Bright Futures for Families offers a variety of materials and resources developed specifically for families 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 DrynessTop things to know about vaginal dryness: Vaginal dryness can have physical or psychological causes.

Comprehensive Gynecomastia GuideGynecomastia is a benign enlargement of the male breast (usually bilateral but sometimes unilateral) resulting from a proliferation of the glandular component of the breast

Snoring mouthpiece reviews – And why should or should not one use them?

How to increase HGH naturally for men and women – Human Growth Hormone is a complex hormone produced by the pituitary gland. 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

15 Natural Appetite Suppressants You Should Know About – Maybe you won’t need to buy those diet pills again!

Comprehensive Guide on HcG injections – HcG Diet involves use of the hormone HCG to reduce appetite and cause weight loss. Should families be interested in this treatment?

A guide to Vaginoplasty (vaginal rejuvenation process): Pros and Cons

Breast enhancement without surgery: A guide to best breast enhancement (enlargement) pills, pumps, products and supplements

How to find the best probiotics supplement? What bacteria strains are most useful?

Critical Evaluation of Skinny Fit Detox Tea:- Can this popular diet product make you lose weight?

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.

When The Woman You Love Has Breast Cancer – How to handle this difficult time?


Family Pocket Guide: Raising Healthy Infants, Children and Adolescents

Bright Futures Pocket Guide - English
Bright Futures Pocket Guide - Espanol



The Family Pocket Guide covers:

  • How to choose and work with a health care provider
  • How your child grows from birth to age 21
  • What will happen at each health care visit
  • What to expect when your child gets older and more

To get a complimentary copy of the Family Pocket Guide,
contact the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Information
Center at (888) ASK-HRSA or (888)275-4772. Please reference #MCHN022 for
the Pocket Guide (English) or #MCHN00187 for the Pocket Guide (Spanish). To get more information about
bulk order possibilities contact us.

Health Care Visit Checklist for all Children Including Children with Special
Health Care Needs

Health Care Visit Checklist developed by Family Voices


A child’s health visit is a key time for families and
health care providers to share information and observations about
the child’s development. This checklist helps
families prepare for health visits so that they can develop a
good relationship with their child’s health care provider.


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.

For information on how to obtain bulk orders of the Health Care
Visit Checklist please contact us.

Family + Health Care Professionals = Partners for Healthy Children

Family Partnership

Families make health decisions for their children every day. Ideally,
they know the importance of immunizations and regular check-ups.
They understand that good health depends on family routines, including
healthy meals, physical activity, and discipline. And, families work with
health care professionals to build the strong partnerships that are so important
in supporting healthy children.

This handout contains information and resources for you and your family to foster communication in the family/professional partnership.

Click here for the PDF version of Partners for Healthy Children.

For information on how to obtain bulk orders of Partners for Healthy Children please contact us.

Click here for Family TalkcardsFamily
TalkcardsFamily Talkcards developed by Family Voices

Group discussion game designed to
bring Bright Futures concepts to families to bridge the gap between
guidelines and practice. The intent of the Talkcards is to encourage
families to share parenting ideas and strategies so others will have a range of options to think about when
making their own decisions.

For information on how to obtain the Family Talk
Cards please contact us.

Futures: Family MattersHeart
A free electronic newsletter for families and professionals about news, information, and activities in the maternal and child health community.
To subscribe, send an email to Bev Baker-Ajene.

Family Matters
2009 issues (in PDF format)
2008 issues (in PDF format)
2007 issues (in PDF format)
2006 issues (in PDF format)
2005 issues (in PDF format)
2004 issues (in PDF format)
2003 issues (in PDF format)
2002 issues (in PDF format)
2001 issues (in PDF format)


Transitions- Growing Up and AwayHeart
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
(HTML version).
Click here
(PDF version).



Graphic of Family Voices materials
=Materials developed by Family Voices

Bright Futures Health Professional
Available from The American Academy of Pediatrics

(click on any title below for more information and how to order)

American Academy of Pediatric Bright Futures
Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children,
and Adolescents (2nd ed., Revised) and Pocket Guide

Futures in Practice: Mental Health, Volume I & II

Futures in Practice: Nutrition (2nd Edition) and Pocket Guide

Futures in Practice: Physical Activity

Additional Bright Futures Materials
Available from
The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health

(click on any title below for more information and how to order)

Bright Futures at Georgetown University
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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