We are pleased to announce the November 2022 installment of Bright Futures eNews.
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Bright Futures Highlights
Public Comment Opportunity: Bright Futures/AAP Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care (Periodicity Schedule): Deadline December 2, 2022
A Federal Register Notice has been posted to announce a public comment opportunity, open for 30 days, related to one (1) proposed update to the Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule. Comment as an individual or on behalf of your organization. This review is web-based, and the AAP will take comments into consideration.
Bright Futures: Health Equity Resources for Health Care Profession
The Bright Futures National Center is pleased to announce new health equity resources for health care professionals.
Bright Futures: Health Equity Resources for Health Care Professionals
This new compendium of health equity resources includes tips and tools to prepare pediatric health care professionals to address the impact of racism, bias, and discrimination on the health and well-being of their patients and families. Pediatric health care professionals can use these resources in their practice/professional setting, for use in training, and for their own professional learning. These resources are designed to be used together, as a series, or as individual resources, based on the needs of the pediatric health care professional. For more detailed information, please refer to the Introduction: How to Use These Resources document.
Hard Copies of Bright Futures Resources Are Available
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New Clinical Implementation Tip Sheets & Bright Futures/AAP Resource List
The Bright Futures National Center published 4 new clinical implementation tip sheets and updated the Bright Futures/AAP resource list. These new tip sheets offer practical advice to help you integrate the Bright Futures approach, tools, and resources into your daily practice. The new tip sheets address the following:
- Practical Tips for Promoting Relational Health
- Promoting Healthy Development of Sexuality and Gender Identity
- Promoting Physical Activity
- Promoting Safety and Injury Prevention
Bright Futures Family Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition
The Bright Futures Family Pocket Guide: Raising Healthy Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition, was written by families for families to share important health promotion information and activities in a family-friendly, accessible way. Family Voices and the Bright Futures National Center co-created this new pocket guide to help families and health care professionals work together to promote the health and wellness of children. The Bright Futures Family Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition, is based on the Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th Edition. This new family pocket guide can be viewed online and downloaded in both English and Spanish. Visit the webpage to watch an introductory video and access both clinician and family-friendly tip sheets.
CATCH 2023 Call for Proposals Now Open: Deadline January 23, 2023
The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program, flagship initiative of the AAP, supports pediatric clinicians to lead innovative, community-based projects that increase children’s access to optimal health or well-being. The Call for Proposals for funding through the CATCH program opened on November 1, 2022, with applications due on January 23, 2023.
CATCH grants–including CATCH Planning, CATCH Implementation, and CATCH Resident grants—are open to AAP member pediatricians and resident trainees in US and Canadian AAP chapters. Pediatricians and residents with innovative ideas to plan or implement initiatives that address critical child health issues in their local communities may apply for $10,000 and $2,000, respectively. The Resident Call for Proposals guidelines includes additional targeted funding opportunities on 12 topics. Browse the Community Pediatrics Funded Project list to learn about more than 300 community based projects funded from 2017 to the present and review over 30 recent CATCH projects’ impacts in the CATCH Poster Hall. Further information can be found at www.aap.org/catch and by reaching out to your Chapter CATCH Facilitators, District Resident Liaisons, and AAP CATCH staff.
AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Conversations About Care
Listen to the latest Conversations About Care podcast episode, Going Beyond Race: A Conversation on Eliminating Race-based Medicine. Dr. Hassink is joined by Dr. Joe Wright, Chair of the Board Committee on Equity, and author of the Eliminating Race-based Medicine policy statement. During their conversation, Dr. Wright shares the importance of understanding race as a social construct and how pediatricians should consider other social determinants of health, as well as the lived experience when advising and making clinical decisions for patients. Be sure to check out the associated resources for this episode!
Addressing Equity for Black CYSHCN
The National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home (NRC-PFCMH) is offering a FREE PediaLink course that examines factors impacting equitable health care for Black children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). This 2-hour course covers the following topics:
- Historical Trauma of Racism and Ableism in Pediatric Medicine
- Increasing Equitable Care for Black CYSHCN Through Medical Home
- Intentionally Engage Black Fathers in their Children’s Care
- Systems of Care for Black CYSHCN
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Visit Shop AAP Link to access the course.
AAP EHDI 1-3-6 Guidance for Medical Home Providers
The AAP Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program is excited to share an updated resource for pediatric clinicians and other partners caring for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) and their families. The 1-3-6 Guidance for Medical Home Providers is an algorithm with clear and simplified guidance for hearing screening follow-up, audiology referrals, as well as discussing intervention services. For more information on the AAP EHDI program, visit aap.org/ehdi.
Early Relational Health Pages
Early relational health is a framework that explores the role of early relationships and experiences in healthy development across a child’s lifetime. Relationships, especially in the early years, are biological necessities to build a foundation for lifelong growth and development. Check out the new Early Relational Health resources such as:
- Promoting Safe, Secure, Nurturing Relationships
- Watch and Learn How to Support Early Relational Health in Practice
- Assessment of Social Emotional Development and Protective Factors
- Addressing Social Health and Early Childhood Wellness (ASHEW) Initiative
Webpage Available on Children with Medical Complexity
A new AAP.org webpage on focuses on children with medical complexity. The page includes information on care improvement initiatives and practical clinical resources you can implement in your practice, along with resources for families.
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