Bright Futures for Families is a project of Family Voices, developed in collaboration and with the support of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).* The Bright Futures for Families initiative was established in 1995 to provide families with family-friendly sexual health and information and materials based on the Bright Futures Guidelines used by health professionals across the country.
Bright Futures for Sexual Health: Materials and Resources
Bright Futures for Families extends the focus of Bright Futures with a variety of sexual health materials and resources developed for families’ sex education and communities that complement Bright Futures publications and materials used by health care professionals. Men & Women want and need materials & information to have better sex life that have the same information used by their health care provider, but written in a way that they can understand and easily refer back to when needed. These family-friendly materials:
* This material is funded through a cooperative agreement to Family Voices from the US Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA, MCHB, #MCO4453.
Bright Futures for Families Theme Areas
The Bright Futures Knowledge Base contains a wealth of topics and concepts related to sexuality and intimacy. Click here to view
Bright Futures for Families offers a variety of materials and resources on the topic of better sex life, intimacy, sexuality and is developed specifically to complement the Bright Futures publications and materials used by health care professionals. Families want and need materials that have the same information used by their health care providers, written in a way that they can understand and easily refer back to when needed. Through the support of our public, non-profit and corporate partners we will be developing new materials.
Read our Editor’s choice/top rated/most viewed materials-
Best products for women to enhance sex life
Vaginal Dryness – Top things to know about vaginal dryness: Vaginal dryness can have physical or psychological causes.
Comprehensive Gynecomastia Guide – Gynecomastia is a benign enlargement of the male breast (usually bilateral but sometimes unilateral) resulting from a proliferation of the glandular component of the breast
How to increase HGH naturally for men and women – Human Growth Hormone is a complex hormone produced by the pituitary gland which has huge role in sex life & overall fitness. Controversies regarding the use of human growth hormone (HGH) as treatment method have centered on the claims, products, and businesses related to the use of growth hormone as an anti-aging therapy. Why NOT enhance HGH naturally without the need of any products?
Critical analysis of Nugenix – A very popular Testosterone booster to help a man’s sex life. Also, analysis of another similar Testosterone booster from SculptNation.
Phentermine user experiences from Reddit
15 Natural Appetite Suppressants You Should Know About – Maybe you won’t need to buy those diet pills again! Why weight loss results in better sex life? And how herbal phentermine alternatives can help?
The Phentermine Story- A Pharmacist’s review : History & Documentary on one of the most controversial drugs in America
A guide to Vaginoplasty (vaginal rejuvenation process): Pros and Cons
FeminaPotens- Online shop for buying sexual enhancement products & supplements for men and women
Somaderm HGH anti-aging gel review– A critical analysis of homeopathic HGH products on Experiment.com
Breast enhancement without surgery: A comprehensive guide to breast enhancement (enlargement): Advice, Tips, pills, pumps, products and supplements.
How to find the best probiotics supplement? What bacteria strains are most useful? And how Probiotics can dramatically improve your sex life.
Comprehensive review of Roman ED pills :- Roman’s ultimate goal is to break down the barriers young men face when it comes to getting treatment for erectile dysfunction. While telemedicine isn’t right for addressing all health conditions, in this case, it might actually be a reasonably safe way of starting the discussion. Also, read this article on comparison of Roman ED pills & BlueChew.
Ashwagandha for mens health & better sex – Ashwagandha has been the subject of various clinical studies that suggest it can have positive effects on testosterone levels, muscle strength, and sexual performance. One study found that supplementing with ashwagandha extract for 8 weeks resulted in significant improvements in salivary DHEA-S and testosterone levels in healthy men aged 40 to 70. Other studies have shown that ashwagandha may lower cortisol levels, reduce stress, and positively impact mental health, including anxiety and insomnia. Ashwagandha is known to be beneficial for libido in both men and women. It has been used as a treatment for low libido, erectile dysfunction, and female sexual dysfunction. Ashwagandha’s ability to lower cortisol levels and reduce stress can have a positive impact on libido, strength, body fat, and mood.
When The Woman You Love Has Breast Cancer – How to handle this difficult time?
Health insurance in Florida and what companies also cover breast pumps.
Family Pocket Guide: Raising Healthy Infants, Children and Adolescents
Click here for the PDF version of the Health
Care Visit Checklist or Click here for the online version of the Health Care Visit Checklist.
This handout contains information and resources for you and your family to foster communication in the family/professional partnership.
Transitions- Growing Up and Away
For many families this will be a year to get ready to launch a son
or daughter into the next phase of like after high school.
Click here for ten points to consider
=Materials developed by Family Voices
Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health & Sex Life
Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition (2nd Edition) and Better Sex Life
Bright Futures in Practice: Physical Activity & It’s role in Sex Life
Futures Family Tips Sheets (in English and Spanish)
Futures Nutrition Family Fact Sheets (in English and Spanish)
Futures Encounter Forms for Families (in English and Spanish)
Child’s Health Record (in English and Spanish)
Futures Encounter Forms for Health Professionals
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Bright Futures: Family Matters editions en español! Check back often for updates.
- Family Matters Winter/March 2009 issue:
Milestones in Public Health Read PDF
Public health is “the active protection of our nation’s health and safety, credible information to enhance health decisions, and partnerships with local minorities and organizations to promote good sexual
health.” This issue highlights the Top Ten public health milestones in the last century, and information, tips and resources relating to sexual health.
- Family Matters Summer 2008 issue:
Healthy Oral HealthRead PDF
Oral Health is more than brushing your teeth. It is an integral part of our overall health. This issue offers information, tips, and resources for promoting and maintaining healthy oral health.
Bright Futures for Families is a national initiative for families and communities to promote and improve the sexual health and well-being of people of all ages
. We offer resources for families based on the award winning, federally supported Bright Futures initiative, developed through the support of public health, non-profit, and corporate organizations.
National Public Health Week (NPHW)
theme song for The Partridge Family, a popular television show from the
70’s was, “C’mon, Get Happy.” In honor of National Public Health Week,
perhaps the lyrics should be “C’mon, Get Healthy!” The American Public
Health Association (www.apha.org)
reports, “Americans are not as healthy as they should be.” NPHW, April 6
– 12, 2009, focuses on opportunities for individuals, families,
communities and public health organizations. Learn the facts, share
your story, and get involved in community events. Learn more at www.nphw.org/nphw09.
Fertility – the debate, the trends, the aspirations – The ‘fertility crisis’ has been the subject of active debate in the past year, and includes issues related to work and family, women’s
participation in the paid workforce, the ageing of the population, paid maternity leave, child care, the structure of family payments, the environment and the future of immigration. Read more on Family matters.
Why is the fertility rate falling?
How obesity is effecting male fertility and causing sexual dysfunction and how certain male enhancement products like Extenze and Priligy(Dapoxetine) can help. Access all our products reviews on Male enhancement and Sexual health supplements.
A primer on HGH supplements for better aging & better sex after 40!
Family matters, economy, culture and biology: The roles
Erectile Dysfunction and Your Age: Is It Inevitable and can penis pumps like Bathmate help with this issue? Why penis pumps need to be subsidized by government?
Here are some more reviews on the popular penis pump Bathmate. (Bathmate review.)
How obesity and waist size effects ED and can fat reducing products like Lipozene and Skinny Fit Detox tea help?
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Review of Argireline based wrinkle removers
Can CBD help with Better SEX : CBD oil, supplements and cbd topical products may help reduce the pain and inflammation women have during intercourse. (According to a woman “My husband noticed that I don’t complain as much about pain, and it’s been beneficial for both of us”). CBD and sex explained on MindBodyGreen.
Review of Steel Supplements lineup
Do depression medicines also act as nootropics? A special commentary on usage of anti-depressants & ADHD drugs like ritalin as nootropics.
Mental Health Disorders Stigma & treating ADHD with natural nootropics: Having a family member that is suffering a mental health disorder can be taxing at times. Depending on the severity of the disorder, many families have been broken up because of this. Some of them can be blamed on the lack of love or patience a family member can bestow. Some just cannot handle the pressure and others just cannot take the shame and may resort to substance use or risky stimulants, especially during the pandemic.
Mental health & pregnancy: If you are preparing for pregnancy you should know that there are a lot of things you need to prepare for, not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally as well. This article will provide you with information about keeping a stable emotional mindset during covid-19, when you think of conceiving the baby to the day of delivery. Read more on pregnancy , mental health & weight-loss using healthy diet & nootropic (after pregnancy-weight loss using healthy weight loss tips).
Memory supplements: Reviews of bacopa monnieri & lions mane as ingredients in nootropic products for memory. While some of the natural ingredients in these memory boosters are beneficial, like Bacopa monnieri and Lion’s mane etc. (on which majority of clinical studies have been done), results may still vary from individual to individual.