HealthySteps® is a program that is focused on health promotion and prevention early.
Help Parents Foster Their Young Children's Healthy Development
HealthySteps® is an evidence-based program of ZERO TO THREE®, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to ensure all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.
HealthySteps® transforms the promise of pediatric primary care through a unique team-based approach that integrates a HealthySteps® Specialist, a child development expert, into the health care team. All children ages 0-3 and their families receive a tiered model of services, from universal screening to risk-stratified supports, including care coordination and on-site intervention, as needed. HealthySteps® Specialists connect with families and guide them during and between well-child visits.
The entire practice works together to implement the HealthySteps® model, with leadership from a Physician Champion and a HealthySteps® Specialist.
A multi-site randomized controlled trial, as well as other more recent site-level studies of HealthySteps®, have demonstrated positive outcomes for children, their families, and the physicians and practices that serve them. The HealthySteps® National Office at ZERO TO THREE® (National Office) ensures the program model is implemented with fidelity as the national network grows to meet the increased demand in communities. Learn more at healthysteps.org.
The National Office recognizes Assuring Better Child Health & Development (ABCD) as the program lead for HealthySteps® in Colorado. In collaboration with the National Office, ABCD is helping to expand and implement HealthySteps® across the state, to ensure the program is delivered as designed to achieve optimal health and well-being for parents, babies and young children in Colorado.
HealthySteps® practices serve as trusted and valuable partners as families foster their children’s healthy development. Together, the national network of HealthySteps® sites aims to reach more than 1 million young children and families annually by 2032.