Community Programs & Resources : Healthy Steps

Healthy Steps

Focusing on children from birth to age 3, Healthy Steps expands your pediatricians services by demonstrating a new, comprehensive approach to health care that helps support mothers and fathers in their new parenting role. The pediatric health care team includes a professional staff member, called a Healthy Steps Specialist, who serves as the effective link between the family, the pediatrician and the practice. The specialist represents an informed and caring professional who can additionally address concerns from families and help parents feel confident about their parenting skills by providing information to ensure the proper emotional, behavioral, intellectual, and physical growth of their child.


  • Well-child visits with a pediatrician and Healthy Steps specialist
  • Home visits offered at birth and key developmental stage
  • parent telephone information line
  • Child development and family health check ups
  • Written materials on important topics such as toilet training, discipline and nutrition
  • Age appropriate books for parents to read to their children
  • Parent information groups on topics such as: feeding/nutrition, sleep, behavior, development, toilet training, etc
  • Referrals for children (i.e.: speech or hearing specialists) and parents (i.e.:maternal depression)

For additional information at your child’s pediatrician’s office, please contact:

Jackson Memorial Hospital Ambulatory Care Center
1611 NW 12th Avenue ACC West (5C)
Miami, FL 33136
Healthy Steps Specialist: Nancy Becerra
(305) 905-4093

UHealth Pediatrics- Kendall
8932 SW 97th Avenue, Suite D
Miami, FL 33176
Healthy Steps Specialists: Aja Levine, Yadira Diaz
(305) 270-3495

UHealth Pediatrics- Medical Campus
1150 NW 14th Street, Suite 410
Miami, FL 33136
Healthy Steps Specialists: Patricia Gisbert, Lynn Mitchell
(305) 905-3915

Roads Pediatrics
2525 SW 3rd Avenue, CU-1
Miami, Fl 33129
Healthy Steps Specialist: Georgina Barahona
(305) 877-9142