The Reduction of Infant Mortality in Illinois
The Family Case Management Program and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
FCM-Eligible Infants with Three or More Well-Child Visits
FY 05 - FY 08
Description of Chart 7: FCM-Eligible Infants with Three or More Well-Child Visits
The Department monitors FCM agencies to ensure that participating infants receive at least three well child visits during the first year of life. The graph displays the proportion of infants who met this standard.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends routine well child visits. Providers monitor a child's growth and development, provide preventive health care services (e.g., immunizations), screen for potentially serious health problems (e.g., lead
poisoning or problems with vision or hearing) and inform parents through anticipatory guidance. The Academy recommends six such visits during the first year of life, to occur at one month, two months, four months, six months, nine months and twelve
months of age.