Local Children to Receive Free Books through Community Grant

Posted 11/14/2019 in Family Practice

The Regional Family Health (RFH) clinic in Dyersville is launching a new program with the opening of the new location (opening anticipated in January 2020), thanks to the Theisen’s More for Your Community Grant. RFH Dyersville was awarded $1000 in support of the Regional Family Health - Grow with Us program, which will provide one free children’s book to RFH patients ages 1-6 seen in the Dyersville clinic for their annual well-child visit. An estimated 1,500 children will benefit from this program.

“We are very grateful to Theisen’s for their generosity and support of this powerful initiative,” said Michelle Paris, RFH Clinic Director. “Education is a vital piece of a child’s overall health and wellness.”

Dr. Nicole Salow, family practice provider, accepted the grant check at the November 11th award ceremony at the Theisen’s store in Dyersville. She agrees that the program will be a great benefit to the community. “Reading to children at a young age fosters cognitive development, improves language skills and helps with emotional attachment,” said Dr. Salow. “By providing a free book to our youngest patients, our goal is to reinforce to parents and guardians how important the benefits of reading are to their child’s overall well-being.”

Dr. Nicole Salow accepts the grant check from Amanda Herman, Theisen's-Dyersville Store Manager Dr. Nicole Salow accepts the grant check from Amanda Herman, Theisen’s-Dyersville Store Manager


Regional Family Health and other local businesses were honored at the Theisen's More for Your Community award ceremony on November 11, 2019 at the Theisen's store in Dyersville.Regional Family Health and other local businesses were honored at the Theisen’s More for Your Community award ceremony on November 11, 2019 at the Theisen’s store in Dyersville.

Front Row (L to R): Janella Neverman; Forest Brown; Jason Waterman; Nicole Salow, MD; Vicki Palmer; Amanda Herman; Kaleann Waterman; Hannah Ludwig; Janet Berger; Amy Roach

Back Row (L to R): Mike Gassman, Brad Herman, Ellen Krogmann, Ted Jacobsen, Kristy Goldsmith, Brenda Becker, Melissa Hill