Well-Child Care Toolkit

Acknowledgments

school childrenThe Well-Child Care curriculum was developed by Bright Futures at Georgetown University, with the support of the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). As one of the distance learning projects funded by the Bureau's MCH Training Program, the curriculum reflects the leadership and commitment of Laura Kavanagh, M.P.P., chief of the MCH Training Branch, and Audrey M. Koertvelyessy, M.S.N., F.N., F.N.P., project officer.

Building on the extraordinary efforts of previous initiatives, partners, and publications, the Bright Futures Well-Child Care curriculum translates the pediatric preventive recommendations found on the printed pages of the Bright Futures guidelines (including the latest information from the Bright Futures Guidelines Third Edition, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics) into an interactive distance learning curriculum.

The Well-Child Care Curriculum Team:

  • John T. Richards, Principal Investigator

  • Jeanne M. Anastasi, Bright Futures Program Specialist

  • Eileen M. Clark, Bright Futures Program Specialist

  • Robert L. Lederer, M.D., Health Consultant

  • Mindy Nash, Web Developer and Technical Lead

  • Michael K. Wilkinson, Technical Developer

A number of reviewers and contributors provided valuable insight and suggestions for the curriculum, including:

  • Betsy Anderson, Family Voices

  • The Bright Futures Education Center and the Bright Futures Pediatric Implementation Project at the American Academy of Pediatrics, especially:

    • Jane Bassewitz, Manager, Bright Futures Education Center

    • Darcy Steinberg-Hastings, Director, Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Preventive Services and the Bright Futures Education Center

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:

    • Conan Davis, D.M.D., M.P.H., Chief Dental Officer

    • Cynthia L. Ruff, Health Insurance Specialist

    • Jerry Zelinger, M.D., Medicaid Advisor

  • The District of Columbia's Partnership to Improve Children's Healthcare Quality (DC PICHQ) and the DC Medical Assistance Administration (DC MAA):

    • Nathaniel Beers, MD, MPA, Medical Director, Children's Health Center

    • Matthew Levy, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Community Pediatrics, Georgetown University Hospital/MedStarHealth

    • Vince Schuyler, BS-PHN, Diplomate, ABDA, Director, DC PICHQ

    • Mark Weissman, MD, Chief, Division of General Pediatrics and Community Health

    • Bette Wolf, Chief, Office of Children and Families, DC MAA

    • Robert Zarr, MD, MPH, Chief of Pediatrics, Unity Health Center

  • Phil Edwards, Director, Division of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Health, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

  • Wendy A. Jones, Research Instructor, National Center for Cultural Competence

  • Maryland Healthy Kids Program Nurse Consultants:

    • Marti Grant, R.N., M.A.

    • Charlene Harven, R.N. M.P.A.

    • Sarah Reese-Carter, R.N., B.S.N.

    • Jacqueline Richter, R.N., B.S.N.

    • Johnna Watson, R.N., B.S.N.

  • The Maternal and Child Health Library staff

  • The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center staff

  • Jaime Resnick, M.H.S., MCHB

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