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. Sherry Winston, a Project Manager at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), has focused on early childhood development, and was excited to learn about the City of Philadelphia’s initiative to improve the health of Philadelphia’s children by promoting the importance of early literacy, affectionately known as Baby Book Club. Through Baby Book Club—made possible by the combined efforts of Philadelphia’s "A Running Start Health" and "Read by 4th" — parents of all newborns in Philadelphia will receive a book, as well as have the opportunity to sign up for a baby magazine subscription—for free.

CHOP and Reach Out and Read are enthusiastic about joining efforts with Philadelphia’s Baby Book Club in providing books to families.

Read more about the Baby Book Club in this PolicyLab blog post.

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