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What the Experts Say

“[Bright Futures] is a superb and visionary document [that] offers a comprehensive and practical response to the psychosocial and biomedical needs of today’s infants, children, and adolescents. . . . [Bright Futures is] a landmark document for children and adolescents. . . .”
Betty Lowe, MD
American Academy of Pediatrics

NCEMCH has embraced the suggestions of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners [NAPNAP], significantly expanding the scope of Bright Futures materials to meet current needs in pediatric nursing. A survey of NAPNAP members found that 91% of respondents were familiar with Bright Futures and found them effective resources for clinical, teaching and family settings.
Julie C. Novak, DNSc, RN, MA, CPNP
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners

“This excellent resource [Bright Futures] provides comprehensive nutrition information in a unique framework. The Bright Futures approach has the potential to revitalize the way that nutrition services are offered to WIC participants.”
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

“It is my privilege to offer on behalf of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation enthusiastic endorsement for Bright Futures."
Richard B. Johnson, Jr.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

“The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs [AMCHP] is pleased to endorse this important document. Given the pressing need for up-to-date child health guidelines as both the nation and individual states work to reform health care delivery and financing, AMCHP urges dissemination of Bright Futures as soon as possible.”
Catherine A. Hess, MSW
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

“Bright Futures offers health care providers a concise ‘snapshot’ of children at various stages of development with suggested approaches to working with the parents or caretakers to foster the healthy development of children and their families. The format of Bright Futures makes it a useful tool to prompt health care providers as they work with children and their families.”
Virginia Trotter Betts, JD, MSN, RN
American Nurses Association

“The American Dietetic Association fully supports Bright Futures. We look forward to working with Bright Futures to develop and promote materials and information for nutritional professionals.”
Susan T. Borra, RD
American Dietetic Association

“Bright Futures’ focus on the holistic health needs of children and the goals and content of Healthy People 2000 are priorities of the National PTA.”
Kathryn Whitfill
National Congress of Parents and Teachers

“The National Association of Hispanic Nurses is impressed with the Bright Futures materials and is pleased that many of these materials, especially those for families, are available in Spanish.”
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, RN, PhD, FAAN
National Association of Hispanic Nurses

“On behalf of the National Association of School Nurses I am pleased to support Bright Futures. . . . [the guidelines will] be useful as a resource to the school health nurse.”
Beverly Farquhar, RN, BS, CSN
National Association of School Nurses, Inc.

“The collaboration between American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry [AAPD] and NCEMCH ensured that the Bright Futures guidelines reflected the latest in pediatric oral health, and AAPD’s Board of Directors agreed to the placement of a banner on the cover stating that the guidelines were consistent with those of the AAPD."
Paul A. Kennedy, Jr., DDS, MS
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry