Bright Futures Pediatric Implementation Program
HRSA-18-078 | Maternal & Child Health Bureau
Application Accepted: 12/05/2017 to 02/05/2018
Projected Award Date: 05/01/2018
Estimated Award Amount: N/A
The purpose of the Bright Futures Pediatric Implementation (BFPI) cooperative agreement is to improve health outcomes for the nation’s infants, children, and adolescents by increasing the quality of primary and preventive care through the use of age-specific, evidence-driven clinical guidelines. The BFPI Program achieves this goal by spreading use of the Bright Futures Guidelines, which reflect consensus among primary health care experts on the latest, state-of-the-art design for preventive checkups. The Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule has been determined to be part of the evidence-informed preventive care and screenings for infants, children, and adolescents provided for in the HRSA-supported comprehensive guidelines under section 2713(a)(3) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 300gg-13(a)(3). Under this provision, non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers must provide coverage of such preventive care and screenings without a co-payment or deductible.
Eligible applicants include any public or private entity. Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Pursuant to HHS policy, foreign entities are not eligible to receive awards under this NOFO.