Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition NEW!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The completely updated and revised Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition is designed to accompany and support Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th Edition, the national standard for health supervision care. This second edition provides health care professionals with an organized compilation of current forms and materials that relate to preventive health supervision and health screening for infants, children, and adolescents. The new online platform allows easy access to the most current tools. Health care professionals can use or adapt these materials to meet the needs of their practices and ensure they are following the recommendations presented in the Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition when delivering care to patients and their families.


NOTE: This second edition of theToolkit is available as an online access product. For more information about the Toolkit, visit To license the Toolkit to use the forms in practice and/or incorporate them into an Electronic Medical Record System, please contact AAP Sales at​.

Pediatric health care professionals who participated in quality improvement projects using Bright Futures measures found that the toolkit's previsit questionnaires, visit documentation forms, and parent/patient educational handouts to be the Core Tools most commonly used in their practices. Bright Futures Guidelines is flexible in practice; health care professionals determine what works best in their practice environments, office systems, and patient populations. 

The Bright Futures Tool and Kit Resource Kit, 2nd Edition includes:

An integrated system of Core Tools for health supervision visits from birth to 21 years

  • Bright Futures Previsit Questionnaires* (including enhanced anticipatory guidance questions, now merged into one form)
  • Bright Futures Visit Documentation Forms
  • Bright Futures Parent/Patient Educational Handouts*

    * In plain language to be clear and concise to patients and families
Here are SAMPLE images of the Core Tools. Go to the Infancy​, Early Childhood​, Middle Childhood, and Adolescence Visit Tool web pages to review each core tool in more detail.


Additional Documentation Forms and Resources include*:

*​Note: These are sample forms from the Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition and are intended to be used only for review and reference. For use in practice, these forms are available through the Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition​

Additional Content:

Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition, User Guide and Instructions for Toolkit Implementation

The User Guide walks through the components of the Toolkit and provides suggestions on how to use these materials to its best advantage. It provides:
  1. An At-a-Glance Roadmap to the 2 main components of the Toolkit:
    • The Core Forms (Previsit Questionnaires, Parent/Patient Educational Handouts, and Visit Documentation Forms)
    • The Supporting Materials (Supplemental Visit Documentation Forms, Screening Tools, Supplemental American Academy of Pediatrics Educational Handouts)
  2. How to Use the Core Tools (including tips on use of each tool and explanations for each section of each tool that correspond to Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition and the Bright Futures/American Academy of Pediatrics Periodicity Schedule)
  3. Making the Most of the Supporting Materials in the Toolkit (including Links to Commonly Used Screening Instruments and Tools)