Colorado Sustainability Resources

Colorado Sustainability Resources
Colorado’s infants, toddlers, and families deserve equitable opportunities for a strong, healthy start in life. 
The good news? The state continues to implement strong policies and investments to promote good health, creating opportunities to fund evidence-based programs like HealthySteps.


babies and toddlers in Colorado


live in households with incomes less than twice the federal poverty line


receive developmental screening
Source: ZERO TO THREE, State of Babies Yearbook, 2023.


Billing, Coding, and Payment Resources​

Billing & Coding Webinar

Presentation from a 2022 webinar that provides real-life billing examples highlighting possible billing and coding approaches to HealthySteps and HealthySteps-aligned services in Colorado.

Optimal Billing Tool

Allows sites to identify approaches to achieve optimal billing for HealthySteps and HealthySteps-aligned services.

Revenue Projection Tool

Helps sites project revenue when billing for HealthySteps and HealthySteps-aligned services with allowable, billable providers within Colorado.

"HealthyStep-ing Up: Scaling and Impact in Colorado"

Presentation from the ZERO TO THREE's 2023 LEARN Conference that describes the history and future of HealthySteps sustainability in Colorado led by ABCD and Melissa Buccholz.

Enhanced Rate Program Overview

2022 update from Colorado Access on their innovative enhanced rate program that includes HealthySteps.

General Resources

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Questions about funding for HealthySteps sites in Colorado? Contact us.

Baby Carlie Avoids the Hospital

Sarah provides child care at her home in Fort Morgan, Colorado. When her daughter, Carlie, was born, Sarah struggled to get her to eat enough to maintain a healthy weight. That’s when her HealthySteps Specialist stepped in and helped change the trajectory of Carlie—and Sarah’s—life.

ABCD is the program lead for HealthySteps in Colorado, working to expand and implement the program across the state to ensure it’s delivered as designed to achieve optimal health outcomes for babies and young children. ABCD partners with the HealthySteps National Office at ZERO TO THREE and Children’s Hospital Colorado to pilot and support the implementation of new processes and practices to improve quality.

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