Bright Futures Highlights
Public Comment Opportunity -- Extended Deadline (Oct 16, 2020)
Proposed Update to the Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule
If you submitted public comments between August 20 (beginning at 11:00
am CT) and August 27 (before 10:00 am CT), please re-enter your comments
due to a system error. Thank you for your understanding and
A Federal Register Notice has been issued for public comments on a proposed update to the Bright Futures/AAP Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care (Periodicity Schedule). The update aligns with the United States Preventive Services Task Force's recommendation that all individuals ages 18 to 79 be screened at least once for hepatitis C virus infection screening. To review background information and submit a public comment, visit the Maternal and Child Health, Health Resources and Services Administration Bright Futures webpage.
New Webpage for Residents & Trainees | Bright Futures Pediatric Residency Resource Library
Residents & Trainees -- Browse the new Pediatric Residency Resource Library
for easy-to-find information, tools, and resources related to clinical
care, education, and general topics to help stay up to date
and stregthen your practice. We will continue to refresh and revise
the library - so continue to check it out!
Faculty - please share with your students!
New States & Communities Resource | Bright Futures Resources for State Title V Maternal & Child Programs
Bright Futures and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) co-developed a curated resource list of key resources from the Bright Futures National Center and relevant AAP resources.
Updated State Implementation Stories | Hawaii, Kansas, and New Mexico
how the Bright Futures materials and resources are being used across
the country by selecting a state from the drop down list on the States & Communities webpage. The newest state implemenation stories are provided by Hawaii, Kansas, and New Mexico.
Reminder | Bright Futures Tool & Resource Kit, 2nd Edition - Sample Forms for Review
Reminder | Bright Futures Parent and Patient Education
The Families webpage on the Bright Futures website contains valuable resources for children, teens, and families about well-child visits.
The Bright Futures website includes web-based educational handouts
for patients, and parents/caregivers related to each well-child
visit from birth through age 21. The anticipatory guidance is
consistent with the Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th Edition. This guidance is
organized by age and stage: Infancy, Early Childhood, Middle Childhood,
and Adolescence, and is available in both English and Spanish.
Reminder | Bright Futures/AAP 2020 Periodicity Schedule is Available
The 2020 Bright Futures/AAP Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care (Periodicity Schedule) was published in the March 2020 issue of Pediatrics. The Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule is updated annually.
Be sure to check the date in the top right corner of your Periodicity
Schedule to ensure that you are referencing the most updated version.
Reminder | 2020 Coding for Pediatric Preventive Care Booklet is Available
In addition to the 2020 Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule, the Coding for Pediatric Preventive Care booklet
was revised and is available for download. This complementary resource
contains comprehensive listings of codes and services that coincide with
the 2020 Periodicity Schedule.
you have questions about the 2020 Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity
Schedule or Coding Booklet, or would like to receive a few hard copies
to share with your clinics, colleagues, students, or families, contact
us at BrightFutures@aap.org.
Questions? Contact Us!
Would you like more information about Bright Futures materials and resources? Contact us at BrightFutures@aap.org or 630/626-6783.
National Conference & Exhibition | October 2 - 5, 2020 (Virtual)
This year's AAP National Conference & Exhibition is a virtual experience. If you are attending, please come visit the Bright Futures National Center virtual booth
(as part of the AAP Resource Center). Also, please plan to check out
this year's on-demand/recorded Bright Futures-related session, Breaking Barriers to Improve Health Supervision Visits. Faculty, Ed Curry and Judy Shaw, will
discuss strategies to eliminate common barriers to implementing Bright
Futures health supervision recommendations in various topic areas, such
as oral health and social/emotional health. Attendees will learn how to
incorporate patient/family participation in office flow and apply
systems-building strategies. Ongoing Series | Pediatric Mental Health Minute Series
The Pediatric Mental Health Minute Series provides real-time education to support health care professionals caring for children and youth with mental health disorders. Watch the latest videos, ADHD, Mental Health Promotion and Problem Prevention and Screening Tools.
As September is Suicide Prevention Month, don't forget to watch the Suicide health minute and access the related resources, such as the AAP Suicide Prevention campaign.
New Webinar | Developmental Surveillance
New PediaLink Courses | Developmental Surveillance & Autism Spectrum Disorder
Milestones Matter: Don't Underestimate Developmental Surveillance.
The main goals of this course are to help pediatric health care
professionals recognize the value of early identification and
intervention when developmental delays are suspected and to identify the
key surveillance and screening steps they should incorporate into their
New Podcast Episode | Pediatric CARE: Childhood Adversity and Resilience Education
Tune into the American Academy of Pediatrics STAR Center podcast entitled Pediatric CARE: Childhood, Adversity and Resiliency Education. You
can hear conversation for pediatricians and other pediatric health care
professionals and partners working to address social determinants of
health (SDoH) in their pediatric setting. Search for “STAR Center” on iTunes, Google Play or Sound Cloud.
New Podcast Episodes | Conversations about Care
The Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, in partnership with the Bright Futures National Center,
launched this series to highlight pragmatic and lively conversations
between health care professionals. In a recent episode of Conversations About Care,
Dr. Sandy Hassink speaks with Joseph A. Skelton, MD, MS for discussion
on patient retention strategies for obesity care. On another, Dr Hassink
speaks with Blaise Nemeth, MD (Associate Professor at the University of
Wisconsin - Madison) who is a non-operative pediatric orthopedics and
pediatric obesity expert. Dr Nemeth is also the lead author of the AAP
policy statement, Physical Activity Assessment and Counseling in Pediatric Clinical Settings.
Click here to listen to the episodes.
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