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Promoting Literacy in Our Community

Contact the Maternal and Child Health Section

  •  850-245-4465



    Mailing Address

    Maternal and Child Health Section 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Reach Out and Read is a program that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms.  At well-child visits, from 6 months to 5 years, doctors and nurses provide information about the importance of reading aloud and give new, developmentally appropriate books to the children to take home.

Imagination Library is a program that mails new, age appropriate books to homes in an effort to ensure that every child has books, regardless of their family’s income.

The Institute for Healthcare Advancement has information specific to health literacy.