HealthySteps is a unique program based in a pediatrician’s office that helps families identify, understand and manage parenting challenges like feeding, behavior, sleep, development and adapting to life with a young child.
HealthySteps is committed to healthy child development and effective parenting and has been proven to increase access to the guidance, support, and resources needed to raise healthy families. A professional with experience in child development, known as a HealthySteps Specialist, connects with families during pediatric well visits. The HealthySteps Specialist offers developmental, behavioral, social, and emotional screenings and supports including guidance and referrals for families who need them. Specialists work as part of the primary care team and can be a new team member or a social worker, nurse, or child development specialist already working in the practice. All HealthySteps Specialists receive intensive training from ZERO TO THREE.
HealthySteps is being implemented in over 80 pediatric and family practices across the country serving over 26,000 families a year! Learn more at HealthySteps.org or on our YouTube channel.
HealthySteps in the News
NPR affiliate WAMU highlights early childhood mental health and how HealthySteps can help.