The MHP Foundation is excited to support Reach Out & Read at MHP Pediatrics.
This literacy improvement program is endorsed by the American Academy
of Pediatrics. At every MHP Pediatrics well child visit from infancy through
five years of age, each child receives an age-appropriate book. Pediatricians
guide families on the importance of reading aloud together during those
This program is incredibly important for young children in our community.
As many as
67 percent of children between 15 months and three years of age in the MHP service area are at
moderate to high risk for developmental, behavioral or social delays.
The national average is25 percent. Research shows that children exposed to Reach Out & Read have higher
language scores, larger vocabularies, know how to handle books, understand
the concept of the written word and how stories work, and have the ability
to listen. All of these skills are vital to brain development and help
alleviate developmental delays.
Thanks to the support of donors, MHP employees, and the community, the
MHP Foundation is proud to announce that$11,850 has been donated to Reach Out & Read! This will support the program
for approximately 18 months.