Bright Futures​

With the HealthySteps approach, your team can streamline the implementation of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Bright Futures Guidelines and improve the quality of care patients receive.

Bright Futures is The Gold Standard

Bright Futures is a national health promotion and prevention initiative led by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The Bright Futures Guidelines provide theory-based and evidence-driven guidance for all preventive care screenings and well-child visits. 

The HealthySteps Approach Incorporates Bright Futures

Bright Futures is part of the HealthySteps model. By implementing the HealthySteps approach your team will also be able to streamline the implementation of Bright Futures, enhancing your work with children and families while supporting practice transformation and innovation.

Advance Team-Based Care

The success of Bright Futures implementation—and HealthySteps—requires everyone on the health care team to participate to improve the lives of babies, toddlers, and their families. By adding a HealthySteps Specialist to your team and deploying the HealthySteps approach, the entire practice, from the front desk to providers and data administrators, will be able to support comprehensive team-based care for all families with young children.

Improve the Quality of Your Care and Deliver Services More Efficiently

We know that pediatric primary care providers have a lot to accomplish in visits that can last just 15 minutes. With HealthySteps, you can accomplish the Bright Futures’ recommended services (disease detection, disease prevention, health promotion, and anticipatory guidance) and go beyond by offering all eight HealthySteps Core Components. HealthySteps will help you improve the quality of care you provide to your patients.

Prevent and Mitigate the Effects of Toxic Stress

Cutting edge practices use the HealthySteps approach because the AAP has recognized the promise of pediatric primary care beyond physical health, urging pediatric primary care providers to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in their practices as well as the effects of toxic stress and poverty.

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