Reach Out and Read plays a critical role in the lives of young children and their families. It supports bonding, early brain development and a love of learning. More than one in four primary care clinics in the state partner with Reach Out and Read Wisconsin to integrate our intervention into their practices.
Explore the resources below and share something new with your colleagues today.
Find Your Reach Out and Read Staff Person
Our staff members are here to support your team. We can help develop workflows, assist with book purchasing, provide resources and share best practices. Click on your health system to find your Reach Out and Read staff person or click on your county to find other clinics that share your commitment to early literacy.
Resources for Your Reach Out and Read Program
Each year, Reach Out and Read Wisconsin holds an Annual Meeting to bring together clinics participating from across the state. We want this to be a day of recognition and celebration, education and networking.
Reading in the digital age: challenges, opportunities, practical tips – Tiffany Munzer, MD
Project manager update 2019 – Karin Mahony, MEd, MSW
Funding for your Reach Out and Read program – Jamie Donath, LPN
Wordless Picture Books – Karin Mahony, MEd, MSW
High-quality books are one of the core components of the Reach Out and Read model. Access tools to help with book tracking, book lists for ordering recommendations and how to order from specific publishers.
Multicultural Book Lists
When children and families can relate to the books they read, it creates an even more powerful experience. That’s why it’s important for your clinic to provide books that reflect your patient demographics. View our recommendations for great bilingual and multicultural books.
Building partnerships with organizations in your community is one of the best ways to strengthen your Reach Out and Read program.
Find information and ideas on how to raise money for books and other literacy-rich tools for your Reach Out and Read program.
Information for Providers
These tools can help providers expand their early literacy knowledge and enhance their delivery of Reach Out and Read.
Literacy-rich Environments and Gently-used Books
We encourage clinics to create a culture of literacy throughout the clinic. That’s why we created fun, literacy-rich patient stickers. These stickers are available in rolls of 500 for $17.50 and can be ordered by contacting Gillian Brown with Smilemakers at (864) 504-6420. More tools and resources are available on myROR.org.
Reach Out and Read Research
Learn more about the research and studies that contribute to Reach Out and Read’s evidence-base. Reach Out and Read has one of the strongest research records for any primary care invention.
Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Webinars
These 20 minute webinars are intended for all clinic staff and will cover a variety of topics to enhance your clinic’s delivery of Reach Out and Read.
MyROR.org Resource Guides
myROR.org is the online portal clinics use to train providers, submit progress reports and view the clinic’s quality classification. All users must login to access these resources using their email and a password created by you. These guides will help make the site easier to use.