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What Is HealthySteps?

Feb 15, 2017

After 21 years, the HealthySteps national network spans 109 pediatric and family practice sites in 15 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 26,000 children a year.

by Jonathan Goldfinger, National Director, HealthySteps, ZERO TO THREE

HealthySteps is an evidence-based, interdisciplinary pediatric primary care program that ensures babies and toddlers receive nurturing parenting and have healthy development. A child development professional, known as a HealthySteps Specialist, connects with families during well-child visits as part of the primary care team. The HealthySteps Specialist offers screening and support for common and complex concerns that physicians often lack time to address, including feeding, behavior, sleep, attachment, depression, social determinants of health, and adapting to life with a baby or young child. Specialists are trained to provide families with parenting guidance, support between visits, referrals, and care coordination, all specific to their needs.

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