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Oral Health Assessment 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 Goals To successfully provide health supervision care to infants, children and adolescents, clinics and practices will want to access current information about health supervision content and practice management. Bright Futures and AAP resources can guide health care providers and administrators to tested management techniques.

Bright Futures / AAP Periodicity Schedule.

Image link to a PDF Document 2014 Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule and Summary of Changes (247 KB)

These guidelines represent a consensus by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Bright Futures for pediatric preventive care


Achieving Bright Futures—Implementation of the ACA Pediatric Prevention Services Provision. new

Image link to a PDF Document Introduction (125 KB)

Image link to a PDF Document Coding Documents for all well child visits (12.4 MB)


Performing Preventive Services: A Bright Futures Handbook
This handbook has been designed to accompany the Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Third Edition to provide guidance about the most effective and efficient ways to deliver preventive services. Ideal for pediatric health professionals in practice, and as a teaching tool for medical students, residents, public health workers and all health professionals who provide well child care to infants, children and adolescents and their families. To download this publication, visit the Education page of this site.


Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit
This new tool and resource kit provides materials for health supervision care from infancy through adolescence. It is designed to accompany and support Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Third Edition.
View and access kit contents online.


White House Obesity Initiative  

The AAP is proud to join the White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a new initiative to reduce rates of overweight and obesity in our nation's children. The Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Third Edition are integral to this effort.

Visit the AAP Whitehouse Obesity site to view the video by First Lady Michelle Obama and for resources that you can use to support the White House Obesity initiative and visit the White House site for the Let’s Move campaign at


Healthy Active Living Prescription Pads

These attractive pads are available for free download to promote healthy eating and physical activity with the children in your practice. The pads are designed to be filled out by you along with the active involvement of the child and their parent/guardian.

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Adolescent Health Update, Volume 22, No. 1, November 2009.

Published by the AAP Section on Adolescent Health, this issue, entitled Bright Futures for the Busy Clinical Practice by Paula Duncan, MD, FAAP and Amy E. Pirretti, MS, provides practical strategies for implementing the Bright Futures Guidelines for adolescents. The objectives of this article are to prepare pediatricians to: 1) efficiently integrate Bright Futures principles in the busy patient care setting; 2) prioritize prevention strategies/interventions based upon the individual adolescent’s strengths and needs; 3) use Bright Futures tools to more efficiently meet the preventive health care needs of their adolescent patients; 4) code appropriately to ensure optimal reimbursement for providing adolescent preventive services. The article also includes a Family Resource handout for distribution to parents and adolescents, and Hot Topics in Adolescent Medicine, Counseling Adolescents Concerning Military Service.


Other Relevant AAP Practice Management Resources
Practice Management Online: A Centralized, Online Practice Management Resource for Pediatricians is a resource for pediatricians to support them in running a practice that is fiscally sound, efficient, and provides quality health care to children and families. Housed on the AAP Web site, this resource is a virtual home for pediatricians seeking information on practice management activities. The site is accessible directly at
Building Your Medical Home Toolkit
Brought to you by the AAP/MCHB/National Center for Medical Home Implementation, the Building Your Medical Home Toolkit supports the primary care pediatrician's development and improvement of a pediatric Medical Home. It also prepares a pediatric office to apply for and potentially meet the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Physician Practice Connections Patient Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) Recognition program requirements. The Toolkit can help a practice assess and improve its medical home capacity with resources and downloadable tools organized into six building blocks that provide guidance for implementation.
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