Bright Futures Webinars

​​​​Bright Futures Webinars​​

Learn about the revised and updated Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition from the editors themselves. The Bright Futures National Center hosted two separate 45-minute webinars for health care professionals and public health professionals. They are posted here for anyone that cannot participate in the live events.

The co-editors reviewed the new and updated components such as 3 new health promotion themes, updates to several adolescent visit screening recommendations, and more. They discussed how to efficiently and effectively integrate these new components into your practice setting and answered your questions about the Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition.

Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition - Introduction (for Public Health Professionals)
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Click here for an archived recording.
Click here for the slide set (updated October 2018)

Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition - Introduction (for Health Care Professionals)
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Click here for an archived recording.
Click h​ere for the slide set (updated October 2018)


Making Bright Futures Work! How Evidence, the Periodicity Schedule, and the Bright Futures Guidelines Impact Practice

July 1, 2019

Learn more about how to incorporate the Bright Futures Guidelines in practice. Dr Joe Hagan reviews new clinical content in the Bright Futures and the associated Periodicity Schedule, discusses how to use evidence to decide on content for your practice's health supervision visits, and identifies strategies, tools, and resources to maximize efficiency for health promotion and preventive services.

Click here for an archived recording.


Bright Futures and Oral Health: Strategies for Promoting Oral Health Within the Well-Child Visit

December 11, 2019 

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) hosted a webinar that featured speakers from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Oral Health and the Bright Futures National Center. This webinar provided attendees with important insights related to the promotion of oral health within the well-visit, and reviewed strategies for overcoming common barriers. Presenters discussed valuable resources that can be used to assist states and communities in reaching their oral health promotion goals.  

Click here to watch the recorded webinar. ​

Click here to access numerous AAP oral health resources, including the AAP/Bright Futures Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool, Oral Heath Prevention Primer, coding fact sheet, and family resources.

Click here to access AMCHP's oral health resources.


Bright Futures and the Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight

​The Bright Futures National Center has partnered with the Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight​ to support education about and implementation of the related Bright Futures healthy weight recommendations in a series of 3 webinars. 

Webinar 1: Using Bright Futures to Achieve Excellence in Well-Child Care

  • This webinar provides an introduction into Bright Futures healthy weight recommendations.
  • View resources related to this webinar here

Webinar 2: Building a Foundation for Healthy Active Living: A Focus on Childhood Obesity Prevention During the First Five Years

  • This webinar takes a deeper dive into early obesity prevention. 
  • View resources related to this webinar here

Webinar 3: Laying the Foundation for Obesity Assessment and Management: An Introduction to the AAP Obesity Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment Algorithm

  • This webinar reviews assessment, prevention, and treatment via the AAP Algorithm. 
  • View resources related to this webinar here​.