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Implementing Healthy Steps (National Evaluation 1996 Protocol)

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

This report focuses on Healthy Steps as implemented in the 1996 evaluation. HHS has determined that home visiting is not the primary service delivery strategy and the model does not meet current requirements for MIECHV program implementation.

Prerequisites for Implementation

Last Updated

August 2015


Type of Implementing Agency

HS (national evaluation) was implemented by pediatric and family medicine practices, including group practices and clinics within a hospital or health maintenance organization.


Staffing Requirements

Healthy Steps used a team approach to primary health care for young children. The team included (1) the HS specialist, who conducted home visits, staffed the telephone line, attended well-child care appointments, and facilitated parent group meetings; and (2) the pediatric or family medicine clinicians, who served HS families during well-child care appointments.


Staff Education and Experience

HS specialists were professionals with training in early childhood development, nursing, or social work.


Supervision Requirements

HS specialists were supervised by physicians or administrators in the pediatric or family practice where they worked.

No information is available on the recommended or required ratio of supervisors to HS specialists.


Staff Ratio Requirements

HS specialists had a caseload of approximately 100 families.


Data Systems/Technology Requirements

No information is available.



The information contained on this page was last updated in August 2015.