Authored by Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, and Amy Shriver, MD, this white paper highlights how promoting early literacy with families in primary-care clinics can help address school readiness, conduct developmental surveillance, build parental capacities, and help buffer toxic stress in families. What is most important about the model (Reach Out and Read) is that it is inexpensive, scalable, and evidence-based. Early literacy and family well-being through Reach Out and Read. This report, written with a powerful mix of storytelling, scientific evidence, and data, highlights the types of interventions that can make a real difference for 21st century families. October 2015.