DOCTORS ENCOURAGE READING at CHILDREN'S CHECK-UPS

DOCTORS ENCOURAGE READING at CHILDREN'S CHECK-UPS

Reach out and Read program featured on ABC Channel 7 - 'Spirit of Giving' Segment.

Dr. Melanie Harris-Smith, M.D., F.A.A.P., introduces a brand new book at her patient's well-check exam. The "Reach out and Read" program is part of a national partnership among physicians and was featured on ABC Channel 7 - Spirit of Giving segment. At every "well child" visit at the Will County Community Health Center, doctors give patients a new story book to take home.

SPECIAL PROGRAM AIMS TO MAKE AVID READERS OF CHILDREN BY AGE 5

SPECIAL PROGRAM AIMS TO MAKE AVID READERS OF CHILDREN BY AGE 5

Would You Like to Help Read to Them?

Joliet- The Reach Out and Read Program continues to be a major part of what goes on at the Will County Health Department Community Health Center.  Children between six months and five years of age are encouraged to get started on reading during their Well-Check pediatric exams.

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Volunteers Needed for Reach Out and Read

Volunteers Needed for Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read

The WCCHC is committed to making books part of a healthy childhood. The WCCHC is involved in the ROR National Pediatric Literacy Program. ROR is a program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room. 

Our Doctors and nurses give new books to our pediatric patients at each well child visit from 6 months of age to 5 years, and accompany these books with developmentally appropriate advice to parents about reading aloud with their child.
Children also get a brand new, age and language appropriate book at every well child visit up to five years old.  By the time your child starts school, they will have developed a love for reading and have a small library of books to share with their family and friends.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer and make a gift of your time.
  • Volunteer readers in pediatric literacy program (Reach Out and Read) can help transform clinic waiting rooms into a more pleasant place for children and parents, and help families learn the joys and techniques of reading aloud.
  • Greeter.  Greet patients, escort them to the specific area they need to be seen.  Help with patient satisfaction surveys.  Preferably Bilingual.  
  • Watch children in waiting area if parents want to go in exam room alone.

Requirements:
  • Cannot accept court appointed community service.
  • Must protect patients rights to confidentially: HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act.
  • Background checks are mandatory
For further information contact Rita (815) 740-7629 

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    Reach out and Read program featured on ABC Channel 7 - 'Spirit of Giving' Segment.

    Dr. Melanie Harris-Smith, M.D., F.A.A.P., introduces a brand new book at her patient's well-check exam. The "Reach out and Read" program is part of a national partnership among physicians and was featured on ABC Channel 7 - Spirit of Giving segment. At every "well child" visit at the Will County Community Health Center, doctors give patients a new story book to take home.

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