Watch this 2-minute About Bright Futures video to get started using the Bright Futures recommendations in health promotion and disease prevention practices and with programs and families in your community. Share the video with colleagues in various settings in which Bright Futures is being used (eg, clinics, home visiting, child care, school-based health centers, public health settings, etc.).
Access updated background information and recommendations for health promotion, health supervision, and anticipatory guidance for health supervision visits from birth through age 21.
The companion toolkit to the Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition contains updated forms, handouts, resources, and tools for health supervision visits from birth through age 21. The forms and handouts are available for quick reference on the Bright Futures website, and are available to trainees/residents (through AAP membership) on Pediatric Care Online.
The Bright Futures Parent/Patient Educational Handouts can be reviewed here.
The Bright Futures/AAP Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care, also known as the "Periodicity Schedule," is a schedule of screenings and assessments recommended at each well-child visit from infancy through adolescence. This resource is annually reviewed and updated.
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These handy implementation tip sheets offer practical advice to help integrate the Bright Futures approach, tools, and resources into daily clinical practice.
valuable tools that focus on screening/identification, assessment, diagnosis,
treatment, and follow-up when treating children with ADHD (including parent
these materials to assist in recognition, help apply diagnostic criteria,
address common issues, and incorporate culturally appropriate care for children
on the autism spectrum.
practical information and resources to address common matters related to
immigrant child health.
Browse a series of tools and strategies to enhance pediatric mental health at both the community level and in individual pediatric practices.
Browse the Mental Health Toolkit designed to empower pediatric care professionals to ready their practice for delivering comprehensive mental health care. This 2nd edition delivers a streamlined collection of essential tools most relevant to pediatric clinical practice.
about motivational interviewing, a patient-centered method for enhancing intrinsic
motivation to change health behaviors.
Use these resources to integrate family-centered health promotion, acute care, and chronic condition management within the practice setting. Access additional medical home resources here.
Incorporate oral health into your practice with these easy-to-use tools and resources. Learn how to perform an oral health risk assessment, give nutrition and oral hygiene counseling, and to apply fluoride varnish as vital components of well child exams.
This toolkit will help pediatric health care professionals, their practice teams, and community partners LEARN about food insecurity, SCREEN for food insecurity by using Hunger Vital Sign™; CONNECT families to federal nutrition programs and other state and local community resources; and SUPPORT national and local policies that address food insecurity and its root causes, including poverty, inadequate wages, housing insecurity, food deserts, and structural racism.This resource is developed the AAP and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC).
Explore valuable resources and technical assistance for pediatric health care professionals seeking to improve early childhood screening, referral, and follow-up in their practice settings.
Explore a variety of resources for the entire clinical and office staff to screen for maternal depression, developmental concerns, and social determinants of health. Begin with the CME/MOC Course section.