UW Health Expands Reach Out and Read

UW Health will support the Reach Out and Read Program in all 28 of its pediatric and family medicine clinics, up from the 19 clinics currently offering the program.

Reach Out and Read trains and supports clinicians who provide books to children ages six months through five years during well-child visits. Studies show that children who participate in Reach Out and Read have language scores three to six months ahead of peers who are not exposed to the program.

UW Health has committed $70,000 to the program, including the purchase of 32,000 books.

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