Coordinated Intake (CI) is a collaborative process that provides families with a single point of entry for home visiting programs within a community. Trained Coordinated Intake workers serve as a hub for home visiting, assessing families’ needs, referring them to an appropriate home visiting program, and tracking what happens to the referrals.

The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (OECD) is looking for communities which are interested in developing their own early childhood/home visiting coordinated intake system. Please click here  to learn more.

Lessons Learned and Best Practice Guides

Illinois’ MIECHV Program has been invested in coordinated intake and community systems building since the inception of MIECHV. See below for full reports on lessons learned from MIECHV Coordinated Intake and Community Systems Development in Illinois:

MIECHV Coordinated Intake Assessment Tool (CIAT)

Coordinated Intake Assessment Tool (CIAT): This is the intake tool that all Illinois MIECHV communities must use when recruiting participants. Non-MIECHV programs are permitted to use it as well.

Coordinated Intake Policy and Procedures

Having policies and procedures in place are important for effective coordinated intake and collaboration amongst different home visiting programs and other service providers. The following are offered as examples.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is an agreement between two or more organizations to collaborate in a joint undertaking. The following are examples: