Julie Herzog, A.D. - Extension 266
ALL OUR KIDS (AOK): EARLY CHILDHOOD NETWORKS is a joint effort between the Illinois Department of Human Services, ten Illinois Health Departments, family members, the Ounce of Prevention Fund, and other local agencies serving very young children and their families. This pilot project is designed to create a coordinated system in order to help families receive the services they need.
The overall goal of the Networks is to ensure that all children under the age of five years and their families have the opportunity to receive the services they need, from pre-natal care to well-baby checkups to parenting education to specialized services, all to support the family and provide for the best and healthiest start possible for young children.
What does AOK do?
Assesses the needs of very young children (younger than five years) and their families.
Links the children and their families to appropriate services.
Assists service providers in working together to close the gaps in services.
Informs others in the community about the needs of very young children and their families.
Explores the training needs of people who work with very young children and their families.
Provides leadership for policy development to assure the health of very young children and their families
The AOK Network is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.
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