Laura Krug is the HealthySteps Director of Training and Technical Assistance.
Laura oversees all aspects of HealthySteps onboarding for the HealthySteps National Office at ZERO TO THREE. This includes training and technical assistance for new HealthySteps sites so they can achieve the same positive outcomes for young children and families as our national model has demonstrated. She leads the development of professional development for existing HealthySteps sites, including eLearning modules, webinars, and resources for caregivers and medical professionals.
Laura brings over a decade of experience as a HealthySteps Specialist at the Montefiore Medical Group in Bronx, NY, where she was also the director of quality. As the first HealthySteps hire at Montefiore, she helped grow the program from one trial intervention site to 20 pediatric and family medicine practices in 10 years. Laura was critical to the program’s success and expansion by creating enthusiasm and clinic buy-in, establishing procedures and workflows, training new practices in the model, supervising HealthySteps Specialists, generating innovations and enhancements to the program, and ensuring program fidelity.
Laura is a licensed clinical social worker who has always focused on families and mental health. Before she discovered HealthySteps, Laura worked as a therapist in a variety of settings including residential treatment, school, and private practice. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Emory University and Master of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Laura also completed the Parent-Infant Study Center, a two-year postgraduate training program of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services in New York City.