The individual members of the division and the division as a whole participate in a broad variety of Quality Improvement (QI) projects, Advocacy opportunities through local and global health initiatives, Committee activities that represent our patients and their communities through involvement in organizations such as the Texas Pediatric Society (TPS), Scholarly activities through participation in Pediatric Academic Society and their Scholars Program as well as numerous projects through the Academic Pediatric Association’s CORNET (Continuity Research Network), such as the WE CARE project which aims at identifying and assisting those with adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s)
Reach Out and Read Program
Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a nation-wide program with over 5000 sites. More than 4 million children from low-income families are reached annually. Over 6.5 million books are distributed each year. We distribute almost 2000 books per year in our combined Well Child and Lobby book program. This past year, based on progress reports, UT Kids Children’s Health Center has helped over 1300 children, ages 0 to 5 years, build their home libraries. Since joining Reach Out and Read in 2001, UT Kids Children’s Health Center has prescribed over 44,000 books!
Lizette Gomez, M.D. is our ROR Medical Consultant and champion. Dianna Hendricks, L.V.N. is our onsite director.