Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit

​​​​The Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit provides forms and tools for health care providers, patients, and families to complete before, during, or after well-child visits. These items help pediatricians and other health care providers support and implement the guidance provided in Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition. Providers can use or adapt these materials to meet the needs of their practices and ensure they are following the recommendations presented in the Guidelines when delivering care to patients.​​​​


The following Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit materials are available for download for review and reference purposes only. For any other use, to make multiple copies of specific items, or to incorporate forms into an Electronic Medical Record System, please contact

Pediatric providers who participated in quality improvement projects using Bright Futures measures found that the previsit questionnaires, documentation forms, and patient handouts in the Guidelines were the Core Tools most commonly used in their practices. Other tools and forms included in the Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit were used selectively as appropriate and are therefore called Supplemental Tools. Bright Futures Guidelines is flexible in practice; providers determine what works best in their practice environments, office systems, and patient populations. 

Core Tools include:

  • Previsit Questionnaires
  • Visit Documentation Forms
  • Patient/Parent Education Handouts
Supplemental Tools include:
  • Supplemental Questionnaires
  • Medical Screening Questionnaires
  • Medical Screening Reference Tables
  • Other Age-Appropriate Tools
To view Core Tools and Supplemental Tools,​ visit these pages:
Infancy (Prenatal to 11 Months)
Early Childhood (1 to 4 Years)
Middle Childhood (5 to 10 Years)
Adolescence (11 to 21 Years)
NOTE: To access the individual Patient/Parent Education Handouts separate from the other core tools, go to the Resources for Families Web page.​