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Bright Futures

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.



No Hit Zones

A No Hit Zone is an environment in which “no adult shall hit another adult, no adult shall hit a child, no child shall hit an adult and no child shall hit another child.” The Kentucky Chapter,
American Academy of Pediatrics has created a No Hit Zone Toolkit, that you can view here.

Article from AAP: Creating a safe place for pediatric care: A no hit zone.


Healthier Pregnancy Initiative

The Healthier Pregnancy Initiative is focused on providing tools and techniques for health care providers and clinics to increase the uptake and quality of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended and Affordable Care Act-covered preventive services for pre and perinatal patients. Their website includes patient clinical vignettes, in-depth presentations, fact sheets, and tools focusing on the following six preventive services: tobacco, alcohol, depression, intimate partner violence, obesity, and breastfeeding, as well as information on the principles of Trauma-Informed Care.


CDC– National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (2010 Summary Report)

The primary objectives of the national Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey were to describe the prevalence and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence (IPV); describe who is most likely to experience these forms of violence; describe the patterns and impact of the violence experienced by specific perpetrators; and describe the health consequences of these forms of violence. View the report here.