4 - High Risk Infant Follow-Up Program

The High Risk Infant Follow Up Program (HRIF) is a statewide program for infants and children (ages 0-2 years old) who are referred via the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Reporting System (APORS) or based on assessments done in the FCM program which determines: that the infant has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition after newborn discharge, when maternal alcohol or drug addiction has been diagnosed, or when child abuse or neglect has been indicated based on investigation by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (See 410 ILCS 525/2 and 77 Ill. Adm. Code 840.210). The primary goals of HRIF are to:

  • Minimize disability in high-risk infants by early identification of possible conditions requiring further evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Promote optimal growth and development of infants
  • Teach family care of the high-risk infant
  • Decrease stress and potential for abuse in the family setting with high-risk infant