The Family Case Management Program (FCM) assists families with pregnant women, an infant, or a young child to obtain the health care services and other services they may need to have a healthy pregnancy and to promote the child’s healthy growth and development. The goals of Family Case Management are to: provide access to primary care, identify and resolve access barriers, provide health education to all eligible clients, and to reduce infant mortality and premature births.
Family Case Management also includes high-risk infant follow-ups. High risk infant follow-up serves infants who have any of the following: a serious congenital infection, an endocrine, metabolic, or immune disorder, a blood disorder, birth weight less than 1501 grams, a positive urine toxicology for any drugs, discharge from a neonatal intensive care unit, or a congenital anomaly or other conditions. The goals of high-risk infant follow-up are to promote optimal growth and development, teach the family care of the high-risk infant, prevent complications, decrease morbidity and mortality, decrease stress and potential for abuse, and insure early identification and referral for further treatment and evaluation.
HealthWorks of Illinois assures that DCFS wards from birth to age 21 who are in foster care, receive comprehensive quality health care services, as mandated by the BH Consent Decree. In Marion County, public health nurses case manage DCFS wards placed in Marion County, under the age of 6 and assure that DCFS caseworkers receive all documentation of medical care and services received.