Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents
  • 3rd Ed.
  • 2008
  • © The American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Joseph F. Hagan Jr MD, FAAP; Judith S. Shaw RN, MPH, EdD; Paula M. Duncan MD, FAAP
  • 1-58110-223-2 / 978-1-58110-223-9
  • Pediatrics, Nursing


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Now the authoritative AAP Guidelines for Health Supervision III is combined with the practical approach Bright Futures delivers. The result: an updated, highly efficient system to help you provide better health care.

The new 3rd edition includes the most current recommendations for the top 10 areas of child development and the most current well child supervision standards.

Bright Futures is a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative that addresses children's health needs in the context of family and community. In addition to use in pediatric practice, many states implement Bright Futures principles, guidelines and tools to strengthen the connections between state and local programs, pediatric primary care, families, and local communities. Whether you are a health care or public health professional, a parent or a child advocate, Bright Futures offers many different resources for your use in improving and maintaining the health of all children and adolescents.

The centerpiece of Bright Futures is a comprehensive set of health supervision guidelines developed by multidisciplinary child health experts-ranging from providers and researchers to parents and other child advocates-that provide a framework for well-child care from birth to age 21. These guidelines are designed to present a single standard of care and a common language based on a model of health promotion and disease prevention.


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