Tazewell County Health Dept.

Birth to 5

Birth to 5

  • AOK Network ( 0 Articles )

    Julie Herzog, A.D. - Extension 266

    The AOK Networks project is a collaborative effort of the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Community Services; the Illinois State Board of Education; health departments and other lead agencies; and local stakeholders who care about the health and well-being of very young children and their parents/caregivers. It is the most comprehensive, long-standing, community-based systems development initiative in the State of Illinois.

    The primary focus of the fourteen AOK Networks is to promote healthy pregnancies and the positive growth and development of all children birth to five and their parents/caregivers. AOK Network partners are working on cross-sector initiatives so that more babies are born healthy, more children remain healthy, more children enter school ready to learn, and more parents/caregivers are leaders in their families and the community. AOK Networks improve outcomes like these by creating a more connected and coordinated system of services and supports as they address local child and family priority issues.

    Through AOK Networks across the state, service providers, parents and community members are working together to create the future they want for their children.

    The AOK Network is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.


    Easter Seals online

    Make the First Five Count


    Family Yellow Pages 

    AOK Directory

    AOK Early Childhood Mental Health Resource Guide


    Click on the links below for pdf's of AOK newsletters:

    Jan-Feb 2018
    Nov-Dec 2017
    May 2017 Special Edition

    Nov-Dec 2016
    Aug-Sept 2016

    June-July 2016
    March-April 2016

    Jan-Feb 2016

    Nov-Dec 2015

    Sept-Oct 2015
    July-Aug 2015
    May-June 2015
    March-April 2015

    Jan-Feb 2015

    Nov-Dec 2014
    Sept-Oct 2014

    July-Aug 2014

    Mar-Apr 2014

    Jan-Feb 2014

    Sept-Oct 2013

    July-Aug 2013
    May-June 2013
    Mar-Apr 2013
    Jan-Feb 2013
    Nov-Dec 2012

    Early Childhood Mental Health Newsletter 2013

  • Family Case Management ( 0 Articles )
    • Family Case Management is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)
    • The program provides public health nursing services to all medically
      eligible pregnant women and children up to the age of 12 months. These  services include home visits with an emphasis on prevention. Health
      education, growth and development assessments, and referrals to needed services are provided.
    • The goal of the program is to improve the health of pregnant women and their children.




  • Perinatal Followup ( 0 Articles )

    • All infants admitted to OSF High-Risk Nursery receive home visits at
      1-2 weeks after leaving the hospital, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 
      and 2 years.
    • Growth and development is monitored at each visit.
    • Appropriate referrals are made when physical or developmental 
      problems are identified.
  • Pregnancy Testing/Prenatal Classes ( 0 Articles )
  • WIC Program ( 0 Articles )

    • The WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program is federally funded  through the Department of Agriculture.
    • WIC provides nutrition education, health assessments and food vouchers
      to pregnant, breastfeeding, and post partum women, and families with
      infants and children under the age of 5. For Internet education 
      visit: www.wichealth.org .
    • Clients must reside in Tazewell County, be within the required federal income 
      guidelines, and have a nutritional or medical reason to qualify.fns_logo
    • Call extension 230 or 233 for more information.
    • Walk-ins welcome... Click here for flyer 
    • Certified Lactation Counselors and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are 
      available to help breastfeeding women with questions or concerns.
    • For more information visit: www.fns.usda.gov/wic/ .

    WIC Formula and Medical Nutritional Prescriptions Form

    Illinois Authorized WIC Food List

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

  • Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Program ( 0 Articles )

    CPS program is a car seat fitting station for parents and caregivers to learn how to properly install and adjust car seats. All fitting stations are staffed with nationally certified child passenger safety technicians. Car seat fitting stations are free of charge, though donations are appreciated. Individuals meeting specific requirements may qualify for a free car seat funded through Illinois Department of Transportation.

    Please check back here soon for upcoming car seat fitting stations dates and locations.

  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselors ( 0 Articles )

    Breastfeeding Peer Counselors provide home visits and phone counseling to breastfeeding WIC moms when they are in need of help for common breastfeeding concerns/issues.  The Peer Counselors are available to call or text day or night, or on the weekends.


    Breastfeeding Peer Counselor:

    Danette Eubank 267-7713


    USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

  • Farmer's Market ( 0 Articles )

    WIC participants receive (5) $3.00 vouchers to use at local farmer's markets to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables.