FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
1. How much additional time will using Reach Out and Read add to a well-visit?
a. No additional time, because the Reach Out and Read counseling is worked into the anticipatory guidance for the visit itself.
2. How do I track the number of books the practice gives out?
a. There are a number of ways to tract books. It can be as simple as placing a check mark on a sheet for the month to having index cards with the book title and age group in each book and removing it when the book is given out. For additional ways of tracking books, please visit the Resources Page and look for Tracking Books.
3. Can I only give new books out to low-income patients?
a. No. Once the practice is trained and ready to begin the program, books can be given out to all children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years who are there for a well visit.
4. Why can’t I give new books out at sick visits or to siblings?
a. The Reach Out and Read National Program is set up for well visits and the grant received by the Chapter requires us to follow these National guidelines. We recommend keeping gently used books on hand to give out to siblings and/or during sick visits. Please visit the Resource Page and look for Obtaining Gently Used Books for more information on ways to obtain these books from the community.
5. What do I do if a parent wants information on adult literacy?
a. Please go to the Resources Page and click on Adult Literacy Resources to find adult literacy resources in every county currently covered by the grant.
6. How do I order books?
a. There are two publishers you can use to order books:
SCHOLASTIC ALL ABOUT BOOKS
Amanda Faulkner  Holli Dutton
Reach Out and Read Rep.  Ph: 1-866-732-3667
Ph: 1.800.225.1761 ext. 4375  Holli@allaboutbooks.org
i. IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are a private practice, it is your responsibility to know you need to pay tax. The publishers will not ask and it is not always on the order form. To avoid paying taxes on the books, you can submit a check made out to the MDAAP Foundation with your practice name in the memo field. We will get the most books for your money but can not take special requests due to limited staff.
7.How will I receive the books?
a. All books will be sent directly to your practice, even those ordered through the Foundation.
8. How do I sustain the program when the grant is over?
a. To help you sustain the program beyond the grant period, we have created a page containing documents to help you raise funds for your Reach Out and Read program. Click here to go to the page.
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