Professional Resource

HealthySteps featured in "Future of Children"

Jun 11, 2019

The "Future of Children" journal highlights HealthySteps’ potential for expansion across the country and evidence of the program’s positive impact on the lives of children and families.

Copyright © 2019 ZERO TO THREE. All rights reserved. Stacy Hodgkinson, PhD, HealthySteps Specialist, visits with a family at Children’s Health Center Anacostia in Washington, DC.

Children who participate in HealthySteps are more likely to attend recommended well-child visits and receive timely screenings and vaccinations.

Their parents are more likely to: receive information on community resources and services; provide infants with age-appropriate nutrition; adhere to child safety guidelines; use positive parenting strategies; and engage in early literacy-enhancing practices with their children. They also report higher levels of satisfaction with their pediatric care than other parents. In addition, HealthySteps improves provider experiences, with physicians reporting that the model fosters a team-based approach to care and enhances their ability to effectively meet the needs of the children and families they serve.

Download the journal to learn more about HealthySteps and its demonstrated positive outcomes.