We speak to Dr. Dipesh Navsaria about a program that shows doctors and clinics how to bring early childhood literacy into the examining room. Reach Out and Read has seen amazing growth and now impacts almost five million families, including around a quarter of all low-income families in the U.S.
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This story comes from a partnership between the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Herald-Tribune, funded by The Patterson Foundation, to cover school readiness, attendance, summer learning, healthy readers and parent engagement. Read more stories at https://www.gradelevelreadingsuncoast.net/category/solutions-journalism-partnership/.