Health Promotion Guidelines


What are the guiding principles for health promotion at the individual and population level within pediatrics?  Please think about the following questions:

  1. Discuss national and international guidelines for well child care.
  2. Understand the application of guidelines in screening and health coaching for promotion of wellness from the neonate to the young adult.
  3. Discuss newborn screening and the integration of Bright Futures into practice.

Required reading:  The Bright Futures Tools and Resource Kit are a great place to start with resources for providers and also patient forms and education.

CDC Newborn ScreeningHealthy People 2020 FrameworkCDC Immunization Schedules 2015, United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) Clinical Guide 2014 to Preventative Services


Pediatrics: Pick a Healthy People 2020 goal that pertains to pediatrics.

Neonatal:  Access the USPSTF site and choose a specific topic (i.e. hyperbilirubinemia) that is specific to the neonatal population up to 2 years of age.

Briefly summarize your topic of choice, and then provide further insight and/or recommendations based on current evidence.  May be in paragraph or bullet format.