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Breakey G. n.d.. Facilitation of Primary Care Physician Participation in Preventive Health Care of Children Age 0-5 from Underserved, Diverse Cultural Populations: [Final report]. Honolulu, HI: Hawaii Family Stress Center, 30 pp.

Annotation: This project aimed to reduce the incidence of poor health characteristics among low-income, culturally diverse populations by promoting the involvement of primary care physicians (pediatricians) in early screening and intervention. Project goals included increasing the level of preventive health care for underserved children, reducing the severity of psychosocial problems, increasing physicians' sense of involvement as part of a team in providing services to project children and their families, and demonstrating a practical process for accomplishing these goals which can be replicated across the nation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-152833.

Keywords: American Academy of Pediatrics, Child Abuse and Neglect Preventive, Continuing Education, Developmentally Delayed/Disabled, EPSDT, Hawaiians, Health Care, Health Supervision Guidelines, High risk children, Low income groups, Medicaid, Primary Care, Psychological Problems, Well Child Care

Hagan JF Jr. 2019. Making Bright Futures work: How evidence, the periodicity schedule, and the Bright Futures guidelines impact practice. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrrics, 1 video (58 min.).

Annotation: This video reviews new clinical content in the Bright Futures Guidelines and the associated Periodicity Schedule, and discusses how to use evidence to decide on content for your practice's health supervision visits and how to identify strategies, tools, and resources to maximize efficiency for health promotion and preventive services.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Anticipatory guidance, Child development, Child health, Communities, Disease prevention, Emotional development, Evidence based medicine, Families, Guidelines, Health promotion, Health screening, Health supervision, Infant development, Infant health, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal health, Physical activity, Preventive health services, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Safety, Sexual health, Standards, Videos, Weight management

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2018. Bright Futures tool and resource kit (2nd ed.). Itasca, IL: Amercan Academy of Pediatrics,

Annotation: This companion to the most current edition of the Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents, the national standard for well-child care provides updated forms and materials relate to preventive health supervision and health screening for infants, children, and adolescents. These include pre-visit questionnaires, visit documentation forms, parent and patient handouts, supplemental education handouts, and medical screening reference tables.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Anticipatory guidance, Child development, Child health, Communities, Disease prevention, Emotional development, Families, Guidelines, Health promotion, Health screening, Health supervision, Infant development, Infant health, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal health, Physical activity, Preventive health services, Professional resources, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Safety, Sexual health, Standards, Weight management

Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan PM, eds. 2017. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents–Pocket guide (4th ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 123 pp.

Annotation: This pocket guide summarizes recommendations for promoting the healthy development of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21, as well as standards for health supervision visits. Topics include lifelong health for families and communities, family support, health for children and adolescents with special health care needs, development, mental health, weight, nutrition, physical activity, oral health, use of social media, and safety and injury prevention. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org $16.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-61002-082-4.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Anticipatory guidance, Child development, Child health, Communities, Disease prevention, Emotional development, Families, Guidelines, Health promotion, Health screening, Health supervision, Infant development, Infant health, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal health, Physical activity, Preventive health services, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Safety, Sexual health, Standards, Weight management

Vickers M, Anderson B, Dworetzky B, Popper B. 2012, 2014. Bright Futures family pocket guide: Raising healthy infants, children, and adolescents (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Family Voices, 161 pp.

Annotation: This pocket guide is developed for families by families, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics based on Bright Futures: Guidelines for the Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (3rd ed.). The guide provides information and encouragement for the roles families play every day in the health and well-being of their children; the importance of well child visits for all children, including children and youth with special health care needs; encouragement to speak up and to take active roles in their children’s care; encouragement to form partnerships with other families and with professionals to improve policies, care, services, and support for all children and families; an overall framework for children’s good health and insight into all those who contribute to it; current, comprehensive, succinct information about child development; and links to resources and further sources of information for children’s good health. The pocket guide is available in English and Spanish. A 10-page guide on using the pocket guide is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Family Voices, P.O. Box 37188, Albuquerque, NM 87176, Telephone: (505) 872-4774 Secondary Telephone: (888) 835-5669 Contact Phone: (617) 236-7210 Fax: (505) 872-4780 Contact Fax: (617) 572-2094 Contact E-mail: betsyand@fcsn.org Web Site: http://www.familyvoices.org $5.00, plus shipping (English), $2.45, plus shipping (Spanish); user's guide available at no charge. Document Number: ISBN 978-02-9857207-0-4.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education materials, Guidelines, Health supervision, Infants, Spanish language materials

Richards J. 2011. Well-child care: A Bright Futures curriculum for pediatric providers. Washington, DC: Bright Futures at Georgetown University and Georgetown University Health Information Group,

Annotation: This curriculum contains ten training modules for health professionals who provide well-child care. Based on the foundation of the Bright Futures program, it covers health history; physical examinations; screening and risk assessment; screening with laboratory tests; immunizations; health education and anticipatory guidance; developmental and behavioral health; oral health; documentation; and cultural competence. CME credits are available. Additional resources such as a well-child care toolkit, links to state EPSDT programs and important pediatric resources, and family materials are provided.

Contact: Bright Futures at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9772 E-mail: brightfutures@ncemch.org Web Site: http://www.brightfutures.org/georgetown.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Behavior development, Child development, Child health, Curricula, Families, Guidelines, Health supervision, Infant health, Mental health, Parents, Prevention, Resources for professionals, Screening

Tanski S, Garfunkel LC, Duncan PM, Weitzman M, eds. 2010. Performing preventive services: A Bright Futures handbook. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 196 pp.

Annotation: This book is designed to provide guidance on how best to provide the preventive child health services suggested in Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (Third Edition). The book is divided into four sections: (1) history, observation, and surveillance; (2) physical examination; (3) screening; ( and (4) anticipatory guidance. Topics covered include how to perform and bill for office-based screening for vision and hearing; obesity and its complications; child development, depression, and behavior problems; tobacco exposure, use, and cessation; parental literacy; parental depression, and how to provide counseling about topics critical to a child's health and development. The book is intended for health professionals as well as medical students and residents.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org $49.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-522-3.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Behavior development, Child development, Child health, Families, Guidelines, Health supervision, Infant health, Mental health, Parents, Prevention, Resources for professionals, Screening

Hall D, Hill P, Elliman D. 2009. The child surveillance handbook. (3rd ed.). London, England: Radcliffe Medical Press; New York, NY: distributed by Scovill Paterson, 375 pp.

Annotation: This manual focuses on conditions relating to child health, development, and behavior that are now increasingly provided by primary care providers but which were previously handled by community child health clinics. The manual is divided into two sections: the first deals with the aims and objectives of child health promotion; the second describes normal and abnormal development and behavior. The second section also describes how to organize a health practice to incorporate preventive treatment. The manual outlines the main points to be reviewed at each age from birth to 5. It is based on current health systems in England.

Keywords: Child behavior, Child development, Child health, Guidelines, Health promotion, Health supervision, Infants, Manuals, Newborn infants, Preventive health services, Primary care, Young children

Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan PM, eds. 2008. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children and adolescents3rd ed.). Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 616 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines provide background information and recommendations for promoting the healthy development of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21, as well as standards for health supervision visits. Topics include lifelong health for families and communities, family support, health for children and adolescents with special health care needs, development, mental health, weight, nutrition, physical activity, oral health, use of social media, and safety and injury prevention. A companion pocket guide is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Anticipatory guidance, Child development, Child health, Communities, Disease prevention, Emotional development, Families, Guidelines, Health promotion, Health screening, Health supervision, Infant development, Infant health, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal health, Physical activity, Preventive health services, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Safety, Sexual health, Standards, Weight management

Jellinek M, Patel BP, Froehle MC, eds. 2002. Bright Futures in practice: Mental health—Volume I. Practice guide. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 388 pp.

Annotation: This book, written for primary practitioners, offers comprehensive guidelines for the mental health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents from birth through age 21. It is organized into several parts: making mental health supervision accessible, developmental chapters, and bridge topics. The first part on accessibility issues discusses the management of time and reimbursement issues, continuity of care, training, cultural competence, attitudes about mental health, and coordination and referral tools for the health professional. The second part is organized into subsections by the developmental periods of infancy, early-, middle-childhood, and adolescence; and includes age-appropriate topics on self, family, friends, and community. Each subsection provides recommended office and community practices, tools, and checklists. Part three contains "bridge topics" that address the most common mental health problems and mental disorders occurring in childhood and adolescence. The appendix contains diagnostic criteria from Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and The Classification of Child and Adolescent Mental Diagnoses in Primary Care: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Primary Care (DSM-PC) Child and Adolescent Version. The book concludes with an index. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau].

Contact: Bright Futures at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9772 E-mail: brightfutures@ncemch.org Web Site: http://www.brightfutures.org/georgetown.html Available from the website. Document Number: BF0900-003 (2 v. set); ISBN 1-57285-072-8.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Adolescents, Bright Futures, Child health supervision, Child mental health, Developmental stages, Diagnosis, Family relations, Guidelines, Infants, Mental health, Primary care, Psychosocial development, Self concept, Socialization, Young children

Jellinek MJ, Patel BP, Froehle MC, eds. 2002. Bright Futures in practice: Mental health—Volume II. Tool kit. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 148 pp.

Annotation: This companion volume to the Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health -- Volume 1. Practice Guide contains tools to assist in mental health screening, education, and health care management for infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21. The toolkit is divided into two sections, for health professionals and for families, and contains items such as assessment tools, checklists, sample forms and questions, and other tools. Each section is organized developmentally with tools to address specific problems and disorders. Topics covered include documentation for reimbursement, helping siblings adjust to a new baby, preparing children for school, the stages of substance and other abuse, child maltreatment, learning problems and disorders, and mood disorders.

Contact: Bright Futures at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9772 E-mail: brightfutures@ncemch.org Web Site: http://www.brightfutures.org/georgetown.html Available from the website. Document Number: BF0900-003 (2 v. set); ISBN 1-57285-073-6.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Adolescents, Assessment, Bright Futures, Child health supervision, Child health supervision, Child mental health, Consumer education materials, Developmental stages, Diagnosis, Guidelines, Infants, Mental health, Primary care, Psychosocial development, Resources for professionals, Socialization, Young children

Regalado M, Halfon N. 2002. Primary care services: Promoting optimal child development from birth to three years. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report defines and examines the evidence for the effectiveness of health services targeted at promoting optimal development in children from birth to three years of age. The services reviewed are provided in general pediatric settings as part of a routine well-child care and health supervision. The report begins with a review of health supervision guidelines for pediatricians, from the American Academy of Pediatricians and the Bright Futures project, along with the Commonwealth Healthy Steps Program and Zero to Three Developmental Specialist program. The second section provides results of a literature review on program efficacy, effectiveness, or cost effectiveness of services, and is categorized into four areas: assessment, education, intervention, and care coordination. The final section describes results and offers suggestions. Tables provide data on developmental services typology, assessments, education, and interventions. The report concludes with references.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child health services, Developmental screening, Early childhood development, Guidelines, Health supervision, Program evaluation, Young children

Green M, Palfrey JS, Clark EM, Anastasi JM, eds. 2001. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents pocket guide (2nd ed.)—2001 update. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 70 pp.

Annotation: This pocket guide summarizes the publication Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents, second edition, with updates for 2001. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Pfizer Pediatric Health]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Contact for cost information. Document Number: BF0900-002; ISBN 1-57285-068-X.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Guidelines, Health supervision, Infants

Green M,Palfrey JS, eds. 2001. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents (2nd ed.) (Rev.). Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 338 pp.

Annotation: These Bright Futures guidelines provide health professionals and families with practical information, effective preventive techniques, and health promotion materials. They are designed to be adapted to meet regional priorities, take advantage of community resources, and help health professionals organize their practices to meet their patient needs. The guidelines begin with a brief description of the Bright Futures program and an introduction to health supervision. Individual chapters focus on infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. Each chapter covers age-specific information about the preparation families can do before a health visit, strengths and issues of the age group, and developmental charts. Appendices include (1) the Bright Futures periodicity schedule, (2) medical history, (3) recommended immunization schedule, (4) hearing screening, (5) vision screening, (6) iron-deficiency anemia screening, (7) screening for elevated blood lead levels, (8) hyperlipidemia screening, (9) hypertension screening, (10) tooth eruption chart, (11) sexual maturity ratings, (12) sexually transmitted disease prevention and screening, (13) safe, quality child care, (14) a bibliography, and (15) a list of participants in the first edition of these guidelines. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan. Document Number: BF0902-001; ISBN 1-57285-070-1.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Bright Futures, Child health, Children, Community programs, Families, Guidelines, Health supervision, Infant health, Infants, Injury prevention, Patient care, Prevention services, Preventive health services, Psychosocial development, Regional factors

Anderson B, Cruz KA, Popper BK. 2000, 2005. Bright Futures family pocket guide: Raising healthy infants, children, and adolescents. Boston, MA: Family Voices, 100 pp.

Annotation: This pocket guide, based on Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, (2nd ed.), is a reference for families that highlights important child health topics. The pocket guide addresses what families might expect in the development of the child at various stages. Information is also given about health care, health care providers, and a list of resources is included. The guide is available in English and Spanish. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Family Voices, P.O. Box 37188, Albuquerque, NM 87176, Telephone: (505) 872-4774 Secondary Telephone: (888) 835-5669 Contact Phone: (617) 236-7210 Fax: (505) 872-4780 Contact Fax: (617) 572-2094 Contact E-mail: betsyand@fcsn.org Web Site: http://www.familyvoices.org

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education materials, Guidelines, Health supervision, Infants, Spanish language materials

Green M, Palfrey JS, eds. 2000. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents (2nd ed.). Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 338 pp., 1 CD-ROM.

Annotation: These Bright Futures guidelines provide health professionals and families with practical information, effective preventive techniques, and health promotion materials. They are designed to be adapted to meet regional priorities, take advantage of community resources, and help health professionals organize their practices to meet their patient needs. The guidelines begin with a brief description of the Bright Futures program and an introduction to health supervision. Individual chapters focus on infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. Each chapter covers age-specific information about the preparation families can do before a health visit, strengths and issues of the age group, and developmental charts. Appendices include (1) the Bright Futures periodicity schedule, (2) medical history, (3) recommended immunization schedule, (4) hearing screening, (5) vision screening, (6) iron-deficiency anemia screening, (7) screening for elevated blood lead levels, (8) hyperlipidemia screening, (9) hypertension screening, (10) tooth eruption chart, (11) sexual maturity ratings, (12) sexually transmitted disease prevention and screening, (13) safe, quality child care, (14) a bibliography, and (15) a list of participants in the first edition of these guidelines. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan. Document Number: BF0902-001; ISBN 1-57285-058-2.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Bright Futures, CD-ROMs, Child health, Children, Community programs, Families, Guidelines, Health supervision, Infant health, Infants, Injury prevention, Patient care, Prevention services, Preventive health services, Psychosocial development, Regional factors

Green M, Palfrey JS, Clark EM, Anastasi JM, eds. 2000. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents pocket guide (2nd ed.). Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 70 pp.

Annotation: This pocket guide summarizes the publication Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents, second edition. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Pfizer Pediatric Health]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan. Document Number: ISBN 1-57285-066-3.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Guidelines, Health supervision, Infants

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 2000. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents—Encounter forms for families (2nd ed.). Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 44 pp.

Annotation: These forms are based on Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents. The forms are meant to be used with the Bright Futures Encounter Forms for Health Professionals. They are intended to be handed to the family when they come in for a health supervision visit, and be filled in before the visit begins. The earlier edition is also available in Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Pfizer, Inc.]

Contact: Bright Futures at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9772 E-mail: brightfutures@ncemch.org Web Site: http://www.brightfutures.org/georgetown.html Available from the website. Document Number: BF0100-011.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Forms, Guidelines, Health supervision, Infants

Daisy S, Nelson A, Fortman K, Zimmerman D. 2000. Bright Futures, managed care, and child and adolescent health: A review and analysis of the literature. Washington, DC: American Association of Health Plans, 65 pp., exec. summ. (20 pp. ).

Annotation: This report discusses the findings of a literature review on the role of the Bright Futures programing in managed care and its provider networks. The report is divided into three chapters: serving the child and adolescent populations; pediatric care guidelines; and structural issues, evaluation, and MCO (managed care organization) models. Topics discussed include medical needs; managed care; pediatric guidelines use and review; integrated care; managed care models; and the evaluation of initiatives. The appendices provide information on the review process; Internet resources and telephone contacts; program descriptions; and managed care and school-based health centers.

Contact: America's Health Insurance Plans, 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., South Building, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, Telephone: (202) 778-3200 Fax: (202) 331-7487 E-mail: ahip@ahip.org Web Site: http://www.aahp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Bright Futures, Child health, Child health supervision, Children with special health care needs, Guidelines, Literature reviews, Managed care, Prevention services, Program descriptions, Program evaluation

National Institute for Health Care Management. 1998-. Bright Futures and managed care: Action brief. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management, irregular.

Annotation: This serial publication is produced to support semiannual forums on the Bright Futures program and managed care. These forums will discuss key issues in promoting children's health. The briefs provide summaries of the focus for each session. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Child health, Conferences, Guidelines, Health supervision, Managed care

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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.