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 This publication answers these key questions for each well-child visit: What does Bright Futures recommend and how are these services reported and paid for?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 July 2, 2015The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides a number of options to meet Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements, as defined by the American Board of Pediatrics. The AAP provides various activities approved for MOC Part 2 and Part 4 credits, and can help AAP groups develop MOC activities through the AAP MOC Portfolio Program. For more information about AAP activities to support members’ MOC needs, visit the AAP MOC Web page.June 30, 2015Free Webinar: Navigating the Affordable Care Act—Help for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs Experts will discuss ACA provisions: 1) Medicaid "wrap-around" coverage; 2) Concurrent care for children with life-limiting diagnoses; 3) Habilitative benefits; 4) Section 2703 Health Homes. Click here to register. July 20, 2015 1 PM ETJune 17, 2015Raising awareness about the impact of child traumatic stress and what parents and caregivers can do to help children recover and thrive is the focus of a new public education campaign launched yesterday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. Click here to learn more about the Helping Kids Recover and Thrive campaign.June 16, 2015The American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting the first of a 6-part series aimed at preventing, identifying, and treating opioid dependence. In order to appropriately manage pain in children and adolescence, general pediatricians must first understand the neurobiology of pain and pain pathways.Title: Unraveling the Mystery of Acute and Chronic Pain in the Child & Adolescent. A follow-up discussion will be held on July 8th at 11 AM CT via teleconference. All Webinar participants are welcome to join this follow-up call and are encouraged to ask the experts questions. Call-in information will be provided at the end of the Webinar.Click here to register.July 2, 2015 11 AM CTJune 15, 2015The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) hosted a three-part series focusing on implementation and evaluation of pediatric care coordination. These webinars showcased innovative models of cross-system care coordination through family engagement and partnership across clinical, public health, social service, and policy organizations. Faculty provided real life examples of how successful cross-system care coordination positively influences outcomes patients and families.Access the three archived recordings and slide sets here.June 15, 2015Putting Bright Futures to Work: Implementing Preventive Care Guidelines in Adolescence and Young Adulthood. This presentation was recorded and can be found in the archived section of the School-Based Health Alliance Web site at sbh4all.org/events/putting-the-bright-futures-preventative-care-recommendations-to-work/. Along with the presentation recording, you can download the PDF file of the entire slide deck. If you have any additional questions, please contact email@example.com.June 11, 2015Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Indian Health Special Interest Group. This FREE 60 minute Webinar entitled, Lung Infections in Indigenous American Children: A Hidden Disparity will be presented by Rosalyn Singleton MD, MPH, FAAP.Click here to register. August 25, 2015, 1 PM CT May 26, 2015The AAP provides coding Webinars, newsletters and fact sheets that outline the various codes for patient visits. View the Bright Futures and Preventive Medicine Coding Fact Sheet.May 19, 2015Six new Bright Futures Young Investigator Awards were funded in February 2015 during the most recent funding cycle. These projects aim at enhancing the effectiveness and evidence base for health supervision in primary care, consistent with Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition. The Academic Pediatric Association, in partnership with the AAP, has funded many small awards since 2009 through the Bright Futures Young Investigator Award (YIA) Program, with support from HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Look for more details in the May eNews feature.May 18, 2015A heartfelt thank you to the Bright Futures Steering Committee, the Project Implementation Advisory Committee (PIAC) and countless others for their thoughtful feedback and review of the plethora of content on this new Web site. April 3, 2015"Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation" is a documentary series that explores how a strong start for our children can lead to a healthier, stronger, and more equitable America. It is being screened around the country now and will be aired on PBS later this year.April 3, 2015Bright Futures Quarterly eNews available online. Subscribe to receive updates and announcements.April 3, 2015Read a new Lucile Packard Foundation blog post regarding care coordination entitled, Personal Advocacy: Why Families Always Will Be Their Child's Care Coordinator (Author: Dr. Edward Schor). April 3, 2015In March, eight new Healthy Tomorrows grants were awarded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. This year's funding will support grants addressing mental health, literacy, health care transition, care coordination, and CSHCN. April 3, 2015In this inspiring 90-minute documentary, filmmaker David Grubin - the son of a general practitioner - takes his camera across America to focus on the challenges and triumphs in our country's health care delivery system. The four segments that comprise Rx: The Quiet Revolution introduce us to a diverse group of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who are transforming the way we receive our medical care: lowering costs by placing the patient at the center of their practice.