South Carolina Sustainability Resources

South Carolina Sustainability Resources
South Carolina’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.
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Babies & Toddlers in South Carolina


babies and toddlers


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​

SC Billing & Coding Crosswalk

Highlights commonly billable HealthySteps and HealthySteps-aligned services with corresponding allowable, billable providers within South Carolina.

SC Billing & Coding Helpful Sources

Shares important resources for key billing and coding information within South Carolina’s Medicaid program, Healthy Connections.

SC Return on Investment

The Return on Investment Calculator shows annual savings the Carolina Health Centers HealthySteps program accrues to Healthy Connections.

SC Billing & Coding Guide

Comprehensive guide highlighting commonly billable HealthySteps and HealthySteps-aligned services with corresponding allowable, billable providers within South Carolina.

Non-Medicaid State Funding Examples

SC has supported HealthySteps by leveraging innovating funding streams, including Maternal and Child Health funding and Education funding. These can serve as an example of sustainable non-Medicaid state funding to support HealthySteps.

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General resources

Full library of resources to support HealthySteps sustainability

Questions? Contact us.

HealthySteps is one of the programs we offer and in fact, one that our pediatric providers find to have immeasurable value in driving the effective use of health care services and impacting social determinants of health… This integrated model is in fact the reason I chose to ground my career at Carolina Health Centers…

Related Information

South Carolina is a leader in the development of policies that positively impact young children and families and often sets a standard for other states and the nation to follow.

First Steps

South Carolina First Steps is the state’s only dedicated, comprehensive early childhood initiative focused on getting children ready for school and life success. First Steps partners with families, early educators, and communities statewide to support the success of children from birth through age five.

In July 2021, the S.C. Department of Education invested $14.7 million in First Steps over three years for several early childhood initiatives including HealthySteps. And in August 2023, Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill permanently authorizing First Steps.

Learn more about the impact of First Steps’ partnership with HealthySteps.

Family Solutions

Family Solutions, a program of the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for parents and children in rural communities. Family Solutions administers the HealthySteps program within a practice locally and facilitates reflective supervision with a group of specialists throughout the state.

Recent News

FHC partners with SC First Steps, HealthySteps

The Family Health Centers, Inc. recently was awarded $214,024 in grant funds from SC First Steps, Orangeburg County First Steps to meet the changing needs of young children and families in South Carolina.

SC ETV Features Game-Changing HealthySteps Program

In April, South Carolina Educational Television (SC ETV) highlighted HealthySteps, an innovative national program growing throughout the state that provides early childhood development support to families in the pediatric primary care office.

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