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HealthySteps® enhances pediatric primary care using comprehensive health prevention and promotion strategies.

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 


The National Office recognizes Assuring Better Child Health & Development (ABCD) as the state intermediary 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 young children and families in Colorado.  This multi-generational support is available in over 20 sites across the state.

HealthySteps practices serve as trusted and valuable partners as families foster their children’s healthy development. HealthySteps National Office aims to reach more than 1 million young children and families annually by 2032. ABCD’s goal is to reach 25% of Colorado's children by 2024.

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You can bring the lifelong
benefits of early identification to
all Colorado children. 


Assuring Better Child Health and Development stands by our vision that all Colorado’s children reach their maximum developmental potential. We celebrate and encourage differences in race, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, and perspective. We believe in serving as visible allies who put these values into practice.  Therefore, we are intentionally growing our understanding and tangible support of the historically disenfranchised, underrepresented, and underserved.

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