Tazewell County Health Dept.

Birth to 5 AOK Network

AOK Network

Julie Herzog, A.D. - 309-929-0266

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:

Sept-Oct 2018
July-Aug 2018
May-June 2018
March-April 2018
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