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Transforming the Promise of Pediatric Care

Early childhood development experts in pediatrics

HealthySteps is an evidence-based, interdisciplinary pediatric primary care program that promotes the health, well-being and school readiness of babies and toddlers, with an emphasis on families living in low-income communities.

Babies’ brains grow faster from ages 0-3 than at any point in life

Pediatric primary care is a trusted source of information for parents during these critical years

However, pediatric primary care physicians have an impossibly long list of services to provide during a well-child visit, which can last just 15 minutes. HealthySteps provides tailored support for common and complex concerns that physicians often lack time to address, including behavior, sleep, feeding, attachment, parental depression, social determinants of health and adapting to life with a baby or toddler.

(HealthySteps is) the glue needed in communities so that families have connections in safe places. It is a port of entry to redesign how we think about health care.

Rachel Herbst, HealthySteps Specialist

Help us reach 1 million children by 2032.

Our Impact

The national network of HealthySteps sites aims to reach more than 1 million young children annually by 2032. Here’s our progress:


Children reached


Sites in 2021


states and Washington, DC in 2021


new sites onboarded by HealthySteps by 2021

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