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Healthy Steps National Evaluation Funding and Support

Healthy Steps has been supported and funded by The Commonwealth Fund, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and scores of other local funders and health care providers across the nation. The Boston University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics developed the Health Steps curriculum and training materials. Healthy Steps is co-sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

For the first three years, the Healthy Steps National Evaluation was carried out with grants from over 60 national and local funders led by The Commonwealth Fund. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as well as The Commonwealth Fund continue to support the national evaluation as children reach 5 1/2 years of age. The diversity of program and evaluation sponsors reflects their recognition of the program’s potential to change pediatric practice and improve children’s lives and their commitment to a rigorous evaluation of the program’s effectiveness in this regard. A significant number of additional funders are supporting new Healthy Steps sites and continuation of the program at existing sites. We thank:

  • Aetna Health Plans
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Amarillo Area Foundation
  • Amarillo Area Health Care Specialists
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies
  • The Baxter Allegiance Foundation
  • Best Health Care of Western Pennsylvania
  • BlueCross/BlueShield of Kansas City
  • Boeing Corporation
  • The Boston Foundation
  • The Brown Foundation
  • Capital Cities/ABC, Inc.
  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • Children's Trust Fund of Texas
  • The Colorado Trust
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • Community Memorial Foundation
  • The Denver Foundation
  • The Dorothy Rider Poole Health Care Trust
  • The Duke Endowment
  • The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • The George Foundation
  • The Gerber Foundation
  • The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Affiliated Trusts
  • Group Health/Kaiser Permanente Community Foundation
  • Gulf Coast Memorial Foundation
  • Harris Foundation
  • Healthcare Professional Associates
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
  • The Houston Endowment
  • Howard Heinz Endowment
  • Humana Health Care Plans
  • James E. and Diane W. Burke Foundation Inc.
  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation
  • The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado
  • Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
  • Kansas Health Foundation
  • Lori and Peter Gevalt
  • Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • The McLeod Foundation
  • Memorial Hospital System
  • Michael Reese Health Trust
  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • The Nesholm Foundation
  • Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
  • Piton Foundation
  • Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital
  • Prime Health Foundation
  • Prince Charitable Trusts
  • Robert McCormick Tribune Fund
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Robeson County Smart Start Board
  • Rockwell Fund, Inc.
  • Rose Community Foundation
  • Ryan Memorial Foundation
  • San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department
  • Self Family Foundation
  • The Skillman Foundation
  • Swalm Foundation
  • Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • Thomas C. Barry
  • United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Department of Pediatrics
  • W.P. and H.B. White Foundation
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Washington Square Health Foundation
  • William T. Grant Foundation, and
  • William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

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