On Thursday, March 21, 2013, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will join the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MDAAP) to promote the Reach Out and Read Program. The Programis recruiting pediatric practices to help promote early literacy by making books available and encouraging reading as a routine part of care.
State officials will join participating physicians to discuss benefits of the program, which is being funded by a grant from MSDE as part of the federal Race to the Top funding. March is National Reading Awareness Month.
Who: Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, DHMH Secretary
Dr. Lillian M. Lowery, State Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Eric Levey - chair of the statewide
Reach Out and Read Council
Physicians and parents participating in Reach Out and Read
What: An event to promote Reach Out and Read
When: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Total Health Care
1501 W. Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
STATE OF MARYLAND DHMH PRESS RELEASE
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 W. Preston Street • Baltimore, Maryland21201
Martin O'Malley, Governor
Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor
Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D., Secretary
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