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 September 30, 2015As part of the AAP's National Preparedness Month efforts, the AAP Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council and the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases work together to promote influenza prevention and control.Click here for a helpful Influenza Infographic that identifies actions pediatricians can take to help protect children, especially those at highest risk.September 21, 2015Check out some new resources on AAP's Children's Oral Health Web site:- Oral Health and Poverty: Addressing Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Pediatric Dental Caries Webinar (slide set)- Smiles for Life (SFL) launched a new Oral Health App, available free on both iOS and Android platforms. This reference tool is designed to assist health care providers in formulating real-time diagnoses for oral conditions. Clinicians select an algorithm based on the presenting concern of the patient or physical exam finding and the decision tool presents a series of questions to help formulate a list of potential diagnoses, with triage and treatment suggestions. Practical advice helps clinicians to provide the best care for patients. This App also includes an interactive version of the AAP caries risk-assessment tool and an extensive photo gallery of tooth and oral soft tissue findings.September 15, 2015New and Improved: National Center for Medical Home Implementation Web site The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) in the AAP is pleased to announce the launch of its new Web site, medicalhomeinfo.org. The Web site provides pediatric medical home information, tools, and resources for practices, clinicians, families, and state agencies. Visit the Web site to learn about education and training opportunities, read evidence supporting the pediatric medical home model, obtain information about medical home initiatives in your state, and learn from promising practices throughout the country.September 2, 2015Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule UpdatedUpdates on oral health in primary care related to fluoride varnish were made to the Bright Futures/AAP Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care (Periodicity Schedule). Under the Oral Health heading, a subheading was added for fluoride varnish. The range includes ages 6 months to 5 years (up to the 6th birthday). This update reflects recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and AAP clinical report. The Periodicity Schedule is maintained online for continual updates as policies change.Click here for the AAP News article.September 1, 2015The Preventive Services Improvement State Spread (PreSIPS2) project has been launched to enhance Bright Futures implementation at family, practice, community, and state levels. This project builds from the lessons learned from the original PreSIP, a successful 9-month modified learning collaborative conducted within the AAP Quality Improvement Innovation Network (QuIIN). PreSIPS2 is a partnership between the AAP National organization and AAP chapters. With AAP National support, 4 outstanding Chapters were selected to take part in this groundbreaking project: Georgia, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Virginia. The 4 Chapters will participate in a 17-month quality improvement (QI) state-based modified learning collaborative to include learning sessions and monthly conference calls. Each Chapter Leadership Team will assemble a Chapter-State Partnership Team comprised of additional state Maternal and Child Health (MCH) stakeholders. To amplify Bright Futures spread at the practice level, Chapters will enroll 10-15 practices to promote Bright Futures clinical activities and office systems change at the practice level. To further strengthen outreach within each state, the COntinuity Research NETwork (CORNET) will work with their Chapter to identify at least one residency clinic per state to join the project. The AAP national team will assist by offering QI mentoring, state liaison support, and Bright Futures resources. August 31, 2015On August 24, 2015, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation co-hosted a Webinar entitled, Ensuring Bright Futures for Our Nation's Children: Health Plan Strategies for Improving Pediatric Preventive Care. This Webinar was an activity under a grant from MCHB's Alliance for Innovation on Maternal and Child Health (AIM) initiative to promote Bright Futures for all children. The webinar explored private and public health plan strategies for improving parental education on preventive care, and supporting and encouraging providers to ensure their young patients receive recommended preventive services. Speakers covered the following:an overview of the Bright Futures guidelines and the value of these services for lifelong healthhow health plans can promote Bright Futures through their provider networks and directly to membersa peer-learning program for providers that is helping clinicians put Bright Futures recommendations into practiceMedicaid managed care plan strategies to improve pediatric preventive careAugust 25, 2015The AAP is hosting a 6-part series aimed at preventing, identifying, and treating opioid dependence. General pediatricians will learn about treatment options for pain and how to minimize diversion.Click here to access archived Webinars.August 25, 2015ICAAP Reopens Web-Based Training and Quality Improvement Project on Transitioning Youth to Adult Health CareThe Transitioning Youth to Adult Health Care for Pediatric Providers course and quality improvement (QI) activity is reopen! The activity includes a wealth of resources to improve care of transitioning youth – including national clinical guidelines, videos, skills building tools for youth, and QI tools. It teaches learners how to use medical home and QI strategies to improve care of transitioning youth, especially those with special health care needs. Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit is available. Register today!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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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.