Access valuable tools and resources to stay current in practice for every career stage through AAP Continuing Medical Education.
Learn from colleagues about a wide variety of pediatric topics and timely issues (eg, complications of opioid use; safe affordable housing, youth suicide).
Access videos, graphics, information, and sample social media posts to effectively share messages on a variety of child health topics.
Project ECHO is a telementoring program bringing together health care professionals and experts in topical areas.
an understanding of the impact of poverty and other social determinants of health
on child well-being through 5 training modules developed by the Academic
Pediatric Association (APA) Task Force on Child Poverty.
Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) is a national program of the AAP that aims to improve child health by strengthening community health and advocacy training in pediatric residency programs
EQIPP, an online learning program that utilizes practical tools and principles
of quality improvement to help identify and close gaps in practices. Find the
Bright Futures-specific courses (Infancy & Early Childhood; Middle
Childhood & Adolescence) on this site.
resources and training regarding the prevention, recognition, and treatment of
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
modules educate residents about characteristics and benefits of the patient-
and family-centered medical home, care coordination, care planning, transition
to adult care and team-based care.
valuable teaching materials on brief interventions and managing mild to
moderate anxiety, created to support continuity clinic preceptors in training
a series of brief videos that provide information on motivational interviewing,
social and emotional problems, depression, disruptive behavior and aggression,
inattention and impulsivity, substance use, and self-harm and suicide.
Access a series of videos designed to provide real-time education to support care for children and youth with mental health disorders. These quick, yet in-depth, videos aim to improve knowledge and skills, both during the current national crisis and in the future.
educational materials and resources to assist in the training of medical
students and residents in oral health.
Discover PediaLink, a comprehensive educational and career development tool that includes free online courses for trainees.
Of specific interest:
a guided tour of PediaLink for Residents, which includes online courses by AAP
authors and content experts, PREP Self-Assessment questions, career, and
fellowship information, and more.
Podcast Series (Various)
Conversations About Care – The Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, in partnership with Bright Futures, hosts a series that highlights pragmatic and lively conversations between health care professionals about important themes associated with healthy childhood weight.
Making Connections: The Critical Role of Family-Centered Care in Addressing Social Determinants of Health for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) – the National Resource Center for Family/Patient-Centered Medical Home, in partnership with Bright Futures, provides information about the impact of social determinants of health on children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families, including implementation strategies for state programs.
Pediatric CARE: Childhood, Adversity and Resiliency Education – The STAR Center hosts conversations for pediatricians and other pediatric health care professionals and partners working to address social determinants of health in their pediatric setting.
Pediatrics On Call – The AAP hosts this series on children's health that features interviews about new research and hot topics in the field of pediatrics.