rates and physical and mental health; and · Highlight successful collaborations that integrate literacy and health in academic and medical settings.
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