Montefiore Medical Center

Program support

The grant supports the expansion of the Healthy Steps Program throughout Montefiore’s network of community-based pediatric clinics in the Bronx. The Healthy Steps program seamlessly embeds mental health services in the primary care setting, emphasizing a close relationship between healthcare professionals and parents, to address young children’s behavior and development. The program also stresses the importance of good mental health of parents and caregivers, in the effort to ultimately break the intergenerational cycles of trauma.

Montefiore Medical Center is a premier academic medical center, serving more than 2,000,000 patients annually through six full-service hospitals, the largest school-based health program in the country, an extensive home healthcare agency, and multiple community-based sites located throughout the Bronx and Westchester County. Since its founding in 1884, it has worked to improve access to care, and to reduce health disparities for patients, going beyond traditional medical models to address the social, economic, and environmental conditions that undermine health.