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About This Site: History

The Pediatrics in Practice Health Promotion Curriculum emerged from the tenets of Bright Futures, a heath promotion/illness prevention initiative whose mission is “to promote and improve the health, education, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, families, and communities” through the development of educational materials for health professionals and families. The materials emphasize the need to focus on the child in the context of her/his family and the community where s/he lives. An overarching goal of Bright Futures is to integrate health promotion into daily clinical practice.

This national initiative was established by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Health Care Financing Administration’s Medicaid bureau in the early 1990’s. Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents was first published in 1994 and then updated in 2000 and 2002. A number of other resource materials quickly followed. A Bright Futures Health Promotion Workgroup, composed of pediatricians, educators, parents, and nurses, was formed in 1998 with the charge of developing a health promotion curriculum that addresses the key skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for child health professionals to integrate Bright Futures’ tenets into daily clinical practice.


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