HealthySteps, a program of ZERO TO THREE, is an evidence-based, interdisciplinary pediatric primary care program that promotes the health, well-being and school readiness of babies and toddlers, with an emphasis on families living in low-income communities. Visit healthysteps.org or contact ZERO TO THREE to learn more.
HealthySteps is a population health model that includes eight core components organized into three tiers of service that are responsive to each family’s needs:
1. Universal services (Tier 1) for all children and families in the practice include: child developmental and social-emotional/behavioral screening; family needs screening; and access to a child development support line. Based on these universal screenings as well as clinical judgment and/or identified parent concerns, the practice identifies children and families in need of additional services.
*No community referrals
2. As needed, families receive short-term support services (Tier 2),
including development and behavior consults with the HealthySteps Specialist; care coordination and
systems navigation services; positive parenting guidance; and early learning resources.
3. Children and families with the greatest needs also receive comprehensive services (Tier 3) in the form of ongoing, preventive, team-based well-child visits, during which both the HealthySteps Specialist and primary care provider meet with families.