HealthySteps provides early childhood support by integrating a HealthySteps Specialist, a child development expert, into pediatric health care teams.

New Jersey FY24 Budget Includes Funding For HealthySteps Program

New Jersey’s recently approved FY 2024 budget, which includes $500,000 in state dollars eligible for federal match—a $1 million investment—in ZERO TO THREE’s evidence-based HealthySteps program.

By increasing funding for providers, this enhanced payment will allow practices to provide early childhood development support to families where they are most likely to access it—the pediatric primary care office.

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.

New Jersey is currently home to four active HealthySteps sites, reaching approximately 2,000 children annually.

As a result of recent federal investment from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an additional eight sites are on their way, increasing the reach of HealthySteps in the state to over 15,000 children annually.

Turrell Fund, along with the Burke Foundation, remain committed to supporting HealthySteps so that more families with young children in New Jersey can experience transformative pediatric care.

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