Bright Futures

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About Bright Futures | For Providers | For Families |  Education on BF Topics | BF and Policy

Bright Futures is a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative developed by the Health Resources and Service Administration with the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Bright Futures seeks to improve the health and well-being of children through culturally competent approaches to addressing both current and emerging health promotion needs at the family, clinical practice, community, health system, and policy levels.  Bright Futures is considered the gold standard for pediatric care because it encompasses a set of principles, strategies, and tools that are theory-based, evidence-driven, and systems-oriented.

ICAAP is partnering with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) to promote Bright Futures as a standard of care in Illinois, to assist in integrating Bright Futures into state programs, and to improve awareness of Bright Futures among primary care providers, families, and advocates.  To learn more about the national Bright Futures initiative or to download resources for providers, families, and advocates, visit the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures site.

About Bright Futures

Learn about ICAAP’s Bright Futures project and its goals and activities.

Bright Futures for Providers

Access information about Bright Futures recommendations, including the periodicity schedule, guidelines, tool and resource kit, and quality improvement resources.

Bright Futures for Families

Find links to Bright Futures resources for families including fact sheets, educational handouts, pre-visit questionnaires, and more.

Education on Bright Futures Topics

View educational videos, frequently asked questions and articles about specific Bright Futures topics including preschool vision screening.

Bright Futures and Policy

Find resources that explain the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as the impact of the law on children and providers.


For more information about ICAAP’s active Child Development Initiatives, visit the Child Development webpage.