Materials & Tools

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Bright Futures initiative is supported by a variety of materials, including detailed guidelines, questionnaires, and assessments, to assist with implementing recommendations in Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th Edition. All materials are useful to a wide range of audiences:

  • Health care professionals in private and public health settings
  • Insurance companies
  • Parents and community members such as coaches, educators, and child care professionals who participate in youth-oriented activities 

Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule (Updated March 2021)

The "Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care" (also referred to as the Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule​), presents, in chart form, the screenings, assessments, physical examinations, procedures, and timing of anticipatory guidance recommended for each age-related visit in the Bright Futures Guidelines. Explanatory notes and a key to the chart provide important details and references that support the recommendations. The Periodicity Schedule can be helpful to many audiences, including state Medicaid agencies, health insurance companies, public health clinics, and pediatric practices.

For more background ​information, ​​click here to review the related Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition Evidence and Rationale​ chapter​.


To purchase these materials, visit shop​AAP or please contact AAP Sales at to discuss the Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition licensing options.

If you would like to request Bright Futures materials for an upcoming presentation or workshop, or if you would like assistance presenting information about Bright Futures at an upcoming event, please fill our Contact ​Form​​. Someone from the AAP Bright Futures National Center will contact you.