Academic Health Care Institutions

134115512.jpgUniversity departments of pediatrics and family medicine, nursing schools, and university-affiliated academic medical centers can be valuable partners in implementing Bright Futures. These institutions can   
  • Improve preventive care service delivery  
  • Collect and share data that demonstrate positive health care outcomes resulting from Bright Futures implementation
  • Contribute funds, staff, and other resources for implementation and training sessions
  • Leverage existing networks to increase awareness of the project
  • Implement Bright Futures Guidelines in all practice sites
  • Where appropriate, promote use of electronic health records and other prompting systems
  • Incorporate Bright Futures into course curricula and provide faculty, students, and trainees access to Bright Futures materials
Pediatric departments in academic medical centers may be especially willing to participate in Bright Futures implementation projects to help practitioners fulfill their licensure requirements.

 Virginia's Multidisciplinary e-Learning Training Modules

Virginia: Pediatric residents at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical School received training in clinical applications of Bright Futures. VCU faculty members have collaborated with partners from the state's Department of Health, AAP chapter, and Medicaid office to develop a series of e-learning training modules based on Bright Futures and represented as individual case studies. The modules are targeted to pediatric, nursing, and nutrition students; family practice physicians; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; Medicaid and community health providers; clinic nurses; and unlicensed assistive personnel. Learn more