Dr. Dipesh Navsaria is a pediatrician who is deeply involved in Reach Out and Read, an initiative that makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading.
Reach Out and Read trains primary care providers to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give books to children at pediatric checkups from six months through 5 years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty.
By building on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills so that children enter school prepared for success in reading.
Education & credentials
- University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana
- University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI