October Medical Professional Newsletter

admroarnycNovember 10, 2022

 Benefit : Celebrating Resilience 
We Are Excited to See You!Date: Monday, October 3, 2022
Time: 6:30P.M. to 9:30P.M.
Location: Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street New York, NY 10013)
Dress Code: Cocktail or business attire
Check-in: When you arrive at Tribeca Rooftop, you will be greeted by ROR GNY staff and volunteers. Kindly give your name and you will be presented with your table number and printed program. Contact Trish for information:Trish Rollins,Development Manager PRollins@reachoutandreadnyc.org or 646-893-7333

Our HonoreesEvent Honoree: Jack E. Pace III
Mills Tannenbaum Award: Aram Kim
Advocate for Diverse Books Award: Patricia Anderson, MD, Shamiza Ally, MD, Acklema Mohammad, MD – Urban Health Plan
Jack Pace, Living, Breathing ROR GNY Award: Pamela Piyavunno, RN – Mt. Sinai South Nassau Family Medicine Barbara Zion-Green – Cohen Children’s Medical Center 
Mental Health Advocate Award:  Ilana Palgi, PsyD – NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens – Pediatric Practice
 Trusted Messenger Award : Jennifer Gomez – LINCS Program at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Gary Chin – Morris Heights Health Center 
Whole Family Advocate Award: Claudia Aristy – Bellevue Hospital, NYC Faye Kokotos, MD – Montefiore Medical Center / Pediatric Primary Care at FCC
There are still opportunities to donate.  Please visit:Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (givesmart.com)​
 Join Us for Our Town Hall MeetingOctober 14th,2022  
 We are delighted to invite you to join Reach Out and Read of Greater New York’s quarterly town hall on Friday, October 14th, 2022 @12-1pm.  We are excited to welcome our guest speaker: Dr. Joanna Perdomo, MD. We will also: Introduce new program staff members who will be supporting your sitesOur Annual Survey collecting information crucial to book procurement/ shipmentsIntroduce information about our DEI work and initiatives
We hope to see you there!  Please find the zoom information below and feel free to share this invite with other medical professionals and staff at your ROR GNY clinic as we would love to see everyone there. Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 880 3990 7068
 Pediatrician Focus Group Opportunity
We would like to invite you to take part in a focus group (small and confidential discussion group). Please use this Calendly link to schedule your focus group for the week of October 10th or 17th: https://calendly.com/jlizzio/pediatricians-focus-groupsBreaker28 is working with Reach Out and Read of Greater New York to better understand opportunities to improve its core program and better support its Medical Sites, with a focus on opportunities to become more equitable and inclusive. Focus groups will provide vital input for future strategic planning goals.  This process has multiple parts, including surveys and focus groups or interviews with its staff, board, families, physicians, and site coordinators. The groups will be hosted by Breaker28 and as a result, your identity will be kept confidential.  The focus group should last no longer than one hour, and it will create a space to interact with other Pediatricians regarding your experiences with Reach Out and Read of Greater New York. Once you have RSVP and we have confirmed attendance, you will receive a $25.00 Gift card from the ROR GNY team. We hope you can join the focus group and due to limited attendance ask for your confirmation by 10/1/22.
For more information, please contact Jessica Lizzio, Senior Manager of Pediatrician Engagement at jlizzio@reachoutandreadnyc.org
ROR GNY Fall 2022 Survey ReminderPlease don’t forget to complete the ROR GNY Fall Survey!The survey serves as a tool to collect information on areas such as site needs for different types of books and storage capacity to assist in further tracking for sending books to sites.  This survey will also serve as a tool to gather information regarding volunteer opportunities as well as information and willingness for medical professional trainings. This survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes.Please access the survey provided via emails.ROR GNY 2022 Fall Survey. https://forms.gle/wo8GyPDXQitHDVKf6