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As the new president of the Chapter, I am happy to thank all of you that have helped create a brighter future for our children and families through our program, Reach Out and Read-Alabama in 2017. As a program of the Chapter for the past 12 years, we have seen physicians and other medical providers throughout the state prescribe almost 2 million brand-new books at well-child visits.
Read more of Dr. Stubblefield's letter here...

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Over 300 providers in 27 counties at 60 program sites give young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Find a program site in your community....


As a pediatrician we talk to our families a lot about what to do and what not to do. Reach Out and Read is one of the few things I get to talk about while teaching and giving the parent a tool.
Read more about Dr. Dawson's experience here...

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Participants were seen all over the resort sporting the bright blue signature Pentathlon shirts as they tackled the activities -- a one-mile walk/run, 30 minutes of biking, 30 minutes of kayaking, one hour of swimming and an hour of reading for fun -- with their colleagues.
Read more about the 2017 Grand Pediatric Pentathlon here and find out about our 2018 event here....

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At Read and Romp, children are engaged in fun, learning-based activities themed around favorite children's books. Children leave the event with goodies that they have either created or earned by completing each station along with a stamped passport and a bag of brand new books.
Read more about the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa
events here....

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Celebrating eight years of the Rx for Summer Reading campaign, copies of the book Sometimes I Feel Sunny by Gillian Shields was prescribed by pediatric healthcare providers statewide. Reach Out and Read-Alabama teamed up with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services’ Early Intervention program to help parents identify early developmental milestones and access help when needed.
Read more about our summer events here....