2024 LEARN Conference Information

2024 LEARN Conference Information
The ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference 2024 is the place to network, learn, and grow! Meet new people and connect with old friends. 

Join us in Long Beach, California you’ll learn from like-minded early childhood professionals, meet an incredible network of partners, and be there when new ideas are born. 

We know that this is an invaluable experience, but we also know that it can be challenging to get approval for the budget and time to attend, so we’ve developed a document with some key talking points and testimonials from your colleagues to help you make the case for your attendance. And please don’t hesitate to reach out with any additional questions.

Stay tuned for information regarding the HealthySteps Symposium, conference tracks and more!

Dates & Location

HealthySteps Symposium – Unpacking Autism: July 30, 2024
LEARN Conference: July 31-August 1, 2024

Long Beach Convention Center, 
300 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802


Early registration for LEARN Conference 2024 is open!
Registration fee for HealthySteps Network: $340 (includes the option of the free, full-day HealthySteps Symposium)

➡️ Visit the LEARN website to register and for details on accomodations and the conference schedule.

Conference Schedule

The full conference schedule is available on the LEARN Conference website. Below you will find information on the HealthySteps exclusive sessions.

 July 30, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Unpacking Autism

The numbers of young patients identified with emerging signs and diagnoses of Autism are increasing, as are the opportunities for HS Specialists to support these vulnerable patients and their families by providing support and guidance to navigate complicated systems, topics, and emotions. This interactive symposium will provide foundational information and skill building to guide that work. 


  • Dr. Larry Yin, M.D., M.S.P.H  
  • Dr. Katharine Zuckerman, M.D, M.P.H., F.A.A.P. 
Visit the Symposium Website for more details.
July 31 • 10:30 – 11:30 AM

LS-A7: Application of the ZERO TO THREE HealthySteps Specialist Competencies within the Tulsa Oklahoma Program

Hear about the Tulsa HealthySteps Program model for promoting and embracing the HealthySteps Specialist Competencies.  Learn how important our Creation of a Competency Self-Reflection tool is to empower staff to consider their work.  Develop ideas to use the competencies in your program as a key takeaway.


July 31 • 1:00 – 2:00 PM 

LS-B7: Training Community Health Workers to be HealthySteps Specialists in a Federally Qualified Health Center

Learn how Community Health Workers (CHW) were trained as HealthySteps Specialists at a federally qualified health center that primarily serves low socioeconomic Chinese immigrant families. This session will share the integration of CHWs into the HealthySteps program model to enable fidelity to the HealthySteps program model. Training materials and specific approaches used to support the core competencies of the HealthySteps Specialist will be reviewed.


July 31 • 1:00 – 2:00 PM

LS-B8: From Zero to Five: Orange County’s Journey Toward Implementing HealthySteps in Five Federally Qualified Health Centers

As maternal and child health disparities increase and culturally responsive whole-child care is lacking, pediatric behavioral integration models are promising solutions using Medicaid funds. Discover the steps taken by First 5 OC to support sustainable HealthySteps implementation. Hear about performance metrics along with lessons learned from the pilot.


July 31 • 2:30 – 3:30 PM

LS-C10: Amplifying Parent Voice: Using the CQI Process to Garner Caregiver Feedback for HealthySteps

Using Continuous Quality Improvement to amplify the voice of parents helps enhance the understanding of impact to improve services. In this session, you will hear about and interact with real-world examples from HealthySteps practices regarding the development of surveys and the components of the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model.


August 1 • 10:30 – 11:30 AM

LS-D6: HealthySteps, Uneven Ground: Addressing Service Disparities in Pediatric Primary Care

This session focuses on evaluating and addressing inequities in delivering HealthySteps in pediatric primary care. We will discuss various quality improvement initiatives to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable space for all infants, children, and families through systematic changes in screening, referral, and service delivery practices.


August 1 • 1:00 – 2:00 PM

LS-E5: (At)tuning in to Screen Time: Empowering Parents, Offering Hope

Although parents often do not mention screens as their initial topic of concern at visits, addressing screen time impact is critical.  Join this session to explore how to balance anticipatory guidance with HealthySteps adapted FAN and reflective/empathic approaches, to promote learning, insight, and planning.


August 1 • 1:00 – 2:00 PM

LS-E6: Integrating Best Practices for Perinatal Depression Screening & Care into Primary Care and Pediatric Clinic Settings

Join a perinatal mental health expert in reviewing the foundational principles of how to screen and assess for perinatal mental health conditions. Through lecture and interactive discussion, this session will review recommended practices for screening including screening intervals and cultural sensitivity for community-based and primary care providers.


August 1 • 2:30 – 3:30 PM

LS-F10: Effectively and Efficiently Linking Families to Early Intervention Services Using the HealthySteps Family Service Coordinators

Learn about our system for connection and collaboration with families, the primary care clinic, and early intervention programs. Discuss follow-up procedures with each of these entities. Discover the innovation, within our HealthySteps programs, of using Family Service Coordinators.


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