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 February 15, 2019Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship Program Toolkit is ReleasedDeaths from antimicrobial-resistant infections could surpass cancer by 2050 as the number #1 cause of mortality worldwide if no meaningful interventions occur. Local prevention of antibiotic resistance is necessary to change outcomes globally.The AAP Section on Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and Health Care Without Harm developed a toolkit that guides pediatric antibiotic use in inpatient, outpatient, urgent care and emergency department settings. The Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship Program Toolkit explains how to start an inpatient or outpatient antibiotic stewardship program and links to reference materials from the AAP and other stakeholders. Access the toolkit at www.pids.org/asp-toolkit.html. February 15, 2019February is National Children's Dental Health MonthIn a new public service announcement (PSA) for National Children's Dental Health Month, the AAP offers tips on protecting children from tooth decay. In the PSA, pediatrician Dr. Lanre Falusi advises parents brush baby teeth as soon as they emerge. The PSA, "Oral Health," can be accessed on YouTube or share it from @AmerAcadPeds and @HealthyChildren. This PSA is part of a monthly series of PSAs produced and distributed by the AAP. To see the entire series, go to the AAP YouTube channel.Also, during February, the AAP is offering a new communications toolkit to raise awareness around the importance of oral health during pregnancy. The Tiny Teeth Toolkit is designed to get the public thinking about the need for pregnant women to receive dental care and helps health care professionals talk to patients about oral health. Check out the toolkit for videos, posters and infographics you can share with parents.February 15, 2019National Dissemination Webinar: Medication Assisted Treatment: Identifying the Need for Youth and Young-Adult-Specific Strategies and Current InitiativesThe CMS Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program's (IAP) Reducing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) program area is hosting a national learning webinar about strategies to prevent and treat substance use, including opioid use, for youth and young adults. This webinar will shed light on the growing, national need for unique strategies and on two innovative approaches.Click here to register.Monday, March 4, 2019 at 3:30 – 5:00pm ESTFebruary 14, 2019New CMS Funding AnnouncementsLast week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released funding announcements for two highly anticipated initiatives, the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) and the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) models. The InCK Model is designed to improve the quality of care for children under 21 years of age covered by Medicaid and CHIP through prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs. The MOM Model aims to improve quality and expand access to care for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder and their infants. More information about how AAP chapters can partner with their state Medicaid agencies to get involved with the projects (should their states apply) will be released soon. A CMS webinar about the InCK Model funding announcement is Tuesday, Feb. 19. A CMS webinar about the MOM Model funding announcement is Thursday, Feb. 21.February 12, 2019New Recommedations for Perinatal Depression PreventionThe U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a final recommendation statement on interventions to prevent perinatal depression. The USPSTF found that counseling can help prevent perinatal depression in persons at increased risk. Click here to view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based. Click here to read a related New York Times article.February 11, 2019Updated Maternal Depression Policy Statement is ReleasedMaternal 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 AAP. It is estimated that 50% of women who are perinatally depressed are neither diagnosed nor treated, yet we know that maternal depression has profound negative impacts on the short term and long term health of mothers and children, and on the entire family unit. Increasing evidence reveals that fathers, too, experience perinatal depression, and that the father’s affect also directly impacts the child’s mental health and wellbeing.In the 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.February 11, 2019New Public Service Announcement on Positive DisciplineA new public service announcement (PSA) release by the AAP offers tips for effective discipline strategies. In the PSA, pediatrician Dr. Anita Chandra recommends parents focus on encouraging the behavior they want to see. The PSA, "Effective Discipline," can be accessed from the AAP's YouTube channel, or shared from the @AmerAcadPeds and HealthyChildren Facebook pages.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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 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.