OHI Joins World Read Aloud Day 2015

Posted on March 3, 2015 By

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center (FQHC), will celebrate the power of words by participating in World Read Aloud Day, March 4, 2015, at its Ocean County sites.

Bilingual OHI employees will be reading an assortment of children’s books at various times throughout the day to patients in the waiting rooms at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; and Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70 Lakehurst.

Every year on the first Wednesday of March, World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. World Read Aloud Day is an initiative of LitWorld.org, an organization dedicated to motivating readers all over the world and providing books and resources for underprivileged communities.

For more information, contact Douglas Clark at 732-719-9026 or email PromotionsDept@ohinj.org.

World Read Aloud Day is now celebrated by over one million people in more than 80 countries and reaches over 31 million people online. For information about World Read Aloud Day, visit http://www.litworld.org/wrad

About Ocean Health Initiatives
OHI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70 Lakehurst; a health center within the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood; and a Mobile Medical Unit.

OHI provides comprehensive primary and preventative health care to Ocean County’s insured, uninsured and underinsured populations. A sliding-fee scale is available, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. Services include pediatrics, maternal and child health, prenatal, WIC, universal immunizations, behavioral health, dental, family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, podiatry and social services.

OHI has a bilingual staff available to assist patients and callers. To become a patient of OHI, call 732-363-6655. Visit www.ohinj.org for further information.