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

ROR partners with primary care nurse practitioners and doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together starting 6 months to 5 years vaccination or well child visits. ROR is inclusive so that all families, regardless of their ability to speak English or literacy abilities. Our trained physicians and clinics deliver age appropiate guidance and high quality resources without an additional visit.

Critical to Comprehensive Primary Care

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Primary Care Network, recent recipient of highest standard Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. ROR is a nationally implemented evidence-based clinical intervention with a body of knowledge that expands over 25 years.
Watch ROR Co-Founder, Dr. Robert Needleman, explain Why Early Literacy Matters

Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370).