Congratulations to the selected NYS FQHCs on your HRSA Early Childhood Development Award! Aligned with the priorities of the HRSA Early Childhood Development Award, HealthySteps is a population-based, risk-stratified model that helps to operationalize and enhance the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures recommendations. The HealthySteps Specialist, a child development expert, joins the pediatric primary care team to ensure universal screening, provide successful interventions, referrals, and follow-up to the whole family with explicit focus on children ages 0-5. If you are interested, HealthySteps might be a good fit for implementing your new award. Here is a link to the HealthySteps website if you would like to learn more.
If interested, fill out this form and/or contact Elizabeth Frenette, Senior Policy Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org to have some initial exploratory conversations about what this could look like at your health system.
Additionally, we wanted to make you aware of a complementary open procurement opportunity in the state through the Office of Mental Health. It is a 5-year grant to implement HealthySteps within your health system. The application submission deadline is 10/3/23.