Reach Out and Read

A child’s early years lay the foundation for all that is to come.

They are the foundation that shapes children's future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievement at school, in the family and community, and in life in general.

Delivering Best Outcomes

Reach Out and Read partners with primary care nurse practitioners and doctors to utilize age appropriate books during all well child checks from 6 months to 5 years. Reach Out and Read providers encourage families to read with one another on a daily basis. The program is inclusive to all families, regardless of their ability to speak English or literacy abilities. Our trained physicians and clinics deliver age appropriate guidance and high quality resources without an additional visit.

Critical to Comprehensive Primary Care

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Primary Care Network has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced.

Nationwide Children’s achieved Level 3 standards, the highest level of achievement issued by the NCQA. Nationwide Children’s is one of the largest hospital-owned primary care networks in any children’s hospital. Nationwide Children’s is focused on quality patient care and are following best practice standards within a national model of care.


Give the Gift of Reading!

Stop by any Central Ohio Barnes and Noble store from November 1 through December 5 to support their holiday book drive, benefitting Reach Out and Read!