Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th Edition is an essential resource that provides health care professionals​ with updated background and recommendations for pediatric health promotion, health supervision and anticipatory guidance for 31 age-based visits. The 4th Edition builds upon previous editions with thoroughly revised and updated content that reflects the latest research. It presents a new focus ​on the social determinants of health and on lifelong physical and mental health. The Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule​ presents (in chart form) the screenings, assessments, physical examinations, procedures and timing of anticipatory guidance recommended for each age-based visit in the Bright ​Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition.

​​Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule: Trusted for its Evidence-informed Content

These recommendations in the Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule represent a consensus by the AAP and Bright Futures. The AAP continues to emphasize the great importance of continuity of care in comprehensive health supervision and the need to avoid fragmentation of care.

For implementation and coding information for each visit on the Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule, please see the Bright Futures and Preventive Medicine Coding Fact Sheet.

The Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition​  is available below to download for review and reference purposes only. Visit ShopAAP to purchase it in paperback and eBook formats​​.​​​​​

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