2023 LEARN Conference HealthySteps Events and Activities

2023 LEARN Conference HealthySteps Events and Activities
The ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference 2023 is the place to network, learn, and grow! Meet new people and connect with old friends. 

For two days at the Minneapolis Convention Center you’ll learn from like-minded early childhood professionals, meet an incredible network of partners, and be there when new ideas are born. Listed below are the key events for the HealthySteps network, including exclusive sessions and networking opportunities. See you there!

Follow along and share your LEARN experience on social media. Use #LEARNwithZTT and tag @HealthyStepsZTT on Twitter and @ZEROTOTHREE on Twitter and Instagram. And don’t forget to stop by the HealthySteps booth, #211 in the exhibit hall, to say hi! 

Monday, September 18, 2023

9:00 am – 4:30 pmHealthySteps Exclusive | Room 208 ABCD

2023 Symposium: FAN for HealthySteps

Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) is a framework and tool for relationship-building and reflective practice. FAN is based on the concept of attunement; that is, when a person feels connected and understood, they are more open to learning and change. We have adapted FAN specifically for HealthySteps to facilitate building connections with families, babies, and care providers, and to deepen our own experience of the work.

This is a full-day training session provided as a free add-on to LEARN registration for the HealthySteps network. Lunch will be provided. 

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5:30 – 7:00 pm | HealthySteps Exclusive

HealthySteps Networking Event

Welcome to Minneapolis! Join us for food and drinks at Lakes & Legends Brewing Company, hosted by Nordic.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

9:00 – 10:15 amAll Are Welcome  

Conference Opening & Practice Plenary: The Power in Our Journeys with Nicole Lynn Lewis

Author and activist Nicole Lynn Lewis began college at William & Mary as a teen mother with her infant daughter in tow. The experience of navigating through a higher education system that was not designed for her provided an in-depth understanding of the challenges that student parents face including the intersectionality of race, gender, and poverty in their journeys.
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10:30 – 11:30 am | HealthySteps Exclusive | Room 103 ABC

Bridging the Gap: Leveraging a Multidisciplinary Team to Address Disparities in Postpartum Depression Screening and Intervention

Speakers: Diane Lee, PsyD, Weill Cornell Medicine, Nancy Lee, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, Rachel Wirtshafter, MPH, Weill Cornell Medicine

Postpartum depression (PPD) has significant implications for infants and families. The importance of PPD screening is well-established yet rates of screening remain low, with significant disparities. This presentation reviews strategies for collaborations between HealthySteps and pediatric providers to transform screening, referral, and service delivery practices to provide more equitable care.
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12:00 – 12:50 pm | HealthySteps Exclusive | Room 103 ABC

Networking Luncheon

Bring your lunch and join us to hear from HealthySteps National Director Dr. Rahil Briggs, connect with your colleagues, and win some fun prizes!

1:00 – 2:00 pm | HealthySteps Exclusives | Room 103 ABC

Prescribing Play in Pediatric Well-Child Visits

Speakers: Mandy Lamb, MA, Weitzman Institute, Rebecca Tavernier, PhD, LP, Weitzman Institute

Prescription for Play is a program delivered by pediatric providers during routine wellness exams to promote play in children 18-36 months. Review and discuss our initial findings from a national pilot program that has engaged over 1,000 pediatric clinics nationally.
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1:00 – 2:00 pm | HealthySteps Exclusives | Room 206 AB

Early Childhood Value-Based Payment Model in Pediatric Primary Care

Speakers: Dr. Maja Castillo, MD, MHA, Healthfirst, Mary McCord, MD, MPH, NYC Health and Hospitals Gotham Health, Elizabeth Frenette, ZERO TO THREE 

The current financing structure for pediatric primary care focuses on a narrow range of clinical outcomes and incentivizes volume over value, resulting in insufficient resources to provide the whole-family care needed to address health equity, health-related social needs, and family well-being. Our implementation of this model of advanced primary care operates in clinical settings that serve diverse families who live, work, learn, and play in underserved communities and addresses child and caregiver needs that go beyond physical health. The value-based payment model developed for the model includes clinical quality measures stratified by race and ethnicity to assess and incentivize improvement in equity outcomes.
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2:15 – 3:15 pm | HealthySteps Exclusive | Room 103 ABC

Distant Socializing: How the COVID 19 Pandemic Taught Us to Support HealthySteps Families, Bridge OB and Pediatrics, and Navigate Autism Services Through Virtual Group-Based Interventions

Speakers: Anand Patel, PsyD, Montefiore Medical Group, Polina Umylny PhD, Montefiore Medical Group, Brianna Bliss PsyD, Montefiore Medical Group, Teresa Hsu-Walklet, PhD, Montefiore Medical Group

Montefiore’s HealthySteps program predominantly serves marginalized and immigrant families in the most diverse area in the country, with the highest rates of poverty in the state—exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how moving to a virtual group-based intervention removed some barriers to service access, and about new curricula developed to support the parent-child dyad and address specific behavioral and developmental concerns of families referred to HealthySteps. Additionally, gain insights into two psychoeducation and support-focused groups, their piloted group-based intervention curricula, outcome data, and clinical vignettes to demonstrate program efficacy and goals for future development.
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3:30 – 4:45 pm | All Are Welcome

Research/Science Plenary: Creating a Healthy and Just World in the Face of Climate Change: The Role of Early Childhood Professionals 

Speakers: Lisa Patel, MD, MESc, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, Jacqueline Patterson, The Chisholm Legacy Project

As the greatest threat to public health in the 21st century, climate change can feel completely overwhelming, especially as its impact exacerbates existing inequities. But the world we want to create is worth imagining and pursuing—a world in which children can thrive. As early childhood professionals, we have great opportunities to support real and sustainable transformation. What is the latest research on climate change, why should early childhood professionals be leaders in this, and what can and should we do?
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5:00 – 7:00 pm | All Are Welcome

ZERO TO THREE Community Reception

Who doesn’t love making new friends and engaging in lively discussion, especially over food and drinks? After all, a big part of the LEARN Conference experience is meeting new connections and reconnecting with older ones. Our ZERO TO THREE Community Reception is the perfect opportunity to meet new connections and reconnect with older ones.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

9:00 – 10:15 amAll Are Welcome

Opening & Policy Plenary Session: National Release of the 2023 State of Babies Yearbook with Miriam Calderón

Telling the story of babies is more important than ever. Join ZERO TO THREE for the release of the fifth annual State of Babies Yearbook and be among the first to see new data on how America’s babies and families are faring. This session will highlight notable national findings; explore persistent inequities by race, ethnicity, and income level; and highlight using data and stories that bring the data to life to advocate for your state’s babies. Plenary speakers will reflect on Yearbook findings as a springboard for action on policies to ensure that all babies can thrive. 
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10:30 – 11:30 am | HealthySteps Exclusive | Room 103 ABC

Strengthening Infrastructure and Processes to Collect and Report Outcome Data: Lessons from Three Primary Care Clinics

Speakers: Lance Till, MS, James Bell Associates, Kimberly McCombs-Thornton, PhD, M.P.P., James Bell Associates

Learn about the findings from a HealthySteps Outcome Pilot Study. Gain insights from three primary care clinics’ experiences building infrastructure and processes to report data, and contextualize outcome results by benchmarking them against similar population-level measures. Discuss lessons learned and strategies that sites can apply to track outcomes.
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12:00 – 12:50 pm | HealthySteps Exclusive | Rooms 103 ABC & 206 AB

HealthySteps & Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Networking Session

Speaker: Laila Fritz, ZERO TO THREE

Join fellow HS Specialists to share solutions and challenges in your efforts to collect and report data via your EHR. You will also get a chance to meet and hear from the HS Product Development Team and learn how they can support your work, including tips and resources in support of workflows, data collection, and reporting. 

HealthySteps Fidelity Q&A and Networking Session

Speaker: Stacey Carpenter, PsyD, IMH-E®, ZERO TO THREE

If you have questions about meeting fidelity metrics for HealthySteps, we have answers! Please join this session for the Q&A, networking, and a discussion about the importance of fidelity and how to best monitor your site’s progress.

1:00 – 2:00 pm | HealthySteps Exclusives | Room 103 ABC

HealthyStep-ing Up: Scaling and Impact in Colorado

Speakers: Melissa Buchholz, PsyD, IMH-E®, IV-C, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Megan Louderman, Psy.D, Pediatrics ABCD and University of Colorado School of Medicine

Learn about statewide efforts to expand HealthySteps across Colorado over the past decade. Discuss strategic strategies used to scale the model, including site cultivation, community and partner engagement, and advocacy. Hear about implementation at specific clinics and systems as an illustration of outcomes of high-quality implementation.
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1:00 – 2:00 pm | HealthySteps Exclusives | Room 206 AB

Addressing Disparities and Collaboration in Early Intervention Referrals: Exploring Innovative Approaches and Lessons Learned

Speakers: Rebecca Sellman, LMSW, Center for Infant Study at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Sarah Rathbun, LMSW, University of Maryland Baltimore, Olawunmi Ibraheem, Center for Infant Study at the University of Maryland

Explore the approach the HealthySteps program at University of Maryland, Baltimore is using to facilitate successful early intervention referrals. Discuss preliminary program data that demonstrate an increase in completed referrals and a decrease in wait time for connection to services.
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2:15 – 3:15 pm | HealthySteps Exclusive | Room 103 ABC

Before Me Up to Age 3-Addressing Maternal Mental Health Concerns in a Novel 2-Generational Approach to Care

Speakers: Jennifer Saba, Ph.D., Bellevue Hospital, Roberta Guimaraes DeOliveira, MD, Ph.D., Rebecca Weis, MD, New York University Bellevue Hospital

Hear about a novel program intended to identify and manage perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in a unique wrap-around program within the OB-GYN and pediatric primary care clinics at a large city hospital. Consider and discuss clinical and systems perspectives with example cases.
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3:30– 4:45 pm | All Are Welcome

Keynote: The Extended Mind: The power of Thinking Outside the Brain with Annie Murphy Paul

In her keynote address, Annie Murphy Paul will explore the research behind an exciting new vision of human ability, exploring the findings of neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, psychologists, and examining the practices of educators, managers, and leaders who are already reaping the benefits of thinking outside the brain.
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