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 this video in presentations about Bright Futures. Share the link with colleagues in various setting in which Bright Futures is being utilized (eg, home visiting, child care, school-based health centers, public health settings, etc.).
Bright Futures and Quality Improvement (QI)
Preventive Services Improvement State Spread Project (PreSIPS2)
PreSIPS2 is a groundbreaking collaboration to create sustainable, state-to-local improvement in system infrastructure to impact preventive health outcomes for children and families based on the Bright Futures Guidelines. AAP/Bright Futures selected four outstanding AAP Chapters to participate in Preventive Services Improvement State Spread Project (PreSIPS2) - Georgia, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia. Chapter Leadership Teams are comprised of a MD Project leader, Project Manager/QI Coach, State MCH representative and a family representative. Chapters enrolled practices (including a residency clinic) to promote Bright Futures clinical activities and office systems change at the practice level. While each state is different, the Chapter Leadership Teams (with help from state partners) are supporting practice teams by linking them to state and community resources to improve MCH performance measures. Practice teams are engaged in meaningful family involvement, and strengthening links to community resources and initiatives related to state MCH goals. PreSIPS2 is an extension of the first Preventive Services Improvement Project (PreSIP).
New AAP QI Resources Web Page
Expanded Ways to Meet Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Requirements
A pediatrician continually acknowledges the growth and complexity of medical science, and the importance of quality, patient-focused care. The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has recently expanded the various pathways available for pediatricians to meet their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 requirements. How exactly can pediatricians claim credit for the quality improvement work they’re already doing? Information is available through ABP’s Claiming MOC Part 4 Credit document.
Connect with AAP for MOC Success
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to expand its offerings for members to fulfill requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The Academy provides solutions for individuals from online QI courses to PREP self-assessments to live CME events. The AAP MOC Portfolio also provides guidance for members interested in developing or providing MOC activities through nationally-affiliated AAP groups (eg, Sections and Councils). Discover which MOC solution is right for you, and keep up with developing news at the newly revised www.aap.org/mocinfo.
2016 APA/MCHB Bright Futures Young Investigator Awardees
The Academic Pediatric Association (APA), in partnership with the AAP, has funded many small awards since 2009 through the Bright Futures Young Investigator Award (YIA) Program with the support from HRSA’s MCHB. Six awardees were funded during the most recent funding cycle. These projects aim to enhance 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. For more information about the APA/MCHB Bright Futures Young Investigator program, visit: www.academicpeds.org/research/research_YIA_MCHB.cfm
Callie Brown, MD
Defining Picky Eating and its Relationship to Feeding Behaviors and Obesity
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mentor: Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
National Facilitator: Ian Paul, MD, MSc (Penn State College of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center)
How Can Pediatricians Use Social Media to Convey High Quality Health Information?
Institution: University of Washington
Mentor: Megan Moreno, MD, MSed, MPH (Seattle Children's Hospital)
National Facilitator: Aaron Carroll, MD, MS (Indiana University School of Medicine/Riley Children's Hospital)
Integrated Electronic Screening to Address Major Pediatric Health Risks
Institution: MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Mentor: Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH(MassGeneral Hospital for Children)
National Facilitator: Stephen Downs, MD, MS (Indiana University School of Medicine/Riley Children’s Hospital)
Parents Perceptions of Pediatrician’s Attention to Behavioral Health Issues: Toward the Implementation of Evidence-Based Parenting Programs Through Primary Care Settings
Institution: University of Minnesota
Mentor: Iris Wagman Borowsky, MD, PhD(University of Minnesota)
National Facilitator: Laurel Leslie, MD, MPH (Tufts Medical Center/Floating Hospital for Children)
Impact of a School-Based Health Center Intervention on Reducing Missed Opportunities for Human Papillomavirus Immunization Among Adolescents
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Mentor: Peter Szilagyi, MD MPH (Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA)
National Facilitator: Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH (University of Washington Medical Centers/Seattle Children's Hospital)
Identifying Gaps in Well-Child Care (WCC) Attendance Among Primary Care Clinics Serving Low-Income Families
Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University
Mentor: Alex Krist, MD, MPH (Virginia Commonwealth University)
National Facilitator: Richard “Mort” Wasserman, MD, MPH (University of Vermont/Vermont Children's Hospital)
Bright Futures-related Publications & Resources
AAP’s Focus on Poverty and Child Health
Improved Maternal Depression Screening Reimbursement
EQIPP: Oral Health – Newly Updated
By the end of the new Oral Health course, you will be able to recognize the role pediatric primary health care professionals play in providing oral health care including: understanding the importance of a dental home; knowing how to perform a caries risk assessment; understanding the importance of maternal oral health; becoming familiar with fluoride varnish (who should apply it and how it is applied); and addressing families’ concerns about fluoride varnish. EQIPP courses help identify and close gaps in practice using practical tools while earning CME credit and meeting MOC Part 4: Performance in Practice requirements all at once. Each course requires some work online and offline and can be completed within 4-8 months, depending on the number of improvement cycles implemented to reach specific goals.
Pediatric Environmental Health Education for Health Care Professionals
AAP serves as the National Program Office – East for the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) program. PEHSUs are a network of pediatric environmental health experts who provide direct consultations to health care providers, parents, public officials, and others about known or suspected toxic exposures and ways to prevent, reduce, or medically manage exposures and related illnesses. PEHSUs also offer education on the effects of chronic, low-level toxic exposures to substances like lead, mercury, mold, plastics, pesticides, and many others. As part of the program’s educational efforts, the PEHSU National Classroom was recently launched and is a growing resource for health care providers to aid in the prevention of environmental exposures among children. The National Classroom is intended to help health care professionals broaden their level of expertise in environmental health and stay informed of the latest information available. All PEHSU educational products, including webinars and online courses, are approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as continuing education material and are available free of charge. Educational materials continue to be developed and added to the classroom on a regular basis.
Parent/Caregiver Focused Resources
Collaboration Resources for Early Childhood Health and Wellness
Visit the AAP’s National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW) to access collaboration resources for families (in English and Spanish) and for health care professionals (including videos ) to facilitate effective work with families of children from 0-5 years of age. NCECHW supports early care and education (ECE) programs in providing safe, healthy, and nurturing environments for the children and families they serve. This occurs through numerous trainings in a variety of venues and formats, development and dissemination of materials for staff and families, and ongoing technical assistance. Additionally, the NCECHW works to increase collaboration between ECE programs and the medical home through learning collaboratives and targeted outreach. NCECHW advances the best practices for linking both health and ECE systems. NCECHW’s work will address issues such as: medical and dental home access; health promotion and disease prevention; emergency preparedness and environmental safety; trauma and toxic stress; developmental, behavioral, vision and hearing screening; and nutrition.
New Online Physical Development Surveillance Tool for Parents/Caregivers
Physical Developmental Delays: What to look for is a Web-based tool created for parents/caregivers concerned about the physical development of their child (ages 5 and under). This tool is designed to reduce the time of finding a diagnosis for their child. In turn, reducing the time of getting those children, with delays in their physical development, into services. The tool reinforces that parents/caregivers know their child best and should trust their instincts. The information is meant to help start a conversation with their pediatrician. Physical Developmental Delays: What to look for is a collaboration between the AAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.
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 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.
- 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, and developmental/autism screening. For adolescent visits, the discussion will focus on getting the practice organized to meet the new screening recommendations. In addition, faculty will weave discussions of federal regulation, quality improvement methodology for implementation, and reimbursement into the presentation.
- Sunday, October 23; 8:30AM - 10:0AM
Preventive Care Guidelines: Updates and Evidence (F3103)
Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule: Updates
Where Can You Find the Latest Periodicity Schedule Updates?
You can always find the latest published version of the Periodicity Schedule, the AAP recommendations for preventive health care, on the Bright Futures Web site. Be sure to visit the Bright Futures Web site to access Bright Futures materials and other resources.