Presenting key information from the Guidelines, the Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents - Pocket Guide serves as a quick reference tool and training resource for health care professionals. It summarizes each visit - developmental observation, physical exam, medical screening, immunizations, and anticipatory guidance.
Bright Futures is a set of principles, strategies, and tools that are theory based, evidence driven, and systems oriented that can be used to improve the health and well-being of all children through culturally appropriate interventions that address their current and emerging health promotion needs at the family, clinical practice, community, health system, and policy levels. This latest update is based on the 3rd edition with additional features, enhanced functionality and ongoing updates!
- Highlights 10 cross-cutting child health topics that are discussed in depth in the Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents.
- These themes are important to families and health care professionals in their mission to promote the health and well-being of all children.
- Outlines activities that are vital to achieving the health goals of the Children's Health Charter, setting forth specific guidance to
# Increase family knowledge, skills, and participation in health-promoting and prevention activities.
# Address the needs of children and youth with special health care needs through enhanced identification and services.
# Enhance health care professionals' knowledge, skills, and practice of developmentally appropriate health care in the context of family and community.
# Promote desired social, developmental, and health outcomes of infants, children, and adolescents.
# Foster partnerships between families, health care professionals, and communities.
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