Transforming the promise of pediatric primary care
What is HealthySteps?
HealthySteps, a program of ZERO TO THREE, 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.
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
HealthySteps Thrives: 2018 At-A-Glance
HealthySteps Thrives: 2018 At-A-Glance is annual look back at our achievements and growth the last year.
Funding Snapshots Detail Variety of Financing Options for Sites
One of the most frequent questions we receive is “How is HealthySteps paid for?”
Chart Your Path: Becoming a HealthySteps Site
Once a potential site expresses interest in adopting HealthySteps and secures funding, it works with the HealthySteps National Office at ZERO TO THREE on a series of collaborative steps.
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.