What is Bright Futures?
Bright Futures is a national health promotion and prevention initiative, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The mission of Bright Futures is to promote and improve the health, education, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, families, and communities.
Bright Futures is a set of principles, strategies, and tools that are theory based, evidence driven, and systems oriented to improve and advocate for the health and well-being of all children through culturally appropriate interventions to address current and emerging health promotion needs at the patient, family, clinical practice, community, health system, and policy levels.
Each Well Child Check has 5 components:
Concerns of the Family - This is the first priority of our Providers. We want and need your input to ensure appropriate care of your child.
Disease Prevention - This includes immunizations, discussion about what is healthy for your child’s age, and advising on appropriate behaviors and habits for both child and family.
Disease Detection - By using personal surveillance and standardized screening, Providers are able to detect and treat issues as they arise.
Health Promotion - In each Well Child visit, we want to focus on you family’s strengths and assets to help you do your best.
Guidance - Our providers will assess developmental milestones and emerging issues and provide timely advice appropriate to your child and relevant to your family.
Physical examinations, immunizations, screening tools, medical history, and discussion with the family all help our Providers deliver the best care for your child. Providers may also distribute educational materials, make recommendations based on findings from the appointment, or refer you for additional follow up. Our priority is always the health and well being of your child and family!