Program Managers are on track to perform 41 site visits by the end
of this month. We met with 48 providers and organized 7 Site
Coordinator trainings. 5 new Site Orientations at our program sites
were conducted and we loved meeting a mother at Medlink Colbert who
shared that the first time she ever heard that it was important to
read to her baby was through her pediatrician.
When she saw how
her child responded to the books, she immediately began finding
resources to increase the amount of books in the home. She
would visit thrift stores and go to the library with him often to
get books. He thoroughly enjoys reading and the mother was so
thankful that the program was being done in her pediatrician's
doctors implementing the program paints a simliar picture.
New provider Dr.
Salandy was surprised by how surprised her own patients were when
they heard how and why reading is important. Rebecca Dawson, NP, in
Fitzgerald: Sometimes these books are the only books in the
home, the only toys the child has to call their own.
At Family Health
Center of Georgia, we met with The Board of Regents, the
instituition charged with higher education, to bring 500 donated
books to local sites. It's encouraging that this institution values
our early literacy efforts.
Kaiser Permanente of Georgia Executive, Kim Phelps and Pediatric
Medical Director, Dr. Jones celebrate Kaiser's Thrive by 5
partnership with Reach Out and Read Georgia at Panola Medical
Center. Dr. Reines and the entire staff at Panola enthusiastically
embrace the program. Four other Kaiser locations currently
implement our program in Georgia with more slated to join this