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Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness (BFWHW): Administrator's Handbook, Training, and Implementation of BFWHW Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Guides


The Bright Futures for Women’s Health and Wellness (BFWHW) initiative is a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Women’s Health. The mission of BFWHW is to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a variety of culturally competent consumer, provider, and community-based products for all women across their lifespan—including underserved and minority women. The Bright Futures materials help to promote women’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health and well-being.

This handbook describes the My Bright Future Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Guides and other patient and provider materials. It also contains information on how to train health care providers to use the guides in the clinical setting, using a PowerPoint presentation. 

It includes the following:

  • Administrator’s handbook
  • Trainer’s section of administrator’s handbook
  • Guide for young women
  • Wallet card for young women
  • Guide for adult women
  • Adult “Reaching My Goal” tip sheets
  • Counseling support tool
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chart: Body mass index-for-age percentiles for young women
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prevention and wellness


  • Release Date: 08/2005
  • Original Summary: 02/2007
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Last updated: July 11, 2012.