Reach Out and Read, Northeast

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MIRRORS & WINDOWS

OUR FIRST BOOK

MAINE EXPANSION

REACH OUT AND READ AT FQHCs

OU​R PARTNERSHIP

Although all children deserve and benefit from ​participating in the program, we prioritize children in ​historically marginalized communities who benefit ​the most. As part of our effort to expand with equity, ​we are working to increase our partnership with ​Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)


We are here to help! Some of the questions on our ​National Center’s application do not apply to FQHCs. ​Our FQHC team will help you navigate the ​application. Contact them today!


why join reach Out and read?

benefits for clinics

benefits FOR CLINICIANS

  • When delivered with fidelity, Reach Out and ​Read improves provider satisfaction and ​enhances patient-provider relationships. ​Practitioners routinely report that giving a child ​a book is the highlight of their day.


  • Parents in participating practices are more ​likely to rate their pediatrician as helpful.


  • Staff at successful sites express heightened ​commitments to their community and show ​higher levels of teamwork.


  • Participation reduces practitioner stress and ​burnout.


  • It’s FUN! Giving a child a beautiful new book is a great ​way to start a visit.


  • The book is a valuable tool for developmental ​assessment.


  • Books engage and calm anxious children.


  • Clinicians appreciate being able to offer caregivers ​meaningful, positive literacy promotion messages.


  • Delivering the program creates opportunities for ​positive caregiver/child interactions and builds ​stronger provider connections with the family.


  • Books help spark conversations about important ​topics like sleep routines, nutrition, and school ​readiness.


how we support programs

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  • Development support: ROR fundraises on ​behalf of it its clinics and provides FQHCs ​with 100% of the funding they need to run ​the program.


  • Training: We offer on-line, program specific ​training for providers and support staff, as ​well as access to a library full of free training ​resources (most of which offer CMEs).


  • Dedicated program specialist: Your clinic will ​be assigned a dedicated member of the ROR ​program team to help with program setup, ​book selection and ordering, reporting, and ​troubleshooting any issues that arise.

resources

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Pediatrician

applying

running the program


  • Sample application (a PDF version of the ​online application which allows you to see ​what you will need to know to complete it.)








  • Anticipatory Guidance (exam room tips and ​suggestions for promoting early literacy and ​relational health.)




Reach Out and Read is 501(c)3 nonprofit that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating ​books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.


To Support Our Programs:

Alex Chu, Executive Director

Reach Out and Read, Northeast

89 South Street, Suite 201

Boston, MA 02111

617.455.0600

northeast@reachoutandread.org

Contact Our FQHC Team:


Samantha Cortes, Northeast FQHC ​Onboarding Specialist

Leah Karn, Northeast FQHC Support ​Specialist

reachoutandread.org