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Helping Families Receive the Best Start in Life. Overview. Check In AOK History AOK Communities Conceptual Framework Advancing Collaborative Leadership Roadmap Examples of collaborative activities. Importance of the Early Years.

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overview
Overview
  • Check In
  • AOK History
  • AOK Communities
  • Conceptual Framework
  • Advancing Collaborative Leadership
  • Roadmap
  • Examples of collaborative activities
importance of the early years
Importance of the Early Years
  • Neurons to Neighborhoods: Child outcomes can be improved through carefully planned prevention & intervention strategies
  • State and Local Connections
  • Creation of the All Our Kids (AOK) Early Childhood Networks
where are the aok networks
Where are the AOK Networks?
  • St. Clair County
  • Stephenson County
  • Tazewell County
  • Town of Cicero
  • Wabash & Edwards County
  • Will County
  • Adams County
  • Carroll County
  • Kane County
  • McHenry County
  • McLean County
  • Rock Island County
  • Southeast Chicago
state mission
State Mission

The All Our Kids Early Childhood Network is a community-based collaboration committed to enhancing a high-quality, well-coordinated, easily-accessible System of Services and Supports that promotes the positive growth and development of expecting parents and families with children birth to 5.

  • Big Ideas:
  • Focus is on strengthening the System of Services and Supports for families with young children
  • Collaborative effort to address system issues that are beyond the scope of individual agencies
  • Goal is to create greater collective impact regarding child and family outcomes by improving the system
guiding principles
Guiding Principles
  • Big Ideas:
  • 3 sets of principles
  • Principles guide how we carry out our work as a Network, in service delivery, and as we enhance the System of Services and Supports
  • Principles help us create greater coherence in our collective work in all three areas
network capacity
Network Capacity
  • Big Ideas:
  • Network consists of diverse stakeholders who care about families with young children
  • Capacity refers to our ability to collaborate, share responsibility, and be adaptive and self-renewing regardless of changes in policy, funding, programming, etc.
  • Network capacity influences our ability to impact the System of Services and Supports and child and family outcomes

Health

MentalHealth

Faith Based

Parents Caregiver

Early Learning

Family Support

Social Services

system of services and supports
System of Services and Supports
  • Big Ideas:
  • Networks strengthen the System of Services and Supports through 7 System-Building Strategies
  • Strategies can be addressed directly or as strategies for addressing local child and family priorities
  • Improving the System through these strategies results in System Impacts, which in turn lead to better outcomes for children and families

System

Systems Building Strategies

Impacts

Early Identification

Access

Public Information& Education

Quality

Information& Referral

Coordination of Care

Equity

Service Needs& Utilization

Capacity

Workforce Staffing& Development

Satisfaction

Policy

early identification
Early Identification
  • Identification of all expecting parents and children birth to five
  • Early identification of developmental delays or other issues

The earlier problems are identified, the better the potential outcomes for children.

public information and education
Public Information and Education
  • Importance of the early years of development
  • Build awareness and deepen understanding
  • Community specific priority issues
  • Topic Specific Campaigns
information and referral
Information and Referral
  • A systematic process for making available services known to both families and providers
  • A process for directing families to other services
  • Strategies to identify, update, track, and disseminate information about available services and supports
  • Referral and follow-up procedures
coordination of care
Coordination of Care
  • Central functions of a high quality System of Services and Supports
  • Avoiding duplication of services
  • Supporting families in coordinating their own care
  • Service providers (across sub-systems and agencies) establish systematic processes
service needs and utilization
Service Needs and Utilization
  • Process of tracking the use of current services
  • Collaborating to assure there are adequate services to meet the need
  • Monitor the health status of families and their young children
workforce staffing and development
Workforce Staffing and Development
  • Process of assuring an adequate and high-quality workforce
  • Assurance of a high-quality workforce that is culturally-competent
  • Adheres to family support principles
  • Skillfully collaborates with other resources
policy
Policy
  • Awareness of current policies that influence their efforts to improve the System of Services and Supports
  • Identify policy issues that interfere with ability to positively impact the service delivery system
  • Collaborative recommendations for specific early childhood policy enhancements and or changes for use system-wide
child and family outcomes
Child and Family Outcomes
  • Big Ideas:
  • Ultimately, AOK Networks seek to improve child and family outcomes
  • Additional services are not enough
  • Strengthening the System of Services and Supports together can lead to greater collective impact in these areas and more

Babies are born healthy

Children maintain physical and emotional health and well being

Children enter school ready to learn

Parents are connected to the services they need

Parents are Leaders

advancing collaborative leadership
Advancing Collaborative Leadership
  • Systems improvement at the community level is based on relationships: heart of AOK network
  • Conversation is the Relationship
  • Meaningful Conversations Lead to Wise Action
strategic process
Strategic Process

STATE AOK VISION, MISSION & OPERATING PRINCIPLES

3-5 YEAR VISION

IDENTIFICATION OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

& DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIC PLAN

IMPLEMENTATION

NEEDS & STRENGTHS ASSESSMENT

PERIODIC REFLECTION & REPORTING

ANNUAL ACTION PLANNING, BUDGET REVISION & PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

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For more information:

http://www.aoknetworks.org/