|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Advances in Pediatrics|
|State||Published - 2009|
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- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
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Reach Out and Read : Literacy Promotion in Pediatric Primary Care. / Klass, Perri; Dreyer, Benard P.; Mendelsohn, Alan L.In: Advances in Pediatrics, Vol. 56, No. 1, 2009, p. 11-27.
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Reach Out and Read
T2 - Literacy Promotion in Pediatric Primary Care
AU - Klass, Perri
AU - Dreyer, Benard P.
AU - Mendelsohn, Alan L.
N1 - Funding Information: ROR was born 20 years ago in Boston. The program was an intervention in the primary care clinic at what was then Boston City Hospital. Other pediatric clinics, especially those serving children growing up at risk and in poverty heard about ROR, and the group in Boston developed materials and a training curriculum to replicate ROR. The Reach Out and Read Manual was published with support from the Association of American Publishers and with an initial grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Several additional teaching hospitals were given seed money to start programs. Over the course of the 1990s, the Reach Out and Read National Center, still based in Boston and affiliated with what is now Boston Medical Center, became a national nonprofit organization, assisting clinics, health centers, hospitals, and practices around the United States to develop ROR programs, train their medical providers and staff, choose and order appropriate books, and raise the money needed to buy books on a continuing basis. As the program reaches its 20th anniversary, there are over 4500 ROR sites operating in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Currently, the program reaches about 25% of the children in the United States who live in or near poverty. Most US sites are organized into more than 30 state and regional coalitions, which provide resources ranging from training to fundraising and advocacy. In addition, ROR programs operate in several foreign countries. The National Center collects reports from ROR sites twice a year and compiles information based on those data. As of this writing, ROR has trained 50,000 doctors and nurse-practitioners, and in this 2009 anniversary year, will present an estimated 5.4 million books to 3.3 million children in the United States. Since its inception, the program has distributed more than 20 million books to children  .
PY - 2009
Y1 - 2009
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U2 - 10.1016/j.yapd.2009.08.009
DO - 10.1016/j.yapd.2009.08.009
M3 - Review article
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SN - 0065-3101
VL - 56
SP - 11
EP - 27
JO - Advances in Pediatrics
JF - Advances in Pediatrics
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