Providers & Payers Resource
For more about the role of HealthySteps (HS) in pediatric primary care, please see the following publications.
- Using Pediatric Visits to Support Children and Families: Ten Positive Outcomes From HealthySteps.
MacLaughlin, S., Gillespie, L., & Parlakian, R. ZERO TO THREE Journal, 37(4), 46–52, March 2017.
The authors describe the primary components of HS and the critical beneﬁts from participation that support overall family well-being as well as maternal-child health.
- Early Childhood Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care: Serving Refugee Families in the Healthy Steps Program.
Buchholz, M., Fischer, C., Margolis, K. L., & Talmi, A. ZERO TO THREE Journal, 36(6), 4–10, July 2016.
Refugees from around the world are a growing population in primary care settings, presenting with unique needs and circumstances. This article explores how the HS model can support these families and the medical providers who care for them.
- Infusing Mental Health Services Into Primary Care for Very Young Children and Their Families.
Kaplan-Sanoff, M., Talmi, A., & Augustyn, M. ZERO TO THREE Journal, 33(2), 73–77, November 2012.
Thinking beyond physical health to include mental health and emotional well-being, via the HS model, offers the pediatric clinician different approaches to old challenges and a new lens through which to view infant and parent behavior.
- Integrated Early Childhood Behavioral Health in Primary Care: A Guide to Implementation and Evaluation,
Briggs, Rahil D., (Ed.) Springer International Publishing. 2016.
Contributors illustrate in depth how bringing behavioral health into pediatric services through the HS model can engender care that is replicable and sustainable, not only cost-effective but also clinically effective. Guidelines and case examples from frontline practitioners highlight typical challenges and workable recommendations.