Healthy Steps is an innovative, team-based approach to primary health care for young children. Pediatric Healthy Steps in Fresno, CA began in October 2003 at Community’s Children Health Center. We are part of a network of Healthy Steps practices across the United States.


Our program provides critical developmental and behavioral education to primary care residents in pediatrics and family practice. At the center of the Healthy Steps approach is the Healthy Steps Specialist, a child development educator who pairs with the resident in their well-child visits. The key to good developmental surveillance is “training your eyes to see” the behavior of the child as it unfolds and taking advantage of “teachable moments” to lead and guide parents as their child grows. Healthy Steps identifies children who need additional help and together with the child’s resident primary care doctor, assures that those needs are met.


Our Services

  • Enhanced well child visits
  • Periodic developmental screening
  • The specialist makes regular one hour visits to the family’s home, allowing caregivers and specialist one-on-one attention to each child and caregiver.
  • A child development and parenting support information line
  • Handouts and materials for parents about specific topics on child development and parenting suggestions.
  • Links to community resources and parenting groups
  • Participation in the national Reach Out and Read Program

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Location & Contact Information:

Healthy Steps Services and Residency Training Location:

Children’s Health Center
4460 E. Huntington Boulevard
Fresno, California 93706
(559) 459-4300


For information about the program, please contact:

Amy Parks, Program Director & Coordinator of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Community Medicine

Pediatrics Healthy Steps
UCSF Fresno
155 North Fresno Street, Suite 219
Fresno, CA 93701
Office: (559) 499-6567
Fax: (559)499-6561


This program is funded by:

This program is possible with the collaboration of: