Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Impact

Children served: more than 138,000
Books prescribed: more than 208,000
Participating medical providers: 1,600
Participating clinics: 239

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Family Medicine Clinic Adopts a Program for the Books

This article originally appeared in the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants’ April 2019 newsletter and is reprinted with permission from the organization. Clinically-practicing certified physician assistant Joanna Hebgen is doing her part to change the lives of children through a simple-yet-effective method: books.  At the SSM Health Family Medicine Clinic in Oregon, Wisconsin, …

Reach Out and Read Wisconsin’s first legislative visit of 2019

On April 22, the ThedaCare Physicians Pediatrics Neenah clinic hosted a legislative visit with State Representative Mike Rohrkaste. During the visit, Rep. Rohrkaste learned about Reach Out and Read Wisconsin and read aloud to a group of children from the Neenah and Menasha communities. The children’s excitement was evident as the representative read From Head …

Reach Out and Read Wisconsin welcomes national medical director Perri Klass, MD

Reach Out and Read national medical director Perri Klass, MD, recently visited Madison, Wisconsin to give a presentation to Reach Out and Read Wisconsin supporters and stakeholders. During this talk at the Madison Central Library, Dr. Klass emphasized the importance of using books to promote healthy brain development in young children. One of the ways …

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Reach Out and Read Wisconsin is the state affiliate of the national organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Reach Out and Read Wisconsin is the early literacy initiative of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin (Alliance). The Alliance is a policy and advocacy group for children’s health issues. For more information about our early literacy initiative and the other initiatives the Alliance administers, please visit their webpage.

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Pictured above: The Reach Out and Read Wisconsin team