A brighter future for children and their families in Gadsden and Foley as two new program sites are approved

Over the last couple of months, two programs sites, Gadsden Pediatric Clinic and Gary Eberly, P.C. in Foley, were approved to begin their Reach Out and Read-Alabama programs.

Gadsden Pediatrics will be prescribing books to over 2,500 children annually with the help of eight medical providers.

We are excited to have such great partners with  the United Way of Etowah County and Help Me Grow-Alabama.
— Dr. Claire Yother, medical consultant Reach Out and Read-Alabama, Gadsden Pediatric Clinic

In addition to prescribing books and instruction to parents, families will have an opportunity to receive more books by registering for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) through United Way. "Once parents understand the impact that reading daily has on brain and language development through Reach Out and Read, books from DPIL is an added bonus."

Welcome to our new program site in Gadsden, Gadsden Pediatric Clinic, P.A.! Listen as Drs. Claire Yother and Cynthia Hill talk about the impact of the program in their practice. We are grateful for the partnership with United Way of Etowah County & Help Me Grow Alabama!

Five providers will be prescribing over 2,000 books annually at Dr. Gary Eberly's office in Foley,

We are excited to kick off our program and provide a brighter future for the children of Baldwin County through books and instruction to the parents about the importance of  reading together daily.
— Crystle Jones, office coordinator for Reach Out and Read-Alabama, Dr. Gary Eberly

With the addition of this practice, four pediatric practices in Baldwin County now particpate in Reach Out and Read. Like in Etowah County, the United Way of Baldwin County partners with Reach Out and Read-Alabama to provide books to each of these practices.