Bright Futures

Assessment Health and Wellness

Prevention and Health Promotion for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Their Families

Bright Futures is a national health promotion and prevention initiative, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and supported in part by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Bright Futures at Georgetown University is involved in promoting the Bright Futures philosophy and developing Bright Futures materials, and a number of resources can be found on their site, including:

  • The publication, Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th Edition
  • Bright Futures in Practice training tools, that cover topics such as nutrition, physical activity, and mental health
  • Distance learning on: Physical Activity, Nutrition, Oral Health, Cultural & Linguistic Competence, Early Childhood Development & Mental Health, Health Promotion & Disease/Injury Prevention
  • Family resources in English and Spanish

The AAP Bright Futures website also offers resources for professionals and families.