On March 2, 2017, Council Member Andrew Cohen read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Five Little Monkeys, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar to a small group of young children in the pediatric waiting room of North Central Bronx Hospital. Children also received a small backpack from the hospital. Rathna Fatato is the ROR Medical Champion at North Central Bronx Hospital, which is one of our largest Reach Out and Read sites in the Bronx and serves 5000 children each year.
The Healthy Start Brooklyn Community Action Network (HSB CAN) is an organization that seeks to improve the overall health status of the residents of central and eastern Brooklyn. To achieve this goal, the Community Action Network (CAN) focuses on reducing stress and improving mental health in Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, Bushwick, and East New York. During the March meeting on March 21, 2017, Dr. Marcy Stein-Albert (pictured), Director of Pediatrics at Queens Hospital Center, gave a Reach Out and Read training to over 60 attendees. Additionally, parents at the meeting received a book bundle for their young children.