The AAP encourages the continuity of health care and supervision from birth through adulthood.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released its 2022 Bright Futures/AAP recommendations for preventive pediatric health care, also known as the Periodicity Schedule, adding recommendations to screen for depression and suicide risk to align with other existing guidance from AAP and other health care organizations.
The “2022 Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care,” will be published in the July 2022 Pediatrics (published online June 21). The recommendations describe the screenings and assessments recommended at each well-child visit from infancy through adolescence, acknowledging that they are designed for the care of healthy children who are developing in a satisfactory fashion.
The 2022 Periodicity Schedule updates also include:
The Periodicity Schedule will be updated on the AAP.org website (www.aap.org/periodicityschedule).
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.