Page ContentBright Futures is a national health promotion and prevention initiative, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics and supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. The Bright Futures Guidelines provide theory-based and evidence-driven guidance for all preventive care screenings and well-child visits. Bright Futures content can be incorporated into many public health programs such as home visiting, child care, school-based health clinics, and many others. Materials developed especially for families are also available. Features For ProfessionalsBright Futures GuidelinesAt your fingertips, this manual provides the most respected recommendations for the top 10 areas of child development in 1 volume, along with the most up-to-date well-child supervision standards by visit.Learn moreBright Futures Tool and Resource KitThis kit provides an organized compilation of current forms and materials for seamless and effective inclusion of preventive health supervision and health screening for infants, children, and adolescents.Learn morePerforming Preventive ServicesDesigned to accompany Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition, this manual provides effective ways to deliver the preventive services that are suggested in the Guidelines.Learn moreAchieving Bright Futures For clinicians, insurers, regulators, lawmakers and others - learn what Bright Futures recommends and how these services are reported and reimbursed.Learn moreImplementing Bright Futures in Public HealthProfessionals can hear recorded audio stories of Bright Futures implementations and read highlights of how Bright Futures is being used by state agencies as the standard for well-child care and as essential content throughout many public health programs. Learn moreFor FamiliesFamily Pocket Guide—Available in English and SpanishDeveloped for families by families, in partnership with the AAP and other professionals, this convenient, attractive resource is based on the AAP’s Bright Futures: Guidelines for the Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition.Learn moreBright Futures Activity Book—Available in English and SpanishTo 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 for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition.Learn more Highlights and Announcements October 13, 2016The AAP and the CDC are collaborating to present a free 1-hour Webinar entitled “What’s New for the 2016-2017 Flu Season: Recommendations for Children.” Presenters: Henry H. Bernstein, DO, MHCM, FAAP; Lisa Grohskopf, MD, MPHThursday, October 27, 2016 2:00PM ETClick here for more information and to register.October 7, 2016Developmental Surveillance, Screening, and Linkages to Services Webinar Developmental surveillance, screening, and linkages to services are key elements in developmental promotion and early detection of developmental problems and intervention for children at developmental risk. The Home Visiting-Improvement Action Center Team's (HV-ImpACT) October webinar will review developmental surveillance and screening as the evidence-based, expert recommended practice for early detection and how to develop a systems approach for referral and linkages to programs and services. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:00PM CTClick here to register.October 7, 2016Talking Sex with Teens – Community Health Centers ACT for CHANGE: Improving Adolescent Sexual Health in Community Health Centers WebinarFor Community Health Centers (CHCs) the incidence of high-risk sexual behaviors are often even higher – as underserved at-risk youth report having more sexual partners, are more likely to use alcohol or drugs during sexual activity, and are less likely to use a condom. This Webinar will explore the findings from a pilot project delivering sustainable, replicable sexual health behavioral counseling for at-risk adolescents in the community health center setting – with minimal impact to provider workflow. Thursday, October 13, 2016 3:00PM ETClick here to register.October 6, 2016NIHCM Foundation and AMCHP hosted a Webinar exploring strategies to connect women to dental coverage and care during pregnancy, highlighting examples of how states and health plans are integrating screenings and referrals into prenatal care and producing educational campaigns on the importance of dental care during pregnancy. Click here for a recording of the Webinar.October 3, 2016AAP Practice Transformation is your one-stop resource for transforming your practice and career to meet the challenges of the new healthcare environment. Access the latest strategies, resources, and tools to make your practice thrive in the rapidly changing healthcare delivery and payment systems. Find practical guidance for all stages of your career. Be ready to face the future of pediatric practice. You will find the Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule in the Managing Patients section.September 29, 2016Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Awareness Month FASD Awareness Day was on September 9. This awareness day/month were chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year, the world will remember that there is no known safe amount, no safe kind, and no safe time to consume alcohol during the nine months of pregnancy. These new resources are available as health care professionals work with children who exhibit the range of physical, mental, behavioral and/or learning problems associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. Pedialink Course: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - Identification and ManagementPediatrics Article: Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated With Prenatal Alcohol ExposureCDC Key Findings: Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol ExposureFASD ToolkitSeptember 26, 2016The Act Early Forum is hosting a free Webinar, "Cultural Competency in Developmental Monitoring." The Minnesota Act Early Team and MN Department of Health will present on their "Minnesota Act Early Delegate Project". The MN Act Early Delegate Project developed a network of parent community leaders in diverse communities to engage families around the importance of regular parent developmental monitoring, early developmental screening, and early identification of developmental delays and disabilities using "Learn the Signs. Act Early." materials. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:00 PM ETClick here to register.September 26, 2016AAP's Blueprint for Children: How the Next President Can Build a Foundation for a Healthy FutureFrom poverty to education, the AAP has created a roadmap designed to guide the next U.S. president on issues that will impact children’s health and well-being. The AAP blueprint, endorsed by 10 additional health and medical organizations, lays out policy recommendations with four themes — promoting healthy children, supporting secure families, building strong communities and ensuring the U.S. is a leading nation for children.Click here to watch a short video and learn more.September 26, 2016National Injury Prevention Month - Week 4The final week of this health observance focuses on safety for active kids to promote safety in sports. Read this AAP News Parent Plus article on overuse injuries and visit healthychildren.org to learn about other sports-related injuries/tips.September 26, 2016Pregnancy & Oral Health in the ACA Era: How Are Expectant Moms Faring? WebinarCo-hosted by NIHCM and AMCHP, this Webinar will explore ways to connect women to dental coverage and care during pregnancy, including the following:- The impact of the ACA on dental insurance options during pregnancy, such as coverage through Medicaid and the ACA’s marketplaces- Strategies to integrate dental screenings and referrals into prenatal care- Efforts to educate pregnant women about the importance of dental care and connect them to servicesTuesday, September 27, 2016 1:30 PM ETClick here to learn more.September 25, 2016Congressional Briefing on ResilienceOn September 21st, the AAP Immediate Past President Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP, spoke at a congressional briefing on the child health impact of toxic stress. Hosted by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the briefing examined the science of toxic stress and the importance of policies to promote family resilience.Click here to learn more.September 25, 201617th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult‐based CareThe Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference on Transition focuses on the latest information and strategies to improve health care transition. Consider making your plans to attend the conference on October 27-28th at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. View the full conference brochure for the complete agenda, faculty, credit designation information, and registration information.September 23, 2016NIHCM Webinar - Pregnancy & Oral Health in the ACA Era: How Are Expectant Moms Faring?This Webinar will explore ways to connect women to dental coverage and care during pregnancy, including the following:- The impact of the ACA on dental insurance options during pregnancy, such as coverage through Medicaid and the ACA’s marketplaces- Strategies to integrate dental screenings and referrals into prenatal care- Efforts to educate pregnant women about the importance of dental care and connect them to servicesTuesday, September 27, 2016 1:30 - 3:00 ETClick here to registerSeptember 16, 2016Tobacco Cessation Clinical Practice Training The AAP Richmond Center is seeking applications for a clinical training course held on November 11 & 12 that will teach clinicians to screen and counsel families about tobacco cessation and secondhand smoke exposure. Clinicians will be taught how to effectively integrate these strategies into practice.For more information and to complete the application, visit the AAP Richmond Center.September 16, 2016Updated AAP Family Readiness KitSeptember is National Preparedness Month, an annual campaign to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies and disasters. The AAP recently developed and released an updated AAP Family Readiness Kit. The purpose is to assist families to get disaster-ready. Consider sharing this kit during routine office visits as a way to encourage families in planning for emergencies. The AAP Family Readiness Kit can be found here.