New Jersey’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.
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New Jersey’s FY24 Budget Invests in Children and Families, Including Funding for Evidence-Based HealthySteps Program
New Jersey’s recently approved FY 2024 budget includes $500,000 in state dollars eligible for federal match—a $1 million investment—in the evidence-based HealthySteps program.
NJ Assembly committee hears from parents and advocates on the importance of infant mental health, highlighting HealthySteps and one caregiver's story.
New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Secures $4 Million HRSA Cooperative Agreement to Launch New Jersey SEEDlings: Supporting Equity in Early Development
NJAAP announces Cooperative Agreement with HRSA to Transform Pediatrics in Early Childhood (TPEC). This initiative will bring together a diverse group of medical experts in pediatrics and obstetrics, parent advocates, and HealthySteps practice leaders to improve early developmental and social-emotional health, school readiness, family well-being, and health equity outcomes.
A troubling silence: ‘COVID babies’ aren’t talking as much as they should. How much is the pandemic to blame?
Ediza Lahoz Valentino, a HealthySteps Specialist at the Jane H. Booker Family Health Center in Neptune shares her perspective on the issue.
New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy sits down with two caregivers, a HealthySteps Physician Champion, and a HealthySteps Specialist, to learn about how the program is benefiting New Jersey families.
Steve Adubato sits down with Rahil D. Briggs, Psy.D., National Director, HealthySteps at ZERO TO THREE, and Judy Aschner, M.D., Physician-in-Chief, Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health, and Professor of Pediatrics, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. They discuss the importance of the HealthySteps program to help promote positive parenting and healthy development for babies and toddlers age 0-3 and the impact of social determinants of health in health care.