Bright Futures

Preventive Services Improvement Project (Pre-SIP)

Bright Futures is a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative that addresses children’s health needs in the context of family and community. Commonly used in pediatric practice, many states also incorporate Bright Futures principles, guidelines and tools to strengthen the connections between state and local programs, pediatric primary care, families and local communities.

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance Bright Futures implementation at the practice, family, community and state levels, the AAP is leading a new initiative – a quality improvement (QI) state-based learning collaborative to create sustainable state to local improvement infrastructure to achieve awareness and improvement in the preventive health outcomes of children based on Bright Futures. The initiative aims to:

  • Encourage enduring partnerships and collect lessons learned between 4 AAP Chapters (New Jersey, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia), and their affiliated state agencies/organizations and selected practices (including parent leaders) to create a system to support and enhance Bright Futures implementation and spread at the state level.
  • Facilitate a QI collaborative in NJ to implement the Bright Futures Guidelines for health supervision visits birth to age 3 (focusing on 9 and 24 month well visits) in each practice with focus in areas of:
    • Oral Health
    • Safe Sleep
    • Developmental Screening
    • Breastfeeding
  • Facilitate practice teams achieving measurable improvements in health supervision care with participating practices based on the Bright Futures measures.

For more information about Bright Futures, visit www.AAP.org