Reach Out and Read News and Updates

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dianne Motil

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Dianne Motil in a yellow sweater

Dianne Motil started her CHOP career four years ago as a registered nurse in Primary Care, and throughout the years has transferred and now works in the PICU/Onco Unit at Middleman Family Pavilion in King of Prussia.

Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Walega

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Rachel Walega

Eighteen months ago, the Office of Endocrinology and Diabetes welcomed Rachel Walega to their team as a Clinical Research Project Manager. There, Rachel works on projects in Cystic Fibrosis related diabetes, Down syndrome and bone fragility.

25 Years of Changing Lives, One Book at a Time

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Twins Tamairra and Tiairra were infants when Trude Haecker, MD, now Medical Director of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Reach Out and Read program, gave the girls their first book. Until that moment, their mother, Tamia, was unaware of the importance of reading to her children.

Picture This!

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Little girl looking at the wall art

Colorful murals inspire creative and educational moments in primary care exam rooms.

Pediatric Reflections: Reading to Children

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Dr. Nicholson, a primary care pediatrician leader of the Reach Out and Read program, talks about the importance of reading to children and how she encourages parents.

Philadelphia’s Baby Book Club in 200 Words

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Elena Huang, M.D., a pediatrician at the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center, shares a book with Waldis, 8 months, as part of CHOP’s Reach Out and Read program.

The City of Philadelphia’s initiative to improve the health of Philadelphia’s children by promoting the importance of early literacy is affectionately known as Baby Book Club.