About Bright Futures Video
If you are new to the Bright Futures
, watch this 2-minute About Bright Futures
video to get started using the Bright Futures recommendations in your health promotion and disease prevention practices and with programs and families in your community.
Consider using the video
in presentations about Bright Futures. Share the link with colleagues in various settings in which Bright Futures is being used (eg, home visiting, child care, school-based health centers, public health settings, etc.).
Bright Futures and Quality Improvement (QI)
EQIPP: Bright Futures Infancy & Early Childhood Course Is Launched
This online learning course is designed to help guide physicians on how to interpret and implement the Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents
into everyday practice. The content focuses on infants through early childhood
. The Bright Futures Guidelines and this EQIPP course are designed to "respond to the current and emerging preventive and health promotion needs of infants, children and adolescents" (Green, 1994
) with practical suggestions for implementation. In this EQIPP course, you will collect and analyze data, identify gaps in care, and create improvement plans to address those gaps. The supporting content in the barriers and suggested ideas for change grid provide practical steps to close gaps and improve the care of patients. The key clinical activities contribute to high-quality, ongoing pediatric care that can improve your delivery of care to patients and families in your practice. Click here
for more information or to register or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New AAP QI Resources Web Page
The new Quality Improvement Web page
is designed as a clearinghouse for tools, ordersets, measures and educational materials useful to implement rigorous QI projects.
Attend Bright Futures Education Sessions at AAP's National Conference & Exhibition
Three more reasons to attend this year’s National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco (October 22-25, 2016) - attend any or all of these Bright Futures sessions and learn about what's
new in the upcoming 4th Edition of the Bright Futures Guidelines. The 3 Bright Futures sessions are:
Innovative Practice Strategies: Engaging Families as Partners (I1118)
Guided by parents and clinicians, this session examines core aspects and practical strategies of successful family engagement and partnering with parents. Participants will discuss the role of family/parent advisory groups and practice parent surveys (eg, Promoting Healthy Development Survey) in cultivating a practice/clinic that supports families’ needs, answers their questions, and provides concrete help when necessary. Participants will also discuss how to establish genuine partnerships with families/parents with a focus on strengths and shared decision-making. Substantial family contribution to determination of the care plan and/or the health behavior change strategy fosters improved health outcomes and parental resiliency.
o Saturday, October 22; 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Improving Preventive Care in Your Practice Without Burden (I2051)
This session will use small groups to coach participants on how to implement new evidence-based Bright Futures recommendations effectively within their current approach to practice. Faculty will discuss elements of the practice guidelines that participants can implement in their offices including maternal depression screening, oral health risk assessment, identifying family strengths, and autism screening.
o Sunday, October 23; 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Preventive Care Guidelines: Updates and Evidence (F3103)
This session will include a thorough review of the upcoming Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition and associated Periodicity Schedule, and outline the evidence base for the new recommendations. Faculty will also highlight practical strategies for implementation into the well-child visit.
o Monday, October 24; 2:00PM - 2:45PM
Bright Futures-related Publications & Resources
AAP’s New Practice Transformation Web Pages
AAP 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 here
Improved Maternal Depression Screening Reimbursement
Bright Futures: Oral Health—Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition
The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
published this pocket guide
, designed to be a useful tool for a wide array of health professionals including dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, and others to address the oral health needs of pregnant and postpartum women, infants, children, and adolescents. It offers health professionals an overview of preventive oral health supervision and is designed to help them implement specific oral health guidelines. This guide includes information about family preparation, risk assessment, interview questions, screening, examination, preventive procedures, anticipatory guidance, measurable outcomes, and referrals. This new resource is available online and in a PDF version for offline use (eg, in a reading app or mobile device).
Parent/Caregiver Focused Resources
New Online Library of Milestones in Action for Parents & Caregivers
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) Learn the Signs. Act Early
program just released a new online library
of over 250 photos and videos showcasing early childhood developmental milestones from 2 months to 5 years of age. This free resource will help parents and other caregivers recognize milestones in their own children. The library can also be used to train other child care providers to recognize these important signs of early development.
Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule: Updates