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Support ReadER

The Tanner ReadER program provides age-appropriate books to every child who visits one of Tanner Health System’s four regional, 24-hour emergency departments. These books give parents an opportunity to share an escape with their child into a story, away from the trauma or illness that made their visit necessary.

Get involved

One simple thing that our community can do to improve local literacy rates is to make books accessible to area children and foster an interest in reading whenever possible.

Our schools and libraries are eager participants in this cause, encouraging children to read in class and at home. Tanner Health System, too, has joined the effort but we need your support.

Meet Tanny the Turtle!

Tanny the Turtle — Tanner ReadER program’s mascot — promotes reading to children and parents visiting Tanner’s emergency departments and to others in our community as he travels to area schools, organizations, community events and more!

The Tanner ReadER program was conceived by Tanner's emergency department physicians and is sponsored by Carrollton Emergency Physicians and Tanner Health System.

Stack of books

To donate gently used books or funds to Tanner ReadER, call 770-812-GIFT.

Tanny appearances

To request an appearance by Tanny at your school, organization or event, call 770-812-9687.

Tanny coloring sheet

 

Download a free Tanny the Turtle coloring sheet here.

 

Events

Nutrition for Diabetes - Webinar
Nutrition for Diabetes - Webinar

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Diabetes 101 - Webinar
Diabetes 101 - Webinar

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Blogs

Beyond Disease: Exploring the Vital Role of Public Health
Beyond Disease: Exploring the Vital Role of Public Health

As we mark National Public Health Week, individuals and organizations come together to address and highlight pressing health issues facing our nation. Public health encapsulates much more than disease prevention — it is the bedrock of our society's well-being, influencing how we live, work and interact with our environment.

Epilepsy Awareness: Empowering Individuals, Erasing Stigma
Epilepsy Awareness: Empowering Individuals, Erasing Stigma

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. These seizures are sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affect its normal functioning. The manifestation of seizures can vary depending on the specific part of the brain involved and the individual.

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