We selected five priority outcome areas important to healthy child development and family well-being. These priority outcomes are based on findings from previous evaluations of HealthySteps, including the original HealthySteps National Evaluation, affiliate evaluations, and subsequent studies carried out by HealthySteps sites.
PRIORITY OUTCOME AREAS
- Child social-emotional development: Number/percentage of children connected to services who show improvements in areas of concern over time based on screening data.
- Breastfeeding: Number/percentage of mothers who continued breastfeeding ( exclusive or non-exclusive) until their child was at least 6 months old.
- Early childhood obesity: Number/percentage of children exhibiting age-appropriate Body Mass Index or skin-fold measurements at 2 and 3 years of age.
- Maternal depression: Number/percentage of mothers connected to services who show improvement in depression symptoms over time based on screening data.
- Well-child visits: Number/percentage of children who had six or more WCVs by 15 months of age.
Sites also report data on outputs (e.g., number of screenings completed, number of referrals) and proximal outcomes (e.g., number of families connected to needed services) for applicable priority outcome areas. Learn more about the HealthySteps evidence base and our Outcome Pilots Study