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Strengthening the evidence for maternal and child health programs

Bright Futures for Women

The Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness tools have been developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women's Health.

Use the links below to access tools.

Maternal Wellness Tools

This booklet and provider's guide are designed to encourage expectant mothers to gain new information and skills in anticipation of the birth of their child. The provider's guide stresses listening, anticipatory guidance and health education.

Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Tools

Guides for Young and Adult Women

Guides for Rural Young and Adult Women

Emotional Wellness Tools

Tools for Consumers

BFWHW tools are designed to encourage better health among women across their lifespan. Target audiences include adolescent females and adult women, as well as community groups and primary care clinicians who serve women.

BFWHW tools address the connection between mental and physical health among consumers, community leaders, and primary health care providers. The tools are wellness-focused, gender-specific, evidence-based and easy to read and understand.

The tools focus on three main concepts: Appreciating Self, Finding Balance and Purpose in Life, and Connecting with Others.

Tools for Clinicians

Bright Futures: A Health Care Provider's Guide to Promoting Women's Emotional Wellness targets primary care clinicians who serve women. The guide addresses the connection between mental and physical health among women, providing an overview of current research and conversation starters to use in the exam room. The tool builds on companion guides for consumers which focus on three main concepts: Appreciating Self, Finding Balance and Purpose in Life, and Connecting with Others. All BFWHW tools are wellness-focused, gender-specific, evidence-based and easy to read and understand.

This one-page flyer is a companion resource to the guide, A Health Care Provider's Guide to Promoting Women's Emotional Wellness. The flyer is designed for use in exam and waiting rooms to support patient-provider dialogue about emotional wellness. Both the clinical guide and the flyer build on companion guides for consumers which focus on three main concepts: Appreciating Self, Finding Balance and Purpose in Life, and Connecting with Others. All BFWHW tools are wellness-focused, gender-specific, evidence-based and easy to read and understand.

Tools for Communities

Bright Futures: A Community Organization’s Guide to Promoting Emotional Wellness targets community groups that serve women. This guide contains information for community organizations about emotional wellness, as well as tips and ideas on how to incorporate wellness themes into existing programs and activities. The tool builds on companion guides for consumers which focus on three main concepts: Appreciating Self, Finding Balance and Purpose in Life, and Connecting with Others. All BFWHW tools are wellness-focused, gender-specific, evidence-based and easy to read and understand.

Información en Español (Materials In Spanish)

 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.