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Childhood Literacy Initiative Project READ Celebrates 15 Years
Posted Date: 5/7/2014
CHA Project READ

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) pediatric patients and their families celebrated Project READ’s 15th birthday at a celebration at CHA’s Cambridge Hospital campus. Seven children’s book authors, including CHA’s Creative Director Chris Censullo, met with the children and signed copies of their books for the kids to take home. Special guest Curious George danced with the children to music performed by local jazz band Never Say Never, featuring CHA school nurse Tracy Rose Tynes.

CHA Project READProject READ (Read Each And Every Day) is an initiative of the Cambridge Health Alliance Department of Pediatrics that promotes childhood literacy in a medical setting. Families receive new books and guidance about the importance of reading at every child well visit. Over the years, Project READ has donated more than 200,000 books to CHA’s pediatric patients.

Cambridge Health Alliance is an academic community health system committed to providing high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities. CHA has expertise in primary care, specialty care and mental health/substance use services, as well as caring for diverse and complex populations. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA patients have seamless access to advanced care through the system’s affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine.