Family Case Management

Administered by: Bureau of Maternal and Child Health

Family Case Management (FCM) is a statewide program that provides comprehensive service coordination to improve the health, social, educational, and developmental needs of pregnant women, and infants (0 - 12 months) from low-income families in the communities of Illinois (410 ILCS 212/15). Family Case Management (FCM) aims to "assess current needs within the State and provide goals and objectives for improving the health of mothers, children, and for reducing infant mortality" (77 Ill. Adm Code 630.20).


The State of Illinois has focused on infant mortality reduction for more than twenty years. In 1980, the Prenatal Care Program paid for prenatal care services for women not covered by health insurance. Families with a Future, also known as the "9 by '90" initiative, was initiated in 1986 to achieve the Surgeon General's goal of reducing the nation's infant mortality rate to nine deaths for every 1,000 live births by the year 1990. This initiative targeted 27 areas of the state with high infant mortality rates. The program was expanded statewide in partnership with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in 1993 as the Healthy Moms / Healthy Kids initiative. In 1996, the program was consolidated in the Illinois Department of Public Health as the "Family Case Management" program. Responsibility for the program was transferred to the newly-created Illinois Department of Human Services on July 1, 1997. Since 1990, the state's infant mortality rate has decreased by 23%. Approximately 89,000 women, infant, and children are seen annually through this program.

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