Parents who participate in HealthySteps are more likely to use positive parenting strategies and engage in early literacy-enhancing practices with their children.

The Evidence

HealthySteps has demonstrated positive outcomes for children, their families, and the physicians and practices that serve them.

Children who participate in HealthySteps are more likely to attend well-child visits on time and to receive timely vaccines and screenings. Parent participants are more likely to: receive information on community resources and services; provide infants with age-appropriate nutrition; adhere to child safety guidelines; use positive parenting strategies; and engage in early literacy-enhancing practices with their children. HealthySteps parents also report higher levels of satisfaction with their pediatric care than non-participating parents. In addition, HealthySteps has enhanced the experiences of providers, with physicians reporting that the model fosters a team-based approach to care and enhances their ability to meet the needs of children and families.

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