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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
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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

clinical guide

Performing Preventive Services: A Bright Futures Handbook new

Performing Preventive Services

Designed to accompany Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition, this manual provides the most effective way to deliver the preventive services recommended by Bright Futures and the AAP. Ideal for pediatric practice professionals, and as a teaching tool for medical students, residents, and all health professionals who provide well child care.

Nationally renowned experts reviewed the scientific medical literature and authored the content of this 200+ page guide which is organized into 5 main sections, each of which is downloadable below in PDF format:*

Forward and Introduction pdf
History, Observation, and Surveillance pdf
Physical Exam pdf
Screening pdf
Anticipatory Guidance pdf

*Note: Please be advised that some files may take longer than others to load due to file size.
An indexed version of this publication will be available in print in fall 2010. To receive an e-mail alerting you to availability of the print publication, please contact us to be placed on the notification listserv.
 Also see the Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit for implementation tools such as Previsit Questionnaires, Visit Documentation Forms, and Parent/Patient Education Handouts, and more.


Bright Futures and Continuing Education

American Academy of Pediatrics, EQIPP Bright Futures Course new 
The goal of the EQIPP Bright Futures course is to help practitioners create a plan for improvement to address gaps you identify in key clinical activities. In this course, you will use baseline practice measurements to identify opportunities to implement Bright Futures priorities through Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycles. By the end of the EQIPP Bright Futures course, you will use the learning EQIPPment provided in this course to:

  • Investigate maternal depression
  • Elicit parental/patient concerns at every visit
  • Identify patient/parental strengths
  • Implement a strength-based approach for health care
  • Perform age appropriate structured developmental/behavioral/social surveillance and screening at every health supervision visit
  • Develop community relationships and resource list
  • Perform an age appropriate oral health risk assessment at every health supervision visit
  • Provide parent/patient with age appropriate anticipatory guidance at every health supervision visit
  • Provide testing for sexually active patients at every health supervision visit
  • Implement a recall/reminder system
  • Provide follow-up care at every visit
American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Child Care America New Update

Healthy Futures: Improving Health Outcomes for Young Children

As part of the Healthy Futures: Improving Health Outcomes for Young Children project, AAP has developed a medication administration curriculum designed for early education and child care professionals. This curriculum is divided into 5 modules and includes PowerPoint presentations, video clips, activities, forms, and pre- and post-tests. The curriculum is estimated to take 4 hours to present, however, it can be adapted to meet time constraints and the learner and instructor needs. Access all materials at

In 1 hour, participants will learn how to create a safe sleep environment to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep related deaths.  With an easy to use format, this course is available 24/7 from your home or office computer.  Child care providers will receive a certificate of completion for 1.0 contact hour.  Health care professionals can also receive credit (see flyer for details).


Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Child Care America is pleased to announce the release of a new online module on Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in Child Care!  Based off of the AAP Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care Speakers Kit, this FREE course is designed to educate everyone who cares for babies, including child care providers, health care professionals, parents, grandparents, and relatives.
For instructions on how to access this FREE course, visit  Feel free to disseminate this flyer to anyone who cares for infants! 

For more information and materials on how to reduce the risk of SIDS, visit

The Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care online module is supported by Grant No. U46MC04436 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Child Care Bureau and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, to the AAP. 

American Medical Association Medical Education 
Visit the AMA's Continuing Education site to find information for residents, medical students, and a variety of specialties.
American Nurses Association
ANA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
American Public Health Association Continuing Education
The mission of APHA Learning and Professional Development Programs Unit is to promote professional development and strengthen public health practice within the core guidelines of the public health essential services.
Bright Futures Center for Pediatric Education
Pedicases is the Bright Futures Center for Pediatric Education in Growth and Development, Behavior, and Adolescent Health. This Web site contains more than 30 self-contained educational modules, covering important topics in child growth, development, behavior, and adolescent health.
Childhood Hearing: A Sound Foundation in the Medical Home
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This online module is now available on  for registration. The module content was developed by nationally and internationally renowned pediatricians and audiologists and is presented in an interactive manner, through engaging vignettes, multimedia, and resources you can personalize and download for your own office.
Education in Quality Improvement for Pediatric Practice (eQIPP)
eQIPP is an AAP Web-based program offering convenient and accessible continuing medical education. It is designed to help professionals use practical tools and carry out effective strategies to improve the care of children who have asthma or ADHD.
Health Professional’s Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management
This series of seven self-contained online modules is designed to help health care professionals manage the oral health of infants and young children and prevent oral diseases. These diseases still afflict many U.S. children, especially children from families with low incomes, children in certain minority groups, and children with special health care needs.
March of Dimes

Nurses can earn continuing education credits from the March of Dimes through print and online modules. The grand rounds program provides continuing education for perinatal health care providers on topics relevant to the March of Dimes mission: prevention of infant mortality, birth defects, and pre term birth.

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Cross Cultural Health Care Case Studies
This interactive self-study program consists of a series of five tutorials in cultural competence aimed at familiarizing health care providers with common issues that arise while working with families from diverse cultures.

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Center
Pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) who have advanced education in pediatric nursing and health care can earn continuing education credits by taking advantage of the opportunities offered through NAPNAP’s Continuing Education Center.
PediaLink CME Finder
This Web site provides comprehensive AAP Continuing Medical Education activity information. You can also download brochures and register online.
Pediatrics in Practice
This program is a faculty development health promotion curriculum based on Bright Futures principles. This Web site is designed to teach child health educators how to effectively convey health promotion content to their learners, using selected core teaching strategies.
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