All Our Kids (AOK) Early Childhood Network

All Our Kids (AOK) Early Childhood Network

Promoting Positive Growth for Children Ages 0 to 5 and their Families

The AOK Network is a community-based collaboration that is committed to developing a high-quality, well-coordinated, easily-accessible system of care that will promote positive growth and development for children 0-5 and their families.











































































































































































































































































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Healthy Child Care Illinois

Healthy Child Care Illinois

A Program that Promotes Safe and Healthy Children

Healthy Child Care Illinois (HCCI) is a program administered by the State of Illinois to promote safe and healthy childcare.  We work in collaboration with the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency as a resource to providers.  A Child Care Nurse Consultant provides training and education to child care providers, parents and children on a variety of topics.  These services are available to providers in Will, Kankakee, Kendall and Grundy counties.

Program Eligibility

Services are available for child care centers, licensed and licensed-exempt providers within the four county area (see above).  This includes staff, parents and children enrolled in the child care program.

Program Services

Training and education is offered on a variety of health and safety topics.  The nurse is also available for telephone consultations to answer any questions a provider may have.  Staff trainings and parent education can be scheduled by contacting the nurse consultant at (815) 741-1163 ext. 229.  A minimum of five registered participants is required for trainings.  Specialized educational sessions on oral health and hand washing can be provided for children.  Additional trainings can also be accessed by contacting the CCR&R and requesting their training schedule.  Additional services provided include Asthma Awareness Program, Child Passenger Safety Seat Education and Check Lanes, and outdoor safety checks.

Services are provided free of charge

Contact Information

Phone: 815-741-1163 ext. 229
Email: gkrantz@childcarehelp.org

Resource:

Child Care Resource and Referral Agency

HealthWorks

HealthWorks

Health care Program for Children in the Custody of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Will County Health Department is the Lead Agency for Will and Grundy counties for HealthWorks of Illinois. HealthWorks of Illinois is a comprehensive health care program for children under age 21 who are in the custody of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. HealthWorks maintains a network of providers for Initial Health Screenings, Comprehensive Health Examinations, primary care physicians and specialty care physicians

Every child that enters DCFS custody is assigned to a medical case manager (MCM). Foster children age 0-6 receive medical case management services up to age 6. Children over the age of 6 receive medical case management services for the first 45 days of DCFS custody. The MCM assists the foster parent in choosing a primary care physician and ensuring that all the necessary exams are scheduled, including the Comprehensive Health Evaluation. The MCM is responsible to obtain past medical history and forward that to the Primary Care Physician. MCM also maintains regular contact with the foster parent to answer any medical questions and receive an update on any medical visits and forward that to the DCFS/POS case worker.

Foster parents should contact HealthWorks at 1-800-543-4345 when they receive a new foster child.

Contact Information

Contact:  Loy Rosen, RN
Phone:  815-774-7302
Email:  lrosen@willcountyhealth.org        


All Kids/Family Care Application Assistance

All Kids/Family Care Application Assistance

Health Care Program Assistance for Children and Pregnant Women

All Kids is a free or low cost health care program for children under 19 years of age, pregnant women and their babies. If a child already has insurance, All Kids may help pay for the child's insurance premium.

This low cost insurance program allows for a parent to apply for children who live with them.  Additionally, another relative (grandparent, aunt, sibling, etc.) may apply for children they are caring for in place of the parents.  A teenager who lives on his or her own may apply for him or herself.  Pregnant women of any age may apply and may quality for a temporary medical card (MPE) as well as ongoing coverage.  

FamilyCare has been added to the All Kids program.  FamilyCare allows a parent or other relative caring for children in place of their parents to apply for coverage for themselves.

Eligibility

You must live in Illinois and be either:

  • Under 19 years of age
  • A pregnant woman
  • A parent or other relative who cares  for children in place of their parents

Eligibility is based on family size and income.

Application assistance is provided free of charge by appointment.

Contact Information

For application assistance call the contact the information line at 1-866-ALL-KIDS.

Links

All Kids Healthcare

Applying for All Kids/Family Care

How to Apply

Will County Health Department - Family Health Services Division can help you fill out an application or, by request, we can send you an application that you can fill out yourself and mail back to us. 
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