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oral health tool

Implement the Bright Futures oral health recommendations with this pilot-tested, easy-to-use Oral Health Assessment Tool. View tutorial and download the free tool now.

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Bright Futures Activity Book
in English and Spanish


Bright Futures Tool
and Resource Kit

CD-ROM with current forms and handouts that make using the Bright Futures Guidelines easier in practice. View and download materials
Bright Futures Family Resources
Bright Futures is not just for health professionals – it is also useful for families and all who are concerned with promoting and protecting children's health. Partnership is a core concept of Bright Futures, a partnership that includes families, communities, health care providers, and public health officials from the federal government to the community level.

Bright Futures materials for families are available on a wide range of mental, physical, and emotional health issues for children from the prenatal months through age 21. And health professionals have found that providing Bright Futures materials promotes positive interaction with the families whose children are in their care.

Image link to a PDF Document Download the Health Promotion Handout on Partnership with Families Handout (244 KB)

HRSA’s Poison Help Resources to Share with Families

  • Making Connections – English Version

  • Making Connections – Spanish Version

  • Facebook posts/tweets: Attached, please see example Facebook posts and tweets related to NPPW. You will notice the messages are separated by target audience. HRSA has taken the liberty of developing the messages, but feel free to adjust them to better suit your needs.

  • Poison Peril Infographic: available at
    (Please note the infographic is also available in Spanish. You can access the Spanish version by clicking on the word "Español" at the top center of the webpage.)

  • Poison Help “Program It In” Graphic for you to share: English and Spanish JPG versions attached.

  • Healthy Futures Virginia

    AAP’s Bright Futures Education Center partnered with the Virginia Department of Health to develop a series of 1 to 2 minute videos covering a wide range of topics for parents from the newborn visit up to the 4-year visit. Visit for videos on:

    • Child development
    • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    • Healthy nutrition
    • Domains of development
    • Physical activity
    • Communication and language skills
    • Oral health
    • Gross and fine motor skills
    • Healthy weight
    • Social and emotional skills
    • Family and culture
    • Reading and literacy
    • Infant temperament
    • Discipline and behavior
    • Separation anxiety
    • Childcare
    • Sleep patterns
    • Children with special health care needs and much more

    Bright Futures Activity Book Wins National Health Information Award

    Bright Futures Activity Book

    Download FREE copy

    2009 Award Certificate

    The National Health Information Awards program, the most comprehensive of its kind, recognizes the best consumer health information materials and programs from organizations throughout the nation.

    Bright Futures Activity Book
    To encourage parent-child interaction, the Bright Futures activity book provides a fun, informative, and interactive overview of the 10 themes from the Bright Futures Guidelines. Activity books can be purchased in sets of 10 for $15 through the AAP online bookstore.

    Bright Futures Parent/Patient handouts
    See the Bright Futures Visit Forms section of the Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit to download single copies of parent and patient handouts by visit for your review and reference. To obtain multiple copies of parent/patient handouts, please purchase a complete Tool and Resource Kit online.

    Bright Futures Family Materials Developed by Family Voices
    Family Voices is a national grassroots network of families and friends speaking on behalf of children with special health needs. Family Voices works to encourage partnerships between families and professionals for children’s good health. With funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Family Voices produces and distributes a wide range of materials for families including the Bright Futures Pocket Guides in English and Spanish, newsletters, fact sheets, and other materials. These materials and others can be found at

    New–Bright Futures Guía para las Familias – Criando bebés, niños y adolescentes saludables, 2a edicion Now Available!

    This new resource is a companion to the popular English version of the Bright Futures Family Pocket Guide, released in 2012. This small, fun, easy-to-use book is designed to help families support health and wellness for their children at every age. Translated into “universal” Spanish, the guide has the same variety of family resources found in the English version, with Spanish equivalents whenever possible. Based on the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures: Guidelines for the Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (3rd ed.).

    Obtain your copies here:

    Bright Futures for Families Pocket Guide Raising Healthy Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 2nd Edition Available!

    Family Friendly tips, strategies, and resources for each stage of children’s development from prenatal to adolescence. Based on the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures: Guidelines for the Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (3rd ed.).

    Obtain your copies here:

    Bright Futures Family Materials Developed by Georgetown University
    With funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Georgetown University produces a variety of Bright Futures resources and materials for families in English and in Spanish, which can be found at:

    Note: Materials developed by organizations other than AAP may not be consistent with or may not have been updated to coincide with the Bright Futures Guidelines, 3rd Edition. AAP is not responsible for the content of Bright Futures materials developed by other organizations.

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