Page ContentBright Futures is a national health promotion and prevention initiative, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics and supported, in part, by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). 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 Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition NEW!Completely updated Toolkit corresponding with the Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition, with key documents that work as an integrated system to assist a health care professional carry out an efficient Bright Futures health supervision visit.Learn moreBright Futures GuidelinesAt your fingertips, this manual provides the most respected recommendations for the top 12 areas of child development in 1 volume, along with the most up-to-date well-child supervision standards by visit. PDF versions are now available for reference.Learn moreMedical Screening Reference TablesThe tables provide an easy-to-use reference table for each Bright Futures well-child visit. Each table compiles the relevant history, risk assessment questions, and action to take if the risk assessment shows a positive result.Learn moreBright Futures WebinarsMake sure to sign up for the latest Bright Futures webinars beginning in April 2017. Learn about the revised and updated Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition from the editors themselves. Learn moreBright Futures EQIPP CoursesThese courses are designed to help physicians interpret the Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents into everyday practice, with practical suggestions for implementation.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 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 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 January 14, 2019Funding OpportunityDon't forget that funding is available for the CATCH 2019-cycle 2 grant cycle for pediatricians and/or pediatric residents who plan to build broad-based community partnerships to address unmet child health needs. Download and review the Planning/Implementation Call for Proposals or the Resident Call for Proposal before applying. January 14: Last day to request assistance with proposal development from either your Chapter CATCH Facilitator or District Resident Liaison.January 31, 3pm CST: Deadline to submit online application.January 14, 2019**NEW** Pediatric Disaster Preparedness and Response Topical Collection 2019 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Disaster Preparedness and Response Topical Collection is an update of select material in the 2005 Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Resource manual. The Topical Collection aims to inform and guide pediatricians as well as planners, responders, care providers, and volunteers to be better prepared to deal with children affected by disasters. This revision is more succinct to improve and increase accessibility, and the material provides links to where the interested reader can find more information. Included in Topical Collection Part One are the following chapters:How Children are DifferentDisaster Planning for PediatriciansPreparedness Planning in Specific Practice SettingsMental Health IssuesEmerging Infectious DiseasesPediatric Preparedness ExercisesAdditional chapters will be added to the Topical Collection, including Biological Terrorism, Chemical Events, Blast Events, Pediatric Decontamination, and Nuclear and Radiological Events. If you have any questions regarding the Topical Collection, please email DisasterReady@aap.org. January 13, 2019Take some time to talk about adolescent health!The AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence is collaborating with the University of Minnesota, Columbia University, and University of Illinois at Chicago and seeking primary care pediatricians & nurse practitioners to participate in a 90-minute virtual focus group that focuses on one-on-one time between clinicians and their adolescent patients, and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents. They want to hear about your knowledge and perceptions of these health services, as well as your experiences delivering them in practice. Information gained will be used in the development of health communication materials for primary care providers, adolescents and parents.Date: Wednesday, January 30th from 6-7:30p CST. Spots are limited!Participants will receive a $50 gift card as a thank you for their time.To learn more or to reserve your spot, please contact Kristen Kaseeska at 630-626-6269 or email@example.com.January 2, 2019Upcoming Webinar: Navigating NAS: How Does Policy Affect the Care of Infants with NAS?Within the setting of the national opioid epidemic, the increased incidence of NAS is bringing policy makers and pediatricians together to implement best policy and practice for our patients. The main goal of this webinar is to present a “Policy Roundtable” of health care and public health policy experts to provide insight into the foundation of maternal and newborn opioid policy. Additionally, they will highlight the most current federal advocacy and legislation impacting our NAS families.January 8, 2019 2 PM CTClick here to registerJanuary 2, 2019PCO Webinar—Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) Rachel Zuckerbrot, MD, FAAP and Nerissa Bauer, MD, MPH, FAAP will review the recently published Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): Part I. Practice Preparation, Identification, Assessment, and Initial Management and Part II. Treatment and Ongoing Management.By following along with the treatment algorithm, the webinar will highlight how to manage depressed adolescents in the primary care office. Using examples from the newly revised GLAD-PC toolkit, the speakers will demonstrate practical tools and tips to improve recognition, assessment, treatment, referral, and follow-upJanuary 10, 2019 10 AM ESTCost: FreeTo view the webinar, click here or use the following url: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1222565&tp_key=5a5c73610aJanuary 1, 2019External Grant Opportunity2019 Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary CareFunding Source: Health Resources and Services Administration Award: Approximately $4 million will be awarded to fund up to 10 grants. Focus Area: This program will fund innovative training programs that integrate behavioral health care into primary care, particularly in rural and underserved settings with a special emphasis on the treatment of opioid use disorder. Deadline: January 28December 17, 2018EQIPP: Substance Use – Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment This online course helps guide pediatricians and appropriate staff in the implementation of substance use prevention, detection, assessment, and intervention practices to improve the overall health and safety of adolescents, ages 11 through 21 years. This course endorses substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). Pediatric offices will learn how to create plans for improvement to address gaps identified in key clinical activities related to SBIRT. Participants will collect baseline and follow-up data while working to improve care and processes through Plan, Do, Study, and Act (PDSA) cycles. Registration required. Cost: Free for AAP membersDecember 17, 2018Updated Maternal Depression Policy StatementMaternal depression can affect a baby’s health before and after birth, and it is one of the most common – and costly – obstetric complications in the United States when left undiagnosed and untreated, according to a report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In its updated policy statement, “Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal Depression Into Pediatric Practice,” and related technical report, the AAP renews its call for physicians to screen women for depression during and after pregnancy and details the health implications for children.December 11, 2018Bright Futures: An Essential Resource for Advancing the Title V National Performance MeasuresThis Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) issue brief outlines Bright Futures as an essential tool for helping the state Title V program promote national standards for preventive care for children and families. This brief also demonstrates how Title V programs can use the Bright Futures Guidelines as a resource to achieve their national performance measures (NPMs) and advance their efforts to improve the health of children and families at the state level. November 1, 2018The Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition is now available (November 2018).The completely updated and revised Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition is designed to accompany and support Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th Edition, the national standard for health supervision care. This second edition provides health care professionals with an organized and integrated compilation of current forms and materials that relate to preventive health supervision and health screening for infants, children, and adolescents. A new online platform allows easy access to the most current tools. Health care professionals can use or adapt these materials to meet the needs of their practices and ensure they are following the recommendations presented in the Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition when delivering care to their patients and families.For more information, go to https://shop.aap.org/bright-futures-tool-and-resource-kit-2nd-edition/October 31, 2018The HPV Champion Toolkit provides free downloads of the documentary “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” along with a community viewing guide to help members show this lifesaving film in their practice or community. Narrated by Vanessa Williams, this poignant documentary showcases the lives of five women affected by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes several types of cancer. Their intimate stories shed light on the risks, myths, and hard truths of this widespread epidemic.The link to the film and community viewing guide can be found here.October 31, 2018New Release! Virginia State Medicaid ProfileThe National Center for Medical Home Implementation—in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy—developed state profiles highlighting public health programs that advance the medical home model in pediatric populations. The newest profile focuses on the Virginia Medallion 4.0 and Commonwealth Coordinated Care (CCC) Plus programs. Both programs cover an estimated 90% of Virginia's Medicaid enrollees. Both managed care programs are advancing the use of comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered care models for children, as well as adults. The profile provides details on the program components, payment models, and outcomes for Medallion 4.0 and CCC Plus and can be useful to state Maternal and Child Health/Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs programs interested in replicating this work.Behavioral Health Homes for ChildrenDeveloped by the National Academy for State Health Policy and the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, this fact sheet provides federal health home requirements and flexibilities and highlights three examples of successful state pediatric behavioral health home programs. This fact sheet supports states' utilization of a systems approach and showcases how state Medicaid agencies can improve care delivery and outcomes for children while containing costs.October 1, 2018Here are some exciting new resources made available through the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program.Making Connections: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention through the Medical Home Model Podcast Series The American Academy of Pediatrics Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program developed a two-episode podcast series. The podcast series provides an overview of shared decision-making and the teach-back methodology for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, pediatricians, and other pediatric clinicians. These scenarios model how best to support and facilitate conversations between clinicians and families—building capacity among clinicians and families to engage in effective shared decision-making for their child's health.Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Makes a Difference: Improving Vocabulary Outcomes in Children with Hearing Loss InfographicDeveloped by the American Academy of Pediatrics Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program, this infographic highlights results from a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study examining the association between hearing loss and vocabulary outcomes. The infographic provides an overview of results from the study, description of the EHDI 1-3-6 guidelines, as well as resources and tips for how pediatricians and other clinicians can support patients and families. September 17, 2018AAP Issues Policy Statement On Importance Of PlayIn the New York Times, "The Checkup," Perri Klass, MD, writes that "the American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a policy statement titled 'The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children.'" The AAP "statement characterizes play as intrinsically motivated, involving active engagement and resulting in 'joyful discovery.'" The statement "also says that doctors should encourage playful learning for parents and infants by writing a 'prescription for play' at every well-child visit in the first two years of life." Past AAP president Benard Dreyer, MD, said, "Play is the most important part of childhood."September 14, 2018ICD-10-CM Updates Coming Oct. 1Updates to codes mainly were made in Chapter 16, "Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period". While these codes are for the first 28 days of life, they may be used beyond the perinatal period if the condition remains, causes morbidity, or contributes to health care utilization. Of note is an update to coding for maternal depression screening.