Elizabeth Bicio, LCSW is the Director of Improvement and Innovation with HealthySteps at ZERO TO THREE.
Elizabeth supports HealthySteps sites’ fidelity to the HealthySteps model and National Office research efforts. She works to ensure consistent strategic planning across teams in the areas of fidelity monitoring, continuous quality improvement (CQI), and research. One of her primary roles is to support the development and implementation of a plan to promote fidelity attainment and CQI among sites implementing HealthySteps across the nation. She is on the Editorial Board for the Global Implementation Research and Applications Journal and contributes to the science of implementation.
Elizabeth is a national expert in early childhood systems integration and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC). She has more than 20 years of experience in the clinical behavioral health and management field. She has led the development, implementation, and scaling of methods that improve outcomes of young children by improving the quality, coordination, and impact of early childhood services. She was a member of the 2011-2013 ZTT Fellowship Class.
Before ZTT, Elizabeth made significant contributions to the IECMHC evidence base, including cost efficiencies, workforce development, and national competencies. In her previous role as Director of the National Center of Excellence for IECMHC, Elizabeth built the capacity of states, tribes, and communities to use IECMHC to promote mental health and school readiness. Before her role within the National Center of Excellence for IECMHC, Elizabeth designed and led the only IECMHC program in the nation with proven effectiveness established through rigorous research, Connecticut’s Early Childhood Consultation Partnership.