Clinical Care

​​​​​​​​​​A female doctor is indoors in a hospital room. She is wearing medical clothing and a stethoscope. She is checking the heart rate of a girl.Get com​prehensive support for delivering clinical solutions at the point of care through accessing AAP (and partner) resources, toolkits, and guidance.​​

About Bright Futures Video

Watch this 2-minute About Bright Futures vide​o 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.).

Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition and Pocket Guide

Access updated background information and recommendations for health promotion, health supervision, and anticipatory guidance for health supervision visits from birth through age 21.

​​Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition 

​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

Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule 

​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. 

Bright Futures eNews

Follow the latest Bright Futures developments by signing up​ to receive the Bright Futures eNews.

Bright Futures Implementation Tip Sheet Series​

These handy implementation tip sheets offer practical advice to help integrate the Bright Futures approach, tools, and resources into daily practice. 

Addressing Food Insecurity – A Toolkit for Pediatricians

Learn how to leverage various tools and resources to screen for food insecurity in practice, connect families with food and nutrition resources in the community, and increase access to adequate healthy food for children and their families.​​ This resource is developed the AAP and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)​.

Attention Deficit – Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Tool​kit

Access valuable tools that focus on screening/identification, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up when treating children with ADHD (including parent resources). ​

Autism Toolkit

Use these materials to assist in recognition, help apply diagnostic criteria, address common issues, and incorporate culturally appropriate care for children on the autism spectrum.​

Immigrant Health Toolkit

Discover practical information and resources to address common matters related to immigrant child health.​

Mental Health Initiatives

Browse a series of tools and strategies to enhance pediatric mental health at both the community level and in individual pediatric practices.  ​

Motivational Interviewing

Learn about motivational interviewing, a patient-centered method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change health behaviors.  ​

National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home​

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.

​​Oral Health Initiatives

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.

Performing Preventive Services: A Bright Futures Handbook

This handbook provides effective ways to deliver the preventive services suggested in the Bright Futures Guidelines. It can be used as teaching tool for medical students, residents, and all health care professionals who provide pediatric primary care.

Screening Technical Assistance and Resource Center (STAR Center)

​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. 

ScreeningTime.org​ 

​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. 

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