Transforming the promise of pediatric primary care
What is HealthySteps?
HealthySteps, a program of ZERO TO THREE, is an evidence-based, team-based 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. Our goal is to serve more than 1 million young children and families by 2032.
Access & Trust
Pediatric primary care is the only system in the entire country that reaches nearly all young children. No other system has the same consistent and positive connection to families, their young children, and their communities.
HealthySteps Specialists join the pediatric primary care team to ensure universal screening of all families, provide referrals, and intensive services if needed.
HealthySteps Specialists address common and complex concerns, such as feeding, behavior, sleep, attachment, maternal depression, access to social supports beyond health care, and adapting to life with a baby or young child.
News and Resources
Modern Healthcare features HealthySteps National Director, sites, and family
Stakeholders say the surge in demand for behavioral health services among children during the pandemic presents an opportunity to make substantive reforms to a care system that has been overburdened for years.
Easy-to-Read Topical Articles for Caregivers
Share these short, easy-to-read articles with families on a variety of subjects important to early childhood development and well-being. They are organized by the age they are relevant, although some topics apply to a variety of ages.
HealthySteps Advances Health Equity
HealthySteps is committed to promoting the health, well-being, and school readiness of all babies and toddlers.
Why HealthySteps Matters
There is no time in life more important than ages 0-3. These early years lay the critical foundation for long-term development and health. Our most important connections are our first ones with our closest caregivers—these relationships can set babies and toddlers on the path to becoming engaged learners, productive workers, and successful adults. HealthySteps has demonstrated myriad positive outcomes for children, their families, and the practices that serve them. Watch our video to see HealthySteps in action.