Application - Take Your First Step The Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program recognizes hospitals for implementing the Ten Steps, using a modified application form. Hospitals can earn up to five stars, earning one star to every two steps achieved. Hospitals can choose which steps to implement and in which order. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis. Additional instructions for applying can be found here. Applications are reviewed by a team of local content experts. For additional questions, please see the First Steps FAQ. All supporting documentation for applications can be sent to: OhioFirstSteps@odh.ohio.gov For hospitals applying for new steps: Application Link Printable Version For hospitals renewing previously awarded steps: Application Link Printable Version Summary of application modifications effective July 2020.