Please read Dr. Jimenez’s article in Academic Pediatrics titled, “A Mixed-Methods Investigation Examining Site-Level Variation in Reach Out and Read Implementation.“
Pervasive racial and ethnic income-based inequities in developmental health are a major threat to long-term well-being at the individual and population levels. The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has intensified these inequities. Early childhood is the ideal time to intervene given the high degree of neuroplasticity that is unique to this developmental stage. However, in general and across sectors, early childhood interventions have faced major challenges including modest effect sizes on average, limited replication of promising models, and difficulty achieving impact at scale. To read the full article.
A Mixed-Methods Investigation Examining Site-Level Variation in Reach Out and Read Implementation. Jimenez ME, Hemler JR, Uthirasamy N, Bator A, Forbes DH, Lucas M, Ramachandran U, Crabtree BF, Mackie TI. Acad Pediatr. 2023 Jul;23(5):913-921. PMID: 36496152 PMCID: PMC10244479 DOI: 1016/j.acap.2022.11.015