Well-Child Care Toolkit

Toolkit: Resources for Providers

Agencies and Organizations

National Centers and Agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - A to Z Index | Diseases and Conditions Index

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

HealthFinder.gov Health Topics A to Z

Health Resources and Services Administration

Institute of Medicine

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Professional Organizations

Academic Pediatric Association

American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Family Practitioners

American Academy of Pediatrics

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

National Association of School Nurses, Inc.

Society for Adolescent Medicine

Society of Pediatric Nurses


Cultural and Linguistic Competence


Health Practitioner Assessment (National Center for Cultural Competence)

bullet Improving Patient Care: Cultural Competence (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Culture Specific Websites

Culture Clues™: University of Washington Medical Center


EthnoMed: University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center

healthfinder: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Indian Health Service (IHS) (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Office of Minority Health (OMH) (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Refugee Health - Immigrant Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Culturally Sensitive Staffing

Interview Questions for Hiring Staff and Professionals with Diversity Awareness (Industry Collaboration Effort (ICE) Cultural and Linguistic Workgroup)

It All Starts at the Front Desk (PDF) (National Center for Cultural Competence)

Health Promotion Materials

Guide to Choosing and Adapting Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Promotion Materials (PDF) ( National Center for Cultural Competence )

Health Education Materials (Healthy Roads Media)

Multilingual Health Information Publications (NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service)

Interpretors/Interpretation Associations

National Council on Interpreting in Health Care

Professional Members of The Translators and Interpreters Guild

American Translators Association

Language Tools

Language Identification Flashcard (PDF) (U.S. Census Bureau)

Interpretive Services Poster (Florida Department of Economic Opportunity)

Materials Translated into Multiple Languages

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Consumer Health Information

Twenty Four Languages

Patient Documents

University of Michigan Health System, Interpreter Services

Spanish Language Materials

Bright Futures at Georgetown University

Family Voices

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library at Georgetown University

National Center for Cultural Competence



Cultural Competence

Curricula Enhancement Module Series (National Center for Cultural Competence)

A Family Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care(Office of Minority Health)

Physician Toolkit and Curriculum: Resources to Implement Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines For Medicaid Practitioners (PDF) (Office of Minority Health)

Growth Assessment

Growth Charts Training (Maternal and Child Health Bureau)

Use and Interpretation of the WHO and CDC Growth Charts for Children from Birth to 20 Years in the Unites States (CDC, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity)

Health Promotion

Pediatrics in Practice logo Health Promotion: Promoting Health and Preventing Illness (Developed by the Bright Futures Health Promotion Work Group)

Oral Health

Health Professional’s Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management (National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center)

Open Wide: Curriculum for Health Professionals (National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center)

Mental Health

Maternal Distress in the Perinatal Period and Child Outcomes


Guidelines and Recommendations

bulletEvaluation and Management Services (2009)

bullet1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services

bullet1995 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services (PDF) (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

bullet Quick Reference Guide to Pediatric Coding and Documentation. A Companion to Coding for Pediatrics (2nd ed.). (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

bullet EMR Review Project ( The American Academy of Pediatrics, Council on Clinical Information Technology)

bullet Guidance about EMRs and an EMR e-mail discussion list (The American Academy of Family Physicians, Center for Health Information Technology)

Overview of the EMR issues

HIPAA/Billing Codes

Learn more about HIPAA

bullet HIPAA Resources from the Family Practice Management Toolkit (The American Academy of Family Physicians)


Family-Centered Care

Definition of Family-Centered Care (Maternal and Child Health Bureau)

bullet Family-Centered Care and the Pediatrician’s Role (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Frequently Asked Questions about Family-Centered Care (The Institute for Family-Centered Care)

Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020 logo Web Site

MCH LIibrary Logo MCH Library resources related to goals and objectives for Healthy People 2010



bullet ACIP Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules

bullet AAP Immunization Initiatives - Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

bullet AAFP Clinical Recommendations for Immunizations - Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

Adverse Events

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

bullet National Immunization Program

Instant Immunization Schedule (0-5 years)

Sample Vaccine Record Forms

Guide to Contraindications to Vaccinations

State Contacts

State Immunization Program Websites (Immunization Action Coalition)

State Coordinators (Immunization Action Coalition)

bullet Vaccines for Children Program (VCP)

Periodicity Schedule

bullet American Academy of Pediatrics: Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care (Periodicity Schedule)


Screening Guidelines, Tools, and Recommendations

The following resources on pediatric preventive screening are presented alphabetically by topic:


bullet Iron-Deficiency Anemia chapter in Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition

bullet Recommendations to Prevent and Control Iron Deficiency in the United States.

Blood Pressure

Revised Blood Pressure Tables for Children and Adolescents (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

Classification of Hypertension in Children and Adolescents (Adapted from National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group)


Cholesterol in childhood (American Academy of Pediatrics)

bullet Hyperlipidemia chapter in Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition

Developmental and Behavioral

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)

Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE)

bullet Emotional Wellness Resources (American Academy of Pediatrics)

bullet Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health–Volume I, Practice Guide (Downloadable as PDF files)

bullet Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health–Volume II, Toolkit(Downloadable as PDF files)

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Online

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health Challenges in Children and Adolescents Knowledge Path (Maternal and Child Health Library)

The Role of Public Health Professionals (Center for Mental Health in Schools: School Mental Health Project)

The Role of Primary Care Health Professionals (Center for Mental Health in Schools: School Mental Health Project)

Pediatric Symptom Checklist and Pediatric Symptom Checklist—Youth Report (Y-PSC) from the Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health: Toolkit (PDF)

PEDS: Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status

Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Tool for Documentation Reimbursement of Developmental Assessment Services from the Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health: Toolkit (PDF)

bullet What to Expect & When to Seek Help: Bright Futures Tools to Promote Social and Emotional Development
       Infancy, Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, and Adolescence.

bullet Where to Seek Help: Referral Tool for Providers

Growth Assessment and Measurement

bullet 2000 CDC Growth Charts

Accurately Weighing and Measuring: Technique (Maternal and Child Health Bureau)

bullet BMI for Children and Teens

bullet Child and Teen BMI Calculator

Measuring Head Circumference (Maternal and Child Health Bureau)

bulletUse and Interpretation of CDC Growth Charts: An Instructional Guide


bullet Bright Futures: Guidelines for Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Appendix D: Hearing Screening

bullet Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program

Hearing Loss Fact Sheet (March of Dimes)

Hearing Screening Methods (Visual Reinforcement Audiometry/VRA | Conditioned Play Audiometry/CPA | Conventional Audiometry)

Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs (Joint Committee on Infant Hearing)


bullet Revised Guidelines for HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral

bullet Revised Recommendations for HIV Screening of Pregnant Women


bullet Lead Exposure in Children: Prevention, Detection, and Management (American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Environmental Health)

bullet Recommendations for Blood Lead Screening of Young Children Enrolled in Medicaid: Targeting a Group at High Risk

bullet Screening Young Children for Lead Poisoning: Guidance for State and Local Public Health Officials

Newborn Screening

National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center provides state-specific screening contacts (PDF)

bullet Newborn Screening Fact Sheets (PDF) (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Newborn Screening Tests Fact Sheet (March of Dimes)


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

bullet Bright Futures in Practice: Nutrition Pocket Guide

Coordination Strategies Handbook: A Guide for WIC and Primary Care Professionals (USDA, Food & Nutrition Service)

Food Pyramids (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Key Indicators of Nutrition Risk (on page 10 of the PDF)

USDA, Food and Nutrition Service

WIC Works Resource System (WIC Program)

Women, Infants, and Children Program

Oral Health

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Dental Hygienists’ Association

bullet Bright Futures Oral Health Toolbox (National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center)

bullet Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health Pocket Guide

Caries Risk Assessment Tool (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry)

bullet A Guide to Children’s Dental Care in Medicaid (PDF) (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center

Oral Health Risk Assessment, Screening, and Follow-up Form

Tooth Eruption Chart

Sexual Maturity

Sexual Maturity Ratings (SMRs)/Tanner Stages

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

bullet 2002 Laboratory Guidelines Screening Tests To Detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections.

Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Screening Criteria and Consequences

bullet STD Fact sheets (En Español)

STD Prevention Counseling for Adolescents ( American Social Health Association)


bullet Targeted Tuberculin Skin Testing and Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Children and Adolescents (American Academy of Pediatrics)

bullet Controlling Tuberculosis in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


bullet Eye Examination Guidelines (see Table 1 on page 2 in PDF) from "Eye Examination in Infants, Children, and Young Adults by Pediatricians." Joint policy statement, Pediatrics 111(4) April 2003.

bullet Pediatric Vision Screening for the Family Physician (American Academy of Family Physicians)

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