Healthy Steps Program
Ever wish that babies came with instructions? Montefiore Medical Group Comprehensive Family Care Center (CFCC), Family Care Center (FCC) and Comprehensive Health Care Center (CHCC) offer a program for parents of infants and toddlers called Healthy Steps. This program helps to ensure that parents and their babies get started on the right track.
During pediatric appointments from birth through 5 years, babies are seen by a Healthy Steps specialist in addition to their pediatrician. Healthy Steps specialists are specially trained experts in child development and behavior, and have experience working with infants, toddlers, parents and healthcare professionals.
Healthy Steps monitors development and behavioral needs with:
A Healthy Steps specialist at many well-baby checkups
A dedicated parent hotline to answer questions regarding care of infants and toddlers
Educational materials on a variety of parenting topics, including toilet training, discipline, crying and sleeping patterns
Optional home visits
Parent discussion groups and referrals
Referrals to children's specialists, including hearing and speech pathologists
On-site treatment for parents regarding depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns
At Healthy Steps, parents of infants and toddlers are not alone. We take extra care to ensure that all of baby's first steps are healthy ones.
To learn more, visit the National Healthy Steps site at www.healthysteps.org.
Contact information - Healthy Steps Program
Rahil Briggs, PsyD
Director, Pediatric Behavioral Health Services
Montefiore Medical Group
One Fordham Plaza, Suite 1100
Bronx, NY 10458